July 05, 2006

World Cup Time? Shoe Substitution!

I've always been a huge fan of the World Cup. Last time around I would stay up to watch the midnight matches in California, and then wake up at 4AM to watch the second match of the night. . . . and this went on for weeks. Growing up, I played AYSO soccer in Hawaii for the McCully BlueJays, and I ran around with the best of them. As an adult, I've always been partial to soccer sneaks, and I'm proud to say I've had these since the last World Cup! It kind of snuck up on me, but that means I've rocked these Nike's for four years now, and it's time to retire them. I'm not sure how I lucked out into finding them, but the original retail was well north of two hundred dollars. I'm not that crazy about shoes (show me a bike part and I'm all in, haha), but these were on close out in Menlo Park for forty bucks. How could you go wrong with that? Despite the funky outsides, the insides proved to be the most comfortable pair of shoes I've owned in my life. Dual, independant air cushions, front and rear, contributed to the sweetest ride imaginable. I've worn these shoes everywhere I've been around the world, and I have some great memories with them. Man, I wish I'd been able to buy a couple pairs - I'd wear these til feet went out of style!

I couldn't just settle for any old pair of shoes after these bad boys, so I spent a couple weeks hunting for just the right pair. With the limited amount of time, money, and selection here in Spain, I ended up with what I think are worthy successors. However, a couple months of light use are showing that these won't last - so the search continues!

Ah, what the heck. Might as well show off my work shoes by Adio! Not only are we all in matching uniforms - complete with matching Viceroy watches - but we all wear the same kicks. K-Swiss, where are you? Bwahahaha (read about Holland for the K-Swiss comment)

And to the person who said I'd never post about my shoes - Booyah!


Wassup Liam!! Long time no talk. Its Tony, the fiddy/cycle gear manager from san jose. I cant believe you got hooked up with this position man you lucky dog!!! Who would have thought when you were adjusting carb needle on my 50 back then that you would end up in the MotoGP paddock! Anyways, just wanted to shoot you a huge congrats. Im actually movin down to LA in a week to work for the company ive been racing with for years. Check it out at Hope to run in to you someday and hear all ur MotoGP adventures.

Heya Nike out there - perhaps its not a bad idea to send Liam a pair of special traveller's shoes!!! ckwock

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