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Even TechCrunch (a technology blog) Loves Vibram Five Finger Shoes

Vibram FiveFingers Flow

(well, I first seen it on TechCrunch but its really on CrunchGear…. big difference lol)

And how did such a post do on a technology and gadget blog? It did very well (191 comments so far) and it spurred a second post as well on running later on here. I almost think that the one person I saw wearing them after the post was made was wearing them because of the post on CrunchGear… but I didn’t get a chance to ask him so I will never know.

I guess I gota make a list of these new wave footwear that has been coming out as of late. Between MBT, Skechers (and their MTB look alike), and Vibram “feet you wear… literally” sneakers, it looks like technology for the feet is still moving forward.

I know I am going to give that Vibram a shot. $70+ dollars seems a little expensive for something that you just want to try out, but I will give them a shot and report back.

(remember we weren’t born with shoes… its true lol)

(don’t expect me to do any of that type of testing though)

Now playing: Elephant Man – Nuh Linga
via FoxyTunes


On Sale: Saucony Progrid Paramount on Eastbay

Saucony Progrid Paramount

(an interesting running sneaker from Saucony)

I have been on a bent lately on running sneakers (even though I have YET to actually run in them more than 1 mile). I want something to run in and looks nice too. I think these fit the bill, even though I probably will not try them.

For $164.99 you can get these on your feet. It would seem that people like it because there are not allot of sizes left.


Introducing the ProGrid Paramount from Saucony. Made for those runners looking for the ultimate in performance with three new technologies that are combined into one great running shoe. Full-length ProGrid™ and new Flexion Plate technology absorbs impact, dissipates shock and provides a seamless transition from heel to forefoot. Revolutionary new Comfortemp material monitors heat and cold to help keep your feet at a comfortable temperature. Additional features include a dual-density SSL EVA midsole, extended SRC Impact Zone, blown rubber outsole, Arch Lock, TPU external heel counter and a lightweight mesh upper. Wt. 12.1 oz.

I’ll Be Starting Wednesday Workout Soon

(geeeeeeeeze this is funny)

(thought I throw a classic at you lol)

Why am I doing this? because I need to start working out… and I think one of the reasons why SOME people by sneakers is to… guess what? work out in them? Go figure. So far the sneaker I have in my arsenal are the Nike Shox, Nike Air Max 360 (rejuvenation), and the adidas Megabounce Mega Burst special addition “Rainbow”.

I actually did a little running in the adidas and I have to say that they really do what they say such that with each step they return some of that energy. I never ran in the 360’s before, but hope to get them a shot tomorrow at the track (but I really got them to walk around in… want to get to 2 miles or 30 minutes 4 days a week walking)

I will be testing out sneakers shortly (especially if Finishline keeps that return a sneaker program going) and I will be having family members testing sneakers (and shoes) shortly as well in the hopes that there can be more than just insane rants on how the sneaker or shoe looks. Now I will have insane rants on how they actually work (or don’t work).

Remember breakfast is really important part of the day LMAO

Kelly Rowland In Nike Commercial For Human Race

I love me some Kelly Rowland. I am sure if we were to meet, that she would fall in love with me… in fact all the DC women would fall for my incredible charm and poise.

So anyway, here is Kelly doing her thing for the Human Race, something Nike thought up to promote health and well being… and to push its Nike Plus product of which I actually would like to try. I’m not sure if there is a fit here, but I was too busy watching Kelly to notice. First seen on the.LIFE Files


You won’t see this commercial in the US. it would seem to be a Europe exclusive lol

Trying To Understan How It Works: MBT Women’s Chapa GTX

Weird and expensive sneakers for the ladies… 230 Bucks!!!!

This is an awkward looking sneaker. I do wonder how exactly this works. If it does work so well, why hasn’t anybody thought of it before? And for 240 bucks, its a really expensive experiment to find out if it really works for you or not. I’m not in a position (not yet… but I’m getting there) to buy it and then tell you about it so I guess I’m just going to have to leave it there.

They are interesting. Here is the description from

Every step you take in the MBT Chapa GTX helps tone and trim your legs while reducing strain on your feet, knees, back and entire body. Developed with extensive research, this is not your typical shoe. They are a completely new concept… the first ever physiological footwear. Essentially, they activate your body’s support and postural muscles, which means that your muscles will work more, you’ll have less strain on your joints, and you’ll just plain feel better! The rounded outsole features a key pivot point that generates natural rolling movement in the foot for even weight distribution. The MBT Chapa GTX features a rich nubuck leather and single-layer mesh upper with Dry & Cool mesh inserts for structured yet breathable support. Special antimicrobial treatment on the foam sockliner reduces odor, prolonging the life of the shoe. Glass-fiber shank provides firm support overlaid with an EVA midsole that molds to your foot. Durable, rubber outsole with lightweight cushion and traction.

Gore-Tex is part of the deal too. Weatherproof baby! I have a feeling that these work out and/or casual type sneakers will be popular. Made for walking folks.

Oh and I don’t know who is MBT… research that later.