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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

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Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:Barefoot is best!
Im afraid I have some bad news for you: You walk wrong.

Look, its not your fault. Its your shoes. Shoes are bad. I dont just mean stiletto heels, or cowboy boots, or tottering espadrilles, or any of the other fairly obvious foot-torture devices into which we wincingly jam our feet. I mean all shoes. Shoes hurt your feet. They change how you walk. In fact, your feetyour poor, tender, abused, ignored, maligned, misunderstood feetare getting trounced in a war thats been raging for roughly a thousand years: the battle of shoes versus feet.


want want want!


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Birgit
Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 27th Jan 2005
Total posts: 4145
Posted:It says it in the FAQ on the UK link someone posted.

I'm sure that if you pay them enough they'll custom-fit a pair for you, but if you want affordable ones you'll have to live with the material adjusting to the toes...

Did anyone else ever wonder what happens to the wee plastic bits they punch out of crocs to make the holes?


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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted: Written by :Dr_Birgit


Did anyone else ever wonder what happens to the wee plastic bits they punch out of crocs to make the holes?



No, but I do now...


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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PinkNigel
PinkNigel

Pinker than thou
Location: A little pink world all my own...
Member Since: 4th May 2006
Total posts: 336
Posted: Written by :Dr_Birgit


Did anyone else ever wonder what happens to the wee plastic bits they punch out of crocs to make the holes?



I always assumed they were moulded that way and not puched out at all.

On the other hand, I've often wondered how they managed to come up with such a pug-ugly design and managed to sell it to so many people...


A wise man once said: "You have two ears and one mouth, therefore you should shut the censored up and listen" (though, to be fair, he might not've put it _quite_ like that..)

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newgabe
newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:Pug ugly and so stiff! No chance of walking decently in them. Like wearing crates. How come Matt Terry makes them look so cool!



meanwhile, back at the fivetoesies thingies. I got all inspired about walking barefoot today so I took off to my local shopping centre across the park and of course, this being Australia, ended up with a foot full of prickles that still hurt!



I Am Definitely Going to Buy some of these Wierd Looking Shoes. Wish they made Sprint in all black though. They are going to look strange enough without red bits. I will look like a tree frog only not cute!




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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

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Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:You'd still look cute gabe ubblove

I remember seeing them in black when I first looked at the site...maybe they're just out of stock now or something. Strange!


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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FireTom
Stargazer

Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:Great topic! Regular shoes do ruin feet! I side that and guess one reason for that being is that shoes are mass-made for average feet - that don't exist... to walk on unnatural surfaces that ruin the feet even more!

A pair of custom tailored shoes might be the best alternative to five fingers. Mind their price.... eek

Great invention! *books ticket to Europe to get some* wink


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Silk_the_Elf
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Member Since: 5th Jan 2008
Total posts: 37
Posted:This weekend I hurt my feet hiking in my old boots. I've been needing a new pair for Dagorhir/hiking for a while but I'm soooooooo picky! These look neat though! I would definately wear them hiking and if I could get them in all black I may be able to wear them for Dagorhir.

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newgabe
newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:They have all black in KSO but not Stride.

Ya when I was young (once upon a time back in the early 70's when they had dinosaurs, kiddies) I walked from Kathmandu to half way up Mt Everest (took about 2 weeks) About half way through the second day day I noticed that the porters were mostly barefoot and doing great. I felt like I was wearing bricks. I promptly gave away my 'proper' hiking boots and did the whole thing in a pair of lightweight tennis shoes with flexible soles. Taught me a lot!

And I don't think $80 is a lot for decent shoes.


.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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pineapple pete
pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne
Member Since: 20th Sep 2004
Total posts: 5125
Posted:with you there gabe.. $80 is pretty good indeedily

however.. $80 for me at the moment feels like much more wink

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"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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pricklyleaf
pricklyleaf

with added berries
Location: Manchester
Member Since: 7th Mar 2005
Total posts: 1365
Posted:$80? Ooh, just realised the US stockist half the price of the UK one I found. 40 - Maybe affordable, I need assurances that these things are built to last though!

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dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

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Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:Yup, ordering from the US is SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper.

Price for Sprints (in respective countries)
USD $80
AUD $210
EUR 105

Just to give people a heads up, I'm planning sweet talking a US HoPper if they don't let me ship to Australia wink (which I assume will be the case since I emailed the about getting them in Aus and they sent me a link for the site where they're $210 eek )


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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newgabe
newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:crap, I assumed they'd ship here... cos $US is pretty close to $AUD these days. Hmmmm I got an idea.

*Just to give people a heads up, I'm planning sweet talking a US HoPper if they don't let me ship to Australia *

" wink


.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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simta
simta

compfuzzled
Location: hastings
Member Since: 11th Apr 2006
Total posts: 1182
Posted: Written by :pricklyleaf


$80? Ooh, just realised the US stockist half the price of the UK one I found. 40 - Maybe affordable, I need assurances that these things are built to last though!



plus delivery etc...

think it should still be cheaper to order from u.s and deliver here than pay 80+delivery

life-expectancy is an issue though


"the geeks have got you" - Gayle

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onewheeldave
Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: sheffield
Member Since: 28th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3252
Posted:Don't forget the 'import tax lottery' though.

Many classes of goods shipped into the UK from other countries are liable for import tax.

Which means delivery is withheld until customs send you an invoice and it gets paid.

It seems fairly random though, I've made several orders from HOP and, to now, have never got import tax on them.

But I know other people who've ordered stuff from abroad and got hit by quite substantial extra costs for the tax.


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But you can make the Bastard work for it."

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simta
simta

compfuzzled
Location: hastings
Member Since: 11th Apr 2006
Total posts: 1182
Posted:yeah def true dave.

if your getting it delivered to a friendly hopper in u.s tho, you could ask them to wrap it up as a bday pressie for example which should mean it would go through


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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:Almost anything from the U.S into UK gets import VAT and many things incur duty as well. frown you need to buy from poor countries to get Vat / Duty exempt.

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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bodhisattva
my body is a tattooed temple
Location: halifax
Member Since: 1st Jun 2008
Total posts: 366
Posted:i like them but they are expensive . i usually wear ninja tabi boots , they're well comfy and cheap and you can get thin socks for them so no rubbing

when the body is happy the mind smiles

to live a single day and hear a good teaching is better than to live a hundred without hearing such teaching

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Wel, I tried to buy a pair.

Every pair I tried to buy was out of stock. frown


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:*snigger*

I wonder what my climbing shoes do....


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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