February 26, 2013

Why shouldn't shoes look like...

... feet?

24 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Oh, I get it. Women always look at a man's shoes and when the do the first impression they will have of this guy is that he has huge feet. Great tactic.

Astro said...

Why can't mens pants look like
this?

edutcher said...

Well, he was at Elton's do.

Anything goes, as they say.

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Nomennovum said...

Hobbit feet.

Why not? As long as they come in over-the-ankle styles. I prefer boots.

Mitchell the Bat said...

The problem is when your nose is twelve inches long.

cubanbob said...

Most feet are not attractive and most people do not go out of their way to look unattractive.

cubanbob said...

Most feet are not attractive and most people do not go out of their way to look unattractive.

Coketown said...

For the same reason darts shouldn't look like nipples. Blurring the line between fashion and anatomy confounds Huffington Post editors--and their mental wel-lbeing is of great importance to me.

EDH said...

Those are cool, and really detailed.

traditionalguy said...
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traditionalguy said...

This thread reminds me of a tactic of a powerful insider in Georgia politics who liked to test me and others at the law office by seeing our reaction to his taking off his shoes and picking his toes at the conference table while we did business.

It was his dominance move. What could we do about it? So we ignored it.

His and his grandfather and father had been Governor, and later a Senator, and he did know where the bodies were buried so he had immense political clout among the unseen group of insiders that make the political decisions by trading influence.

We became friends likely because he had lived up the hill from my grandparent's home back when the Governor's Mansion was in Ansley Park That gave us shared childhood memories. And I like his authenticity.

He is still alive and as much of a character as ever. I last saw him at a funeral three month's ago.

Ann Althouse said...

"For the same reason darts shouldn't look like nipples..."

Picture a bodice that looks as much like nipples as those shoes look like feet.

traditionalguy said...

Just wait until the Cosmetic Surgeons start doing Big Toe Augmentation for men. Then we can also stroll the beaches and display out our best feature.

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john said...

Jim Carrey reduced to dying his hair and dressing silly to keep ahead of Adam Sandler in the funny category.

Ann Althouse said...

The humor appeals to me.

He's not barefoot. He's wearing shoes. But if you're the sort that is offended by people going barefoot, you've got to have an even bigger problem with the shoes.

I've always been very susceptible to humor (and other ideas) that are about changing the scale of things or mixing it up in some way.

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Rabel said...

How do we know they're shoes.

If those are his real feet and foot size correlates well with penis size it would go a long way towards explaining Carrey's success in the movie biz.

Chuck Currie said...

I've seen feet I wouldn't want under my blanket

Cheers

FleetUSA said...

Actually there are shoes called "toe shoes" which seem quite comfortable according to my daughter and kids. They are manufactured by Vibram and are available via AA at Amazon!

ken in sc said...

Big Jim Folsom—also called Kissing Jim—who was governor of Alabama when I was a kid, is supposed to have put his bare feet up on a coffee table during a meeting with the NAACP. He also served them whiskey and gave them cigars. When he was accused of nepotism for hiring so many relatives for government jobs, he replied, “Who do you expect me to hire, a bunch of strangers?” During his last unsuccessful campaign, he was obviously drunk at all or most of his appearances. Those were the good old days in politics.

Dante said...

I think it's a good question. And a humorous one. I chuckled when I saw them.

I think women could benefit from shoes that make their feet look smaller and more attractive. Remember Cinderella, and the sisters cutting off their toes so they could fit in the glass slippers?

Imagine instead some kind of shoe that gave the illusion of a smaller, dainty foot.

Guys? Not so sure. They all look ugly to me anyway.

traditionalguy said...

The Chinese once had small feet done to their women as babies, but then they could not work or walk on them. Oops.