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Monday
May022011

On Foot

Ryan asks:

You have talked a bit about your shoes. Speak to me of your shoes. (Perhaps that seems too mundane a topic, but I still ask.)

Very well.

The shoes in question are Merrell Jungle Mocs. I got turned on to them by folks at the office; I think about half of us wear them now. I like them because they’re comfortable and eminently practical. In some ways, they’re like my car: a little unusual and highly versatile. I can wear them with just about anything and in a wide variety of situations. When I was away from home for four weeks last summer, they were only pair of shoes I brought with me, from GenCon to Agile 2010, from working in our office in Lausanne to hiking in the Swiss Alps. And for passing through airport security, the moccasins are tough to beat.




Update

Fitness: 30 minutes workout
Writing: 330 words, 269 average

Reader Comments (1)

I was about to say that I'm sad they don't carry them in my size, but their website has a "filter by size" option. And for folks like me with wide feet, it's a different product.

Slightly annoyed at the design of the site implying that they didn't carry wide, but no site's perfect.

Now I'm off to order, hoping these shows will be gout-friendly. I'm tired of buying crappy shoes every three months.

Thank you, Paul.

- Ryan

May 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRyan Macklin

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