Thursday, January 25, 2007

New Skids

I did not know too many people when I came to Guangzhou but fortunately a guy I met during my days in the JPL in Indo also moved to GZ a few months before I did. He works for a multinational sporting goods company, which I will not take the liberty to mention on this blog. Although work here can be pretty time consuming we try to link up for a pint whenever we can. During our last session he noticed I have pretty big feet, a size 12 US, and he also noticed my sneakers were ratty are worn out. I have a few more in stock but my Reef sneakers are too damn comfortable. He offered me a pair of boots he had at work, samples he had just received.


I have a really awesome pair of tan Camel boots but it has been aged since I have worn a pair or black leather shoes. The look took a day or 2 for me to get used to. And although my Camel boots are comfortable enough to wear out on a full night of adventure, they can get pretty heavy and painful to don through a whole day at the office. And although these puppies give me another inch of height, they are just too damn comfortable to ignore. The bubble in the sole really makes me feel like I am walking on air as I head to work. And for their size they are surprisingly light.


The soles of these boots are jagged and offer amazing traction for when I am running to and from the printer, photocopy, and fax machines. They also serve me well when I am out in the field visiting factories, walking on greasy ground or just when I am walking to work and happen to step in puddles of slimy phlegm that local people seem to love hawking up on the sidewalk.

It is never easy to settle into a new pair of shoes. I personally prefer sneakers because comfort is my primary concern. But these bad boys allow me to be comfortable and look presentable at work. I am not sure if they are on the shelves as yet and that makes me feel even more special wearing them. Stan you are the man. Thanks for the hook up. The shoes and I are going to have some wild adventures together.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

looking good kid!

AmitD said...

"Giant steps are what you take...walking on the moon. I hope my legs don't break...walking on the moon. We could walk forever...walking on the moon........" and so on and so forth. - The Police
Love your moon shoes brah...

Avi said...

thank u sirs...