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So on Sat I headed off and bought myself a paid of MBTs. Physiological footwear.[1] What could be cooler? Or more ugly?
For those not in the know MBTs are Masai Barefoot Technology shoes designed to help posture and tone muscles and even lose weight. Although I have discovered the secret behind their weight loss, simply put they chop the heels off you leaving you footless[2]

Guess I’ll have to wait until the gaping wound on my heel heals before trying them again.

Supposedly the heel problem is due to ill-fitting, but if I was fitted by yer wan who was a “qualified fitter” then surely I shouldn’t have had that problem. Next time I try them I’ll lace ‘em up tight enough to cut off all blood circulation to the foot, and hope for the best.


And in totally unrelated news, Shay Given is returning to the Irish Squad. Who doesn’t love Shay?

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Linknotes:
  1. that is a pointlessly flash driven site, btw
  2. not at all the pleasant drunkness of being legless neither
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  1. Oh no! Magic does not exist? I usually get blisters with new runners anyway so don't see why the MBTs would be different. Throw on some a dem clear blishter healy things or wait til they heal and then try out the oul blishter prevention plasters. I demand a completely unbiased normal person's view on de MBTs. Before I decide to waste money on them as well. :-) Even if they don't work on cellulite and my complete absence of muscle tone, they're supposed to be good for the back, which would be something. If they're just ugly cut the heels of you runners that cost a frakkin fortune, I ain't interested.

    LOST's on tonight. And against all expectations, I'm going to watch it. Just so's I can see the nothing that happens. Every week. Without fail.

  2. See, I did understand you properly on Sunday – the MBT shoes can break your feet. Even if you don't run in them, apparently.

  3. Harlequin, you did watch it last week too right? Cause that is when the first ep started.
    Also did I mention blisters? No, I said gaping wounds, cause that is what I have, no blisters whatsoever.

    I've actually discovered that they are great for running in Ann, once they leave you with your feet that is :)

  4. Have you noticed the gaping hole where France should be, in the list of countries? Yeah…
    And what does it mean that I don't find them ugly?
    Don't forget to demand a seat on the bus – and don't hesitate to show the wound when they balk.

  5. Well they never promised dramatic weight loss Sally, though you'd probably put it back on due to lack of activity after becoming footless.

    Anne, they list Ireland, but that site wouldn't load for me. I had to go in a poke around the UK site.

  6. Yep, I did watch it last week. SNORE. Although marginally more interesting than watching dust gather on my carpet. There's nothing on telly and LOST is almost worse than nothing. WHO CARES?!?

    Sorry about your gaping wounds. They're definitely not stigmata, right?

  7. I love the Shay. That's a Given. ;-) But I just can't stand it when he speaks. It makes me think of Daniel O'Donnell. *Shudder*

  8. I don't think they are stigmata, at least I don't recall Jesus having any heel problems on the cross.
    I believe Shay curses a little more than Daniel.

    Heather Anne, Shay is the Irish goalie, he has been out of action for a while after a collision with a defender almost killed him. Poor baby.

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