Bought two pairs of shoes in the past few days.
Ecco Biom Lite for walking around the city:
and a pair of Adidas Supernova Glide for running:
The shoe I'm currently trying to get through (I always use [not thrash] my "gear" to death, or at least try my best to), and right now I'm having a hard time with these, especially because of that Vibram outsole... The North Face -- Hedgehog
These are for moving, basically, but nowadays all I'm doing is walking, so that's why they're still unhurt.
In other casual/display or "stationary" situations I use, swear by, and collect these skateshoes by Osiris (yes, more plastic..):
And their big brothers, though a lot less "swearing by" and collecting of these
They're really big in your feet :/, but I like the details:
They were really popular at the time, though expensive and not so good for skateboarding.
I'm surprised to see so much Nikes, in Canada we barely got them.
Oh like I said I would love to but I don't, and probably never will, own them, lol.
Hum you're right actually.
Kind of like those:
But for faster bikes! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorcycle_boot
So that if your foot falls off it doesn't get sanded to the bone by the tarmac.
Motocross boots seems very similar and hard to tell apart though...
I use to ride crotch rockets many moons ago and loved my Sidi Vertebra boots.
Anyhow, here's my thread contribution. My knees, shins, and calves hurt like hell after the first 3 mile run.
I thought about the five-toe shoes, but I have wide feet and it looked like I was wearing scuba flippers; and yes, they are damn ugly and look very strange on human feet.