Monday, October 16, 2006

Flip-Flops Not In Style or for Kung Fu Fightin'

Read this hilarious story about whether "Real Men" wear flip-flops. Money quote, “I'm always baffled at what makes men think women will be attracted to them in a two-for-$10 pair of Wal-Mart flip-flops,” he said. “No one wants to look at a man's dirty, hairy, nasty toes. And whenever you see a man wearing flip-flops, 90 percent are not groomed toes — that probably hurt the cause of flip-flops more than anything else.” The story focuses on the supposed backlash against the "metrosexual" fashion staple of wearing the cheap footwear.

For those of us concerned with martial preparedness, however, it brings up another point, namely, you can't fight in them. The problem with any footwear that a) doesn't stay on your feet, and b) doesn't provide any traction is that you can plant, push off, or shift your weight for a technique. Also, try running away while wearing them without falling on your face! I'd bet that even if you're running away from a slower assailant, you'd get caught.

I just want my readers to stay cool!

Tags: ,

No comments: