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Thought after reading metro letter in Reader Mail


#1

I have a lot of fucking shoes...

I don't consider myself "metro" but I guess I have metro tendancies should I follow the criteria set forth by today's society.

I own:
-work shoes
-workout shoes
-dress shoes (2 pair black, one brown)
-shower sandals
-hiking sandals
-kyaking shoes
-work boots (Materhorns)
-hiking boots (kick ass Danners)
-steel toed boots
-dress boots (doc martins)
-snow boots
-snowboarding boots
-fishing waders
-yardwork shoes (trashed workout shoes)
-kick-around shoes (airwalks)
-baseball cleats
-football cleats
-chucks (for squats/dl)
-cross trainers (for trotting trails)

Again, I don't consider myself Metro, but I still have a lot of shoes, who else is with me?


#2

Brad, most of your shoes are for sporting or work purposes so I wouldn't say you have metro tendencies.


#3

come on man, thats not what they are talking about.


#4

I have black & white checkered slip-on vans/keds. What's up now?


#5

I have black & white checkered slip-on vans/keds. What's up now?

LOL!! My friend bought some of those on ebay last summer. After I got my chuck taylors for squatting in, he thought he was gonna be all badass and go 'oldschool' too.


#6

You're fine Brad. As long as you own more boots than shoes, you're a man's man in my book.

I own 2 pair of dress shoes, 5 pairs of athletic shoes in various states of decay, and about 20 pair of boots. (Plus Waders!)


#7

Brad~

If you have mud, blood, oil, paint, grass stains, tar, mismatching shoelaces or growing fungus on any of those, regardless of the number, you are automatically disqualified from 'metro' status.

Sprout


#8

Bonus...

color me relieved


#9

You have to be like me to be a metro, I have around 10 pairs of shoes. I have a number of slip-ons, loafers, mules, leather sandals, lace-ups, low-quarters and dress boots. You can't have too many shoes and I don't care what anyone thinks or labels me.


#10

I own high heels, and fishnet stockings, but my wife won't take me dancing, so I never get to wear them.


#11

Women LIKE nice shoes on a man.I've heard alot women notice a man's shoes.Good shoes = more poontang.


#12

Wow. I own 2 pair of shoes. One pair of plain black wal-mart shoes, and one pair of rubber boots is use for anything. (Cutting wood, feeding cattle, working on my truck, shoveling snow, whatever.)


#13

Oh who gives a shit. Labels only matter if you allow them to be applied to yourself. I could have a hundred shoes and a pink tutu and I still be all man. Fuck others with what they think.