Thanks for the cool rubber shoes, Cory!


16 Responses to “Thanks for the cool rubber shoes, Cory!”

  1. Stefan Jones says:

    The reviews suggest the sizing is off . . . if anyone out there has tried these and normally wears a size 10.5 . . . what size did you find worked for you?

  2. AwesomeRobot says:

    Alright, how’s the sizing when compared to the staple Chuck Taylors? 

  3. seer says:

    to hell with leather, cotton, hemp or linen – let’s use more petroleum products while we still can!

  4. Cory Doctorow says:

    You’re welcome, Mark!

  5. Eric S. Smith says:

    Waterproof, yet thoroughly perforated?

  6. tpe123 says:

    Identical shoes seem to have popped up in a number of brand names that I mostly don’t recognize. They tend to be comfortable as can be if they fit. Which is the sticking point. Make sure you can send them back easily, just in case they don’t fit. The downside with this kind of shoe is that if they don’t fit your foot shape well enough, they seem resistant to conforming like leather and/or canvas uppers do. 

    As for the bitchy environmental concern, these are foam, a good deal of their volume is made up of *air*. There’s a good chance that these shoes use less petroleum than a comparable traditionally made shoe of rubber, canvas, and/or leather. Production of which *also* uses petroleum. 

  7. Mr Mallon says:

     “I didn’t know what they shoes looked like and for about two weeks the box sat unopened”

    We have seen some of the stuff Cory wears and understand your fear.

  8. The shoes Cory left are wearing out; the obvious solution is invite Cory to visit again!

  9. Bender says:

    A visit of a couple of WEEKS? No offense to Cory’s family, but surely there must have been a guest house involved. 

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      You must not live in a crowded city. In SF, we had one house guest that stayed for five months and we didn’t have an extra bedroom. The house guest even had a house guest for a couple of weeks.

  10. rs says:

    My daughter has a purple pair of these — the Jefferson style. They’re really great shoes, but the word on the street the last several months is that the company is in full-on self-destruct mode. No new orders, no communication. Stores clamoring for more stock just throw up their hands. An odd end, maybe, for a company with such a meteoric rise.

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