Chainmail running shoes


46 Responses to “Chainmail running shoes”

  1. Seth says:

    At a guess, I’d say it’s so that you can stand on coral without it cutting your feet (coral is sharp as hell, and cuts get infected really quickly.) 

  2. Doran says:

    Looks like they would be a bit rough on the tootsies.

  3. Christopher says:

    I had an insomniac college roommate who’d stay up all night making chain mail shirts from bed springs. I wonder if he’s now put his skills toward making these shoes.

  4. There goes my toe hair!

  5. Hegelian says:

    Just what I need! A pair of shoes that will protect me from a medieval sword attack but not from ordinary things I might step on like nails. Chainmail is not so effective against sharp and narrow pointy things.

  6. iamlegion says:

    Maybe for walking in ankle-high shark-infested waters? With very, very small sharks?

  7. kartwaffles says:

    At least they’re not those glove/shoes with individual toes. Walking around with 2 feet of maille toe-wedgies cannot possibly feel good.

  8. Jen Onymous says:

    Not good against the crap one gets in the sand at Coney Island, like broken glass and discarded needles.

  9. Westfakia says:

    They would also be excellent at concentrating the intense heat coming off the hot sand.

  10. zachstronaut says:

    Those things would do nothing to protect your feet from kiawe thorns. Nothing!  Call me when they have the full plate running shoes.

    • C.J. Hayes says:

      You mean full plate walking shoes?

    • Ito Kagehisa says:

      Magnesium sabatons!  I’m sure I know people that can do that for you.

      In fact screw magnesium, get Peter over at North Star Armory to make you some articulated spring steel sabots with rolled edges.  They’d be like ultralight, nearly invulnerable little ovens for your feet!  Except in winter, then they’d be little iceboxes.

  11. why is it called a running shoe? More like a leftover prop from Mad Max

    • cdh1971 says:

      IIRC,these really bear an uncanny resemblance to Mel’s prophylactic in a kinda gross scene in the way over-priced  “Platinum Edition” of the director’s cut, only way, way too big assuming the lady model has an average sized foot.

  12. millie fink says:

    Geez, everyone here is so practical. 

    As the ad says, you should buy these so you can “Get undivided attention of friends and people around you.” Weeeeeee! 

    Sensible shoes, don’tcha know, are for dweebs who realize that these chainmail slipper things would be probably more trouble than getting all that undivided attention is worth.

  13. Tarliman says:

    Speaking as a maillemaker, these are badly designed and poorly implemented. Wearing them without socks is going to result in chafing from the lacing points as well as the potential for burns from heat transmission. If you want chausses, let me know. These slippers aren’t meant to be taken seriously.

    • cdh1971 says:

      You mailled it, chausses, or going unshod is likely better, more practical, than these, likely overpriced, things.

  14. Antinous / Moderator says:

    An unshoe specifically designed to allow used needles to poke through. Brilliant!

  15. beafdog says:

    my choice of beach footwear is primarily influenced by fear of needles in the sand. one star!

  16. ujin says:

    maybe stingrays?

  17. rattypilgrim says:

    “If you find yourself in the middle of a sudden thunder storm remove your PaleoBarefootsDelinda running shoes as quickly as possible. PaleoBarefoots is not responsible for any lightening strikes incurred by the wearer”.

  18. Richard Lord says:

     Now my feet will be safe from Zombie bites.

  19. David says:

    People here seem to skip the part where it say’s “these are not shoes; they’re jewelry.” They’re for getting ooohs and aaawws.

  20. The rep: OMFG you will not bur-lieve what I’ve sourced. Behold…tada!
    The retailer: [skeptical] are you…sure?
    The rep: Totally! Its like, totally natural, barefoot and good for your feet.
    The retailer: whats the catch? 
    The rep: machine-linked metal is waaay cheaper than hand made leather. Unit cost? 20 bucks. Retail? Anything.You.Want.
    The retailer: Ok, stick me for a case of twenty, diamond-spread. 

  21. RedShirt77 says:

    Metal footwear sounds like a recipe for bad traction.

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