it was my shoe, i swear

okay, i bought my first pair of earth shoes. i feel so totally vegan.

they are kicky and blue and orange and red and i love them. i find them hilarious. i bought them from zappos.com, which seems to be a really amazing company. free shipping, free return shipping, up to a year to decide (as long as you don’t wear the shoes outside)… you kind of can’t go wrong.

when they arrived the other day, i greedily sliced open the box and gazed lovingly at my new shoes, nestled in their adorable little individual canvas drawstring bags. i opened each bag and was delighted to see that i liked the shoes just as much in person as i had on the screen. i jammed them on my feet right away, like a dork, and started tromping around the house in them. they are really very comfortable. the negative heel thing is a bit of a switch, but it’s not awkward or anything. the soles are squishy and nice. initial impression: definitely like.

but then, not even 4 steps into my tromping around, the greatest embarrassment of all: the shoe toot. these are shoes that (as far as i can tell) are meant to be worn without socks, and the insole is a soft pleathery deal. just think it through and i’m sure you see where this is going. walk, walk, squeak (heh.), walk, walk, squawk! (giggle), walk, squeeeak (chuckle), walk, walk, walk, walk, TOOT! (oh, come on now.), squeak (sigh), walk, walk.

yes, ladies and gentlemen, my shoes are gassy. full-on farty. i’m not sure what to do. i’m thinking of looking for those "not socks" that go around the bottom of your feet and the edges of your toes and heels… but beyond that, i’m kind of at a loss. my ass-kickin’ vegan shoes aren’t supposed to embarrass me all day long!

please tell me i’m not the only person with this problem.

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7 comments

  1. I bought a pair of earth shoes 2 weeks ago, and they make an odd sound around my heel sometimes. Mine are sandals, so I can’t wear socks with them. I guess a little air gets trapped between my heel and the heel cup. fffftttt.
    Other than that, they’re awesome and super comfy.

  2. Oh, cool! I remember wanting to get these in the white patterned style, but they hadn’t come out yet by the time I left the country.
    Good to know about the shoe farts, though. Let us know if you get it worked out! 🙂

  3. well. i got some “not socks” at the gap, and they TOTALLY solve the noise problem, but they’re not quite small enough; they tend to peek out over the sides near the heel. boo. i’m not sure if i should be looking for “lower” sock thingies or if this is as good as it gets.
    i also bought the thinnest insoles i could find (“cushions without crowding!”) and they make the shoes feel much too tight. double boo.
    i don’t know if i should just keep trying to be creative, or return these and go for a more traditional, wear-with-socks, earth shoe.

  4. Had the same problem with my earth shoes: solution: get a thin non-slip insole. Nicer anyway as it can be washed, which prevents stinky feet in summer;-)
    Got a pair of Vegan Earth ‘Ugg’ boots recently and LOVE them! Check out http://www.shoepeddlers.com, very good service & they got more or less all Earth Shoes!
    regards
    Fab

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it was my shoe, i swear

okay, i bought my first pair of earth shoes. i feel so totally vegan.

they are kicky and blue and orange and red and i love them. i find them hilarious. i bought them from zappos.com, which seems to be a really amazing company. free shipping, free return shipping, up to a year to decide (as long as you don’t wear the shoes outside)… you kind of can’t go wrong.

when they arrived the other day, i greedily sliced open the box and gazed lovingly at my new shoes, nestled in their adorable little individual canvas drawstring bags. i opened each bag and was delighted to see that i liked the shoes just as much in person as i had on the screen. i jammed them on my feet right away, like a dork, and started tromping around the house in them. they are really very comfortable. the negative heel thing is a bit of a switch, but it’s not awkward or anything. the soles are squishy and nice. initial impression: definitely like.

but then, not even 4 steps into my tromping around, the greatest embarrassment of all: the shoe toot. these are shoes that (as far as i can tell) are meant to be worn without socks, and the insole is a soft pleathery deal. just think it through and i’m sure you see where this is going. walk, walk, squeak (heh.), walk, walk, squawk! (giggle), walk, squeeeak (chuckle), walk, walk, walk, walk, TOOT! (oh, come on now.), squeak (sigh), walk, walk.

yes, ladies and gentlemen, my shoes are gassy. full-on farty. i’m not sure what to do. i’m thinking of looking for those "not socks" that go around the bottom of your feet and the edges of your toes and heels… but beyond that, i’m kind of at a loss. my ass-kickin’ vegan shoes aren’t supposed to embarrass me all day long!

please tell me i’m not the only person with this problem.

8 comments

  1. i have the exact same problem with my earth shoes, too. at least i know i’m in good company.
    (this is honkybullisht from the vegan represent forums, by the by. i get to play online at work again today, so i wandered to your blog!)

  2. wow, hi everyone! thanks for all the comments. Alana, an insole is a great idea; that didn’t even occur to me. i’ll have to see if i can find a really thin one, because these shoes are kind of a “perfect fit” and i wouldn’t want to make them feel too tight…. but i will definitely give it a shot! between an insole and some “not socks” maybe i can get this figured out. i don’t really want to return them; they’re too cute.

  3. well. i got some “not socks” at the gap, and they TOTALLY solve the noise problem, but they’re not quite small enough; they tend to peek out over the sides near the heel. boo. i’m not sure if i should be looking for “lower” sock thingies or if this is as good as it gets.
    i also bought the thinnest insoles i could find (“cushions without crowding!”) and they make the shoes feel much too tight. double boo.
    i don’t know if i should just keep trying to be creative, or return these and go for a more traditional, wear-with-socks, earth shoe.

  4. Had the same problem with my earth shoes: solution: get a thin non-slip insole. Nicer anyway as it can be washed, which prevents stinky feet in summer;-)
    Got a pair of Vegan Earth ‘Ugg’ boots recently and LOVE them! Check out http://www.shoepeddlers.com, very good service & they got more or less all Earth Shoes!
    regards
    Fab

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