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Re: My new ScrewShoes

Postby daddy_runner » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:13 pm

Guess you shouldn't do this to your Nike Frees or VFFs, eh? ;)
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Re: My new ScrewShoes

Postby gnu » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:24 am

daddy_runner wrote:Guess you shouldn't do this to your Nike Frees or VFFs, eh? ;)

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Re: My new ScrewShoes

Postby Strider » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:47 pm

daddy_runner wrote:Guess you shouldn't do this to your Nike Frees or VFFs, eh? ;)


Actually Frees you might be able too. VFF's ....
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Postby Strider » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:23 pm

Bumping this up for the people new to the site and those that may have forgotten. It is getting to that time of year again....get screwed
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Re: My new ScrewShoes

Postby Joe Dwarf » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:45 pm

I actually just did this last weekend, I used #10 screws, 3/8" long. The 1/2" ones looked just a little long to me. You need to use the screws with the head that requires a nutdriver like Turd shows in the first photo. I used 10 screws each shoe, 6 in the forefoot, 4 in the heel. I didn't find them all that bad on asphalt, although of course more comfy on snow. Frankly unless it is really slick outside I doubt I'll bust these out again, my regular shoes work fine in most winter conditions around here. But for a $5 pack of screws and an old pair of shoes it was a worthwhile experiment.

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Re: My new ScrewShoes

Postby turd ferguson » Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:26 pm

Timely post - we've had a bunch of snow and I've had them on a few times already this winter for walking the dog.

When you hang out with runners, having screwshoes painted orange is routine. When you wear them out in everyday life (like walking the dog to the grocery store) you get some attention.
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Re: My new ScrewShoes

Postby Jo-Jo » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:19 pm

turd ferguson wrote:Timely post - we've had a bunch of snow and I've had them on a few times already this winter for walking the dog.

When you hang out with runners, having screwshoes painted orange is routine. When you wear them out in everyday life (like walking the dog to the grocery store) you get some attention.


You've just given me an idea...I don't run outdoors (I become a hamster) when conditions are "iffy" but I do walk C-Moss...must try this screwshoe idea!!! :D
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Re: My new ScrewShoes

Postby Jo-Jo » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:20 pm

turd ferguson wrote:Timely post - we've had a bunch of snow and I've had them on a few times already this winter for walking the dog.

When you hang out with runners, having screwshoes painted orange is routine. When you wear them out in everyday life (like walking the dog to the grocery store) you get some attention.


You've just given me an idea...I don't run outdoors (I become a hamster) when conditions are "iffy" but I do walk C-Moss...must try this screwshoe idea!!! :D
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Re: My new ScrewShoes

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:35 pm

Strider wrote:Bumping this up for the people new to the site and those that may have forgotten. It is getting to that time of year again....get screwed


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I love my screw shoes but don't need them very often.
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Re: My new ScrewShoes

Postby Habs4ever » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:55 pm

I haven't used mine yet this year, but I'm sure I will.
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Re: My new ScrewShoes

Postby kab » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:26 pm

We didn't have any real snow last year so I used mine only once. I am looking forward to trying them in some more challenging conditions - like downtown Winnipeg tonight.
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Re: My new ScrewShoes

Postby erinmcd » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:09 am

We didn't get much snow last year, but I wore my screw shoes a lot. I found that they were perfect for the early mornings when the snow plow had just gone by and left a slippery, compacted layer of snow on the side of the road.
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Re: My new ScrewShoes

Postby turd ferguson » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:15 am

I was out last night walking the dog in my not-screwshoes (an old pair of Nikes) and had an inspiration that's going to blow screwshoes away. Make screwshoes look like yesterday's news.

Off to Home Depot tonight. Report to follow.
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Re: My new ScrewShoes

Postby Habs4ever » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:19 am

turd ferguson wrote:I was out last night walking the dog in my not-screwshoes (an old pair of Nikes) and had an inspiration that's going to blow screwshoes away. Make screwshoes look like yesterday's news.

Off to Home Depot tonight. Report to follow.


This could be interesting. :lol:
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Re: My new ScrewShoes

Postby Engmomma » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:50 pm

Habs4ever wrote:
turd ferguson wrote:I was out last night walking the dog in my not-screwshoes (an old pair of Nikes) and had an inspiration that's going to blow screwshoes away. Make screwshoes look like yesterday's news.

Off to Home Depot tonight. Report to follow.


This could be interesting. :lol:


I have some old snow tires you can use.
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Re: My new ScrewShoes

Postby La » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:00 pm

Curious!

The crap we get here in the winter is more like a) thick slush, or b) greasy un-packed snow. In both cases it moves around too much under your feet that screws (or anything for that matter) don't help. I don't find that my feet slip ON the snow or ice, but rather that the ice/snow slip on the pavement underneath my feet!

Does that make sense? :?
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My new ScrewShoes

Postby marymac442 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:08 pm

La wrote:Curious!

The crap we get here in the winter is more like a) thick slush, or b) greasy un-packed snow. In both cases it moves around too much under your feet that screws (or anything for that matter) don't help. I don't find that my feet slip ON the snow or ice, but rather that the ice/snow slip on the pavement underneath my feet!

Does that make sense? :?


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Re: My new ScrewShoes

Postby Stampie » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:26 pm

Habs4ever wrote:
turd ferguson wrote:I was out last night walking the dog in my not-screwshoes (an old pair of Nikes) and had an inspiration that's going to blow screwshoes away. Make screwshoes look like yesterday's news.

Off to Home Depot tonight. Report to follow.


This could be interesting. :lol:

I agree, this could be interesting to say the least. And I'm certain his DW will be rolling her eye at him. I would say keep your eyes open on FB too.
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Re: My new ScrewShoes

Postby FishPants » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:21 pm

I am waiting for the report. I would like something just for walking in my neighbourhood.

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Re: My new ScrewShoes

Postby Habs4ever » Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:58 pm

FishPants wrote:I am waiting for the report. I would like something just for walking in my neighbourhood.

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Re: My new ScrewShoes

Postby Stampie » Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:13 pm

Habs4ever wrote:
FishPants wrote:I am waiting for the report. I would like something just for walking in my neighbourhood.

:-W

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Re: My new ScrewShoes

Postby turd ferguson » Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:23 pm

Stampie wrote:
Habs4ever wrote:
FishPants wrote:I am waiting for the report. I would like something just for walking in my neighbourhood.

:-W

Text sent to Turd to get his a$$ moving.


I've been busy. It requires some unusual supplies.
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Re: My new ScrewShoes

Postby Joe Dwarf » Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:08 pm

turd ferguson wrote:
I've been busy. It requires some unusual supplies.

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Re: My new ScrewShoes

Postby Dstew » Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:24 pm

And with the paint, should the screw shoe fail and one ends up in a ditch, easier to find the body.

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Re: My new ScrewShoes

Postby jgore » Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:29 pm

Joe Dwarf wrote:
turd ferguson wrote:
I've been busy. It requires some unusual supplies.

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I'd prefer to see what Trixiee does with those kind of supplies than what turd will do with them. :wink:


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