When was the last time you really thought
about the shoes on your feet? A week ago, a month? Or when you were trapped within
your mother's womb and you wondered, "If I could get some better footing in here,
I just might be able to climb out myself". Either way, it is probably about time
that you start to think about them again.
Which shoe is right for you, where should they be worn, and who really cares about all this anyway?
LOAFERS: A pair of loafers is even worse than the loafer who
is standing within them. This one shoe actually got its name right for a change.
Kind of a combination between flip-flops and wingtips; but with absolutely no
direction as to their real purpose... I guess, kind of like the people who are
found wearing them.
BARE FEET: In today's world of broken glass and nails; the one
who is without shoes has either lost them due to irresponsibility or is just plain
stupid. This look has not been in style since Papa Caveman discovered volcanic
overspill... with his bare feet!
FUZZY SLEEPERS: This is a statement that says that you are a
successful entrepreneur who is on the way up in the world. You know what you want
and are not afraid to stick your neck out and take it. These are generally the
casual shoe of choice for most CEO's... NOT!!! And if you believe all of that,
then you are probably wearing a pair of pink bunny slippers at this very moment!
JOGGING SHOES: Seeing these as anything other than a could tell
you something right off the bat; they obviously not being used to jog in. This
individual is trying to tell the world that they are in shape, athletic, and are
really on the move. Where they are on the move to however is the recliner, refrigerator
or toilet; and not necessarily in that order.
COWBOY BOOTS: Unless inserted into a pile of cow pies and kicked ferociously
to the doe-si-doe, there is just not much use for these anymore. This person actually
believes that, they are a cowboy in a world of mechanical bulls and artificial
insemination. I say to them, yes, Halloween is but a great holiday that comes
around once a year; but for the other 364 days why don't you just keep them parked
in your ass!
DESIGNER SHOES: These individuals believe in the finer things in life;
at least they would like you to think so. They are comfortable in this age-old
fashion statement and often refuse to change; but they really should consider
a change... very seriously consider it!
FLIP-FLOPS: Earthy, free-willed, and about as lazy as you can
HEELS : Some say it is to appear taller, while others say it
is to make their legs look sexier... but then I asked a few women about the subject!
I say who cares... this is one item of clothing that works well with almost anything
on a woman's body. It works with a leather overcoat, a grey power suit, a sparkly
evening gown; but most appropriately their naked body.
Ever hear the song You Can Leave Your Hat On? Well, it's wrong; leave your heels on!
4 INCH HEELS : Two more inches of fun and they won't be able to run away...
WING TIPS : Okay, so these can actually be quite classy and mature
if they are worn with the right outfit. The problem here is that the outfit is
Sears's tough skin trousers, a plaid collared golf shirt, and adult fit depends
diapers. These shoes may very well insure that you won't be carded at all the
hippest clubs in town, but with these planted on your feet you probably won't
be invited in either.
In the beginning, ESPN brought together windsurfing, bungy jumping, kiteskiing, skysurfing and barefoot jumping in a bill touted as the Extreme Games. The next year, the E and the treme were dropped, and the X Games took shape, and the word extreme would never again be the same.
During the decade of summers that followed, 29 different disciplines would be dropped, leaving professional street lugers and in-line skaters alike to take their battles back to the streets, sans TV cameras.
Chapters of action sports history have been compiled at the Games, where records are broken every year. Some of the most memorable moments of X are those that turned bikers and skateboarders into celebrities and idols.
Here are the most famous X games, which have been Xtremely popular
SKATEBOARDING is the act of rolling on, or interacting with a skateboard.
Someone who skateboards is called a Skater or Skateboarder. Skateboarding can
be an art, hobby, sport or a method of transportation. It is often marketed as
an extreme sport, (although some skaters criticise this) and because of its creative
aspects, it can be seen as an art form, shaped and influenced by hundreds of skateboarders
throughout the years. A 2002 report by American Sports Data found that there were
12.5 million skateboarders in the world. Eighty percent of the polled skateboarders,
who had used a board were under the age of 18 and 74.
STREET The 10 best street skaters will compete in a true street
competition of natural terrain. Skaters will grind, ollie onto or over concrete
ledges and benches, jump stairs and gaps and board slide down handrails. This
competition is a tribute to the urban roots of the street skating.
STREET BEST TRICK An open designated format that enables skaters
to go for their most difficult and impressive tricks on three best trick areas
without putting a run together.
PARK : Twenty professional skaters try to accumulate points by
maneuvering over, through and on to obstacles, grinding on ledges and handrails
in a course planned by a world class designer, specifically for skateboarding.
Sketers are judged on creativity, amplitude and their ability to use the entire
VERT This event has become a cornerstone of X Games. Twenty competitors
face a huge half pipe constructed of wood, screws, and skatelite. They then have
only 45 seconds to put together a run that's not only judged on amplitude out
of the pipe, but also by what kind of technical tricks the skater can put together
above or on the coping "lip" of the pipe.
VERT DOUBLE : Skaters pick their own partners and try to create
unique lines together. Runs often include shadow tricks (in unison over-under
airs and opposite airs. Partners get a greater number of points for teamwork.
VERT BEST TRICK An open jam format that enables skaters to try
their most difficult and most spectacular tricks without putting a run together.