How to Get the Most from Your Shoes


Sadly, this is based on a true story. A story involving shoes, shoe Goo and a sharpie. I am all about class.

(Added 8-19) I AM WEARING PANTS IN PANEL 4!! It's not a great drawing, but that's what pants do when you affect that pose. Either I'm weating pants and they're wrinkling a bit, or my left inner thigh has shark gills. Take a picture of yourself in that pose and see if your pants hang well.

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Reader Comments (103)

Last panel had me laughing out loud for a while.

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSean

Sad Scott in panel 1 is hi-larious. And sad. Hilariously sad.

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBo-Bemma

With everything I've been reading about barefoot running lately, I had actually considered getting a pair of those Vibram Five Fingers monstrosities. Now I'm thinking a pair of socks and some Shoe Goo may be the way to go. Thanks!

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJ.P.

It wasn't until panel four that I noticed the lack of pants...

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTim

Sadly, I was reminded of my own shoes. I wear boots until they're so worn that pebbles get caught in the soles and each step I take rattles.

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteven M.

Anyone else notice that it looks like you're not wearing any pants??

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

"Sadly, this is based on a true story. A story involving shoes, shoe Goo and a sharpie. I am all about class. "

You also appear not to be wearing pants in the end panel. Why do I imagine you wandering around, pantless, with shoes made out of 'Shoe Goo', painted with black Sharpie marker, stuck onto your feet because of a hole in the shoe - and the socks.

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMikey

Scott's not wearing pants?? This is a "Ziggy" strip gone horribly wrong. Yes, I know "Ziggy" strip and horribly wrong is redundant.

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDOlz

I'm not liking that it looks like you're not wearing pants in the last panel.

Is it just me?

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRoger

Are you not wearing any pants in that last frame? And yet she is still focussed on your shoes. Sad.

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMikeF

Where are your pants in the last panel?! Yikes.

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWebar

You should just give up on shoes, they're overrated. I go barefoot everywhere!

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermellow

Your advertising has gone dangerously contextual. SHOES!!

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBobisOnlyBob

In panel zero, we learn that Scott has previously spilled ketchup on his pants.

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDaveC

I think the strips featuring your missus are my favourite.

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNick

Ha, I figured this must be based on a true story when I was reading it. Are you still going to wear that shoes?

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpingee

"Do you stay married in this theory?" That's fantastic. Panel #2 ftw!

This seems to me a very versatile counterpoint to most any discussion I have with my wife, and I hope she doesn't read this one.

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKozz

I'm going to use the line " do you stay married in this theory" on my wife.

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJason

In theory I could.

Do you stay married in that theory? ROFL

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterG

Do you often go to the store without Pants on?

I guess people would be less likely to notice the horrendous shoes...

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPhil

Are you naked from the waist down in the last panel?? O_O

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTyping_Monkey

As I read this, I am wearing shoes that have been repaired both with Shoe Goo and black Sharpie! It is possible for this to be successful.

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterUbi Dubium

You can never administer too much shoe goo.

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwoodler

Reminds me of Duct Taylors back in college.

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRichelieu

if this is truly based on a story involving shoes, shoe Goo and a sharpie, than you are truly the man with the most class, in my eyes.

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterme

This is why we men should not be allowed to fix anything we intend to wear in public.

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetaCarpal

so, um, are you wearing pants in that last panel?

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternqdp

I actually just use black spraypaint. It makes any run-down sneaker look classy! (Or, according to my friends, makes you look like a hobo. Whatever.)

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVM

Are you wearing skinny jeans or spandex pants in that last panel? o.o

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDave

In that last panel, it looks like he's not wearing pants. Then I realized he must be wearing white pants. Really white, very tight pants.

Also, that is unfortunately exactly what a couple guys I know would do.

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Darn, just today I went out and wasted money on new shoes. Why didn't I read this plan earlier? WHYYYYY???!

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

Don't feel bad, I also tend to wear/use things until they are unsightly... It's called making the most of something XD

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSabine

Maybe you will try Vibram FiveFingers just to annoy your wife.

Warning: trying those shoes is buying them. Trust me.

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfonji

Sadly, I can relate to this. I think the purpose of Shoe Goo is not actually to fix shoes, but to give you temporary hope that they can be fixed.

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMP

Excellent. Still experimenting with the new poses then? The leg up pose in the fourth frame looks disturbingly like you are not wearing any pants; so just a T-shirt and some pre-destructed shoes (with ankle socks). Class.

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRinkums

Speaking of class, his he wearing pants in the last panel? It doesn't look like it.

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPaulBags

Is it just me, or does it look like you're not wearing pants, just a t-shirt? In the last frame, there is just too much definition of your legs.

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBJ

"Shame you can't put it directly on your feet'

She really should know better.

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTom

Um, why is he not wearing pants?

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEd Cayce

Either you tuck your pants into your socks or that is one well placed arm in Panel 4

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel
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