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)

Ah wait, maybe you are holding the "extra" with your left hand?

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAC

Are you SURE you don't have shark gills on your inner thigh?

I'm just saying, there was this one episode of the new Outer Limits that had something similar, so... Just make sure you're tested for nanomachines, okay?

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

I totally didn't notice the "pant-leg" thing in panel 4 until you pointed it out. I'm thankful that you did.

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterInnominate

Is there any reason for your lack of pants?

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChaman

I agree with previous posters who have advised you to go the way of the Vibrams. They are super-amazing.

Also, I think this strip is even more hilarious if the final strip reveals that you weren't wearing pants the whole time. Might just be me, though.

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpzzz

It's only because your pants are always the same tone as your skin. If they were darker...well, wait, no, never mind. They would just be tanned legs, then.

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris

I'm curious to see the real shoes :D

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEbil

I prefer to believe you are not wearing pants, and just fail to address that issue in the comic. It is so much funnier that way.

August 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNick

Maybe you should make your pants a different color than your skin. That's a good idea in fashion and in comics!

August 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCrash

You don't need shoes! You can go most places barefoot. Nobody really notices.

August 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGoategg

Panel 2. Incredibly funny exchange between you and the wife. I know we never have these exchange ourselves in real life, but wouldn't it be cool to be able to have them? Always ready with an incredibly pithy and apposite remark when needed?

August 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJon

"Either I'm weating pants and they're wrinkling a bit, or my left inner thigh has shark gills."

Or... your inner thigh is wrinkling a bit ?

August 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristophe Thill

And why isn't Duct Tape involved anywhere? I've repaired numerous foot coverings with the stuff.

August 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterXzex

You do have gills on your legs. It's 100 PERCENT SHARK!

August 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteri forgot my prev name

it was cooler when you weren't wearing pants. I thought the wrinkles looked like hair or something.

August 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterasdf

I don't believe you about the pants. I think you were clearly pants-less through the entire strip, including your off-strip trip to the store.

August 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShiny

everything is funnier without pants.

September 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpantastic

where are your pants?

September 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterme

This made me chuckle as I can relate. Though instead of shoe goo I used gorilla glue.

September 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIckabod Crane

"I stepped in some kind of poop. My socks are ruined."

I love that.

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFlying Tuna Face

Oh no. I read this while sitting in front of the table on which still lies the black sharpie I used to complete the shoe-goo repair on my black shoes.

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAviatrix

The clarification on the existence of pants made this so much better!
And I believe you with the fact that it's based on a true story, my father does ridiculous things like that too...

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPuffer Fish

Ah, good ol' Shoe Goo. I first became aware of its glorious existence when I started skateboarding, and yes I only skated in black shoes, so therefore, I can identify with the 'Shoe Goo n Sharpie' repair method.

However, I do remember a Black Shoe Goo being available as well.

July 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLouie
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