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Tasks / Boots Made For Walking

Walk 5 miles in shoes you made yourself.

5miles = 8 kilometers

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Level 2
In the zone of: The University of Aesthematics
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posted by Lincøln on August 13th, 2009 12:53 AM

Hmm. This will be difficult on many levels.

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posted by Adam on August 13th, 2009 2:38 AM

Arguably the freakishly leathery soles of your feet are the shoes you've made yourself over the years.

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posted by MonkeyBoy Dan on August 13th, 2009 6:02 AM

Not freakish, natural.

Bare-footedness is the natural state therefore it is the compressed and deformed shoe wearers of the world with paper thin sole skin that are freakish.

I was born with abnormally wide feet which my parents could not find shoes to fit (without paying extortionate prices for custom made) and as a result I didnt really wear shoes until I started going to school. I have continued go barefoot whenever it is practical, it being much more comfortable.

The toes of my splayed chimp feet do not touch their neighbours at rest although I can bunch them up by clenching like a fist. The 'gaps' between my lower digits elicit revulsion in some - my friend Naomh dislikes feet in general so one of my favourite pranks is to sneak up behind her and grab her ankles between my big and first toes.

I feel a certain queasiness when I see feet that have been habitually squashed into footwear, for me it is the thin end of the wedge that leads to Lily Feet. So there :-P

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posted by JJason Recognition on August 13th, 2009 6:52 AM

Nature is freakish.

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posted by MonkeyBoy Dan on August 13th, 2009 9:17 AM


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posted by River Rock on June 19th, 2010 10:13 PM

Is the expression "a freak of nature" redundant?

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posted by Pater Nephael on July 18th, 2010 1:06 PM

No~ a hyperbole.

Angel Island?
posted by Sam Archer on June 21st, 2011 10:53 PM

The perimeter of Angel Island is exactly 5 miles, and it's nice and flat, good for walking in improvised footwear. Any other Bay Area players wanna collaborate on this one?


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"That's stupid!" "Dude... Nah" "What are we even going to make shoes out of?" "BE CREATIVE!" Alright, we had a pretty boring night ahead of us, most places were closing up and we didn't want to spend the night inside so we decided to do some SF0. I...

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Boots Made For Walking by N Mutans January 30th, 2011 7:34 PM

I decided I would limit my shoe-fodder to things acquired at Uwajimaya, a large Asian grocery store here in Seattle. I shopped around for a while, and ruled out many things. For instance, these would make horrible shoes: Once I'd made my selection...

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Boots Made For Walking by Kristen Maddox August 19th, 2010 4:00 PM

First one! Also my first time being first on a task. Anywho, these are the shoes I made. I walked 5 miles in them coming from work in the River North area of Chicago, all the way to Navy Pier, then along the riverfront trail, and finally down Lincol...

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