Michael Calore: Nice.
Lauren Goode: Mike, what’s your advice this week?
Michael Calore: Slip-ons.
Lauren Goode: Slip-ons.
Michael Calore: I’m carried out with laces.
Lauren Goode: Just typically, in life, what are you carrying now? Well, you’ve got laces on proper now.
Michael Calore: These are elastic laces that flip any laced shoe into slip-on footwear.
Lauren Goode: What?
Michael Calore: Yeah. So I journey a bicycle. I do not know should you knew this about me, however I journey a bicycle, and laces usually are not nice for bikes as a result of they get caught within the chain they usually get chain grease on them. And you probably have a fixed-gear bike or a single-speed bike or a coaster-brake bike, a lace getting caught within the chain can convey you to a really sudden cease, which is unsafe. So I often, when I’m using, do not put on footwear with laces. And additionally now that journey is an possibility as soon as once more, I’ve been touring extra, and slip-on footwear work nice for journey since you take your footwear on and off quite a bit while you undergo airports and get on planes and issues like that.
And additionally similar to, I do not like bending over to tie my footwear anymore as a result of I’m outdated and it hurts. And slip-ons, you’ll be able to placed on when you’re standing up. There are only a bazillion explanation why they’re superior to footwear with laces. So I’m going exhausting into slip-ons. I’m eliminating all of my lace footwear apart from my trainers, as a result of I’ve not discovered good trainers that slip on. So you probably have suggestions for trainers with out laces, ship them to me. However, the footwear that I do have with laces, I’m changing with these elastic laces, so it converts them into slip-ons.
Lauren Goode: Just looks as if you would not wish to go operating in footwear with out laces.
Michael Calore: They need to be actually cosy. Yeah.
Lauren Goode: Yeah. They need to be actually cosy. They want ankle help.
Michael Calore: Yeah.
Lauren Goode: It’s additionally simply a part of the method, proper?
Michael Calore: Yeah.
Lauren Goode: Like, lace it up.
Michael Calore: Which is okay.
Lauren Goode: Going out for a run.
Michael Calore: But in all different eventualities of my life, no extra laces.
Lauren Goode: What about Velcro?
Michael Calore: Velcro? What are you from? 1986?
Lauren Goode: Yeah. What’s improper with 1986?
Michael Calore: Do you even have the kangaroos with a bit zipper pouch on the facet of the shoe?
Lauren Goode: I do not keep in mind these.
Michael Calore: OK.
Lauren Goode: I feel you are simply that a lot older than me, Mike.
Michael Calore: Julian, you are Team Slip-On, proper?
Julian Chokkattu: Yes. Mostly as a result of I’m lazy. I’m 6’4″. I have to bend down really far to tie my laces. I’m lazy. I just want to slip something on. And I’ve got to walk the dog two times a day. I don’t want to tie laces and things like that. So I am very much pro slip-ons.
Michael Calore: Yeah. Yeah. I went Vans, Sanuk, OluKai. There’s a bunch of great ones out there to pick from. So …
Lauren Goode: Oh, OK. So you’re not 1986. You’re 1994.
Michael Calore: No, no. This is thoroughly 2022.
Lauren Goode: OK.
Michael Calore: Yeah. I’m fully up to date on my fashion choices. Thank you Lauren.
Lauren Goode: I wear slip-ons when I take the garbage out.
Michael Calore: Well, there you go. You’re halfway there. All right. Well that is our show. Julian, thank you, as always, for joining us in talking Google.
Julian Chokkattu: Thank you. Yeah. Thanks. This was fun.
Lauren Goode: Thanks Julian. It was super fun.
Michael Calore: And thank you all for listening. If you have feedback, you could find all of us on Twitter. Just check the show notes. The show is produced by Boone Ashworth. We will be back next week. So until then, goodbye.
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