Michael Calore: Nice.
Lauren Goode: Mike, what’s your suggestion this week?
Michael Calore: Slip-ons.
Lauren Goode: Slip-ons.
Michael Calore: I’m carried out with laces.
Lauren Goode: Just usually, in life, what are you carrying now? Well, you may have laces on proper now.
Michael Calore: These are elastic laces that flip any laced shoe into slip-on sneakers.
Lauren Goode: What?
Michael Calore: Yeah. So I journey a bicycle. I do not know for those who knew this about me, however I journey a bicycle, and laces should not nice for bikes as a result of they get caught within the chain and so they get chain grease on them. And in case you have a fixed-gear bike or a single-speed bike or a coaster-brake bike, a lace getting caught within the chain can deliver you to a very sudden cease, which is unsafe. So I normally, when I’m driving, do not put on sneakers with laces. And additionally now that journey is an possibility as soon as once more, I’ve been touring extra, and slip-on sneakers work nice for journey since you take your sneakers on and off a lot while you undergo airports and get on planes and issues like that.
And additionally identical to, I do not like bending over to tie my sneakers anymore as a result of I’m outdated and it hurts.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 simply a bazillion the reason why they’re superior to sneakers with laces. So I’m going exhausting into slip-ons. I’m eliminating all of my lace sneakers apart from my trainers, as a result of I’ve not discovered good trainers that slip on. So in case you have suggestions for trainers with out laces, ship them to me. However, the sneakers that I do have with laces, I’m changing with these elastic laces, so it converts them into slip-ons.
Lauren Goode: Just looks like you would not need to go operating in sneakers 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 situations of my life, no extra laces.
Lauren Goode: What about Velcro?
Michael Calore: Velcro? What are you from? 1986?
Lauren Goode: Yeah. What’s flawed with 1986?
Michael Calore: Do you even have the kangaroos with a little zipper pouch on the aspect of the shoe?
Lauren Goode: I do not bear 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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