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Ugly Shoe Dad

Over the past two years my wife has become a runner. Having competed in two half-marathons and numerous other races, she has found something that she truly enjoys. Something we haven’t been able to enjoy together, until recently.

But three weeks ago I started running again. It’s been a long time…too long. When I was in college I blew out my knee while playing soccer. Surgery was required, and since that time running has always been painfully difficult. I actually never thought I would be able to run distance again.

So when I heard about some new shoes on the market that would change my gait to reduce the pressure put on my knees and back, a glimmer of hope was ignited that I might be able to join my wife on an evening run.

But there was one problem…these shoes looked ridiculous. No…seriously…awful. Hideous. But the rave reviews just kept coming. They seemed to be popping up everywhere. From conversations over coffee to popular leadership blogs devoting whole articles to them there seemed to no containing the influence of the Vibram FiveFingers Shoe.
What do ugly shoes have to do with being a good father? Read on…