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Brit

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04-01-2011 11:14 AM

Topic tags/keywords: humor

Introducing LUV-Ur-BACK workshop shoes (patent pending). The shoes your back has been waiting for.
We all know that standing for long periods in the workshop can cause back pain. Manufacturers have addressed this need by providing rubber workstation mats.

However these are expensive, can be a trip hazard and are a pain to move when you want to clean the floor. If you recognize these issues, then LUV-Ur-BACK shoes are the answer to your prayers. Using advanced chemical bonding technology, we’ve removed the need for rubber matting in the shop by sticking the rubber mat to the soles of our shoes. Now you can literally take the mat with you wherever you happen to be standing in the workshop.

Five years in the making. LUV-Ur-BACK shoes feature micro-suction technology, developed in conjunction with the European Oceanographic Foundation. We studied some of nature’s finest grips,

then incorporated this perfection into the soles of LUV-Ur-BACK shoes.

- We guarantee you will never slip on fine saw dust again.
- All shoes sizes catered for.
- Why not put a spring in your step today?

Look out for LUV-Ur-BACK shoes at your local retailer. You OWE it to your back.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.


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bubinga

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#1 posted 04-01-2011 01:06 PM

What is this?
Is this an advertisement for selling these shoes?????

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#2 posted 04-01-2011 01:34 PM

Since it’s tagged as “humor” i’m going to assume that it’s an advertisement that Brit found that he thought was funny. Don’t think he’s trying to sell something here.

That is a pretty ridiculous ad by the way.

-- Life is a one lap race.

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#3 posted 04-01-2011 02:06 PM

Must be April FOOLS

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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Brit

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#4 posted 04-01-2011 02:14 PM

Yes its just a bit of humour for April fools day. Seriously though, if you stood on one of those anti-fatigue mats and drew around your feet, cut out the shape and stuck them to the bottom of a pair of shoes you keep for the workshop, you could take the mat with you where ever you walked.

All the best ideas are simple ones :-) Just remember you heard it here first. LOL

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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bubinga

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#5 posted 04-01-2011 02:28 PM

DIDN’T SEE TAG

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#6 posted 04-01-2011 06:54 PM

Andy,

Boy, you had me just about ready to order a pair of them shoes….I’ve had chronic back pain and 3 operations over 20+ years…. at this point I am about ready for anything that would help….you really let me down….lol. Now I am doomed to gloom again….:)) If I could* find some of those, I’d probably buy them in a heartbeat…..I’m desperate, and will try anything short of another surgery…...

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#7 posted 04-01-2011 10:57 PM

Sorry Rick, it was just a bit of fun. Someone should make some better workshop footwear to alleviate back pain though. There is definitely a market there. But you won’t find LUV-Ur-BACK shoes anywhere I’m afraid.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#8 posted 04-02-2011 12:38 AM

You had me going til the octopus, nice touch.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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Brit

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#9 posted 04-02-2011 12:53 AM

Thanks Bill. I guess you could say, I almost had you suckered in then.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#10 posted 04-02-2011 01:01 AM

Now I know how to fix my back problems and double my money. You are full of good info today.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#11 posted 04-02-2011 01:38 PM

Andy how could I miss this!
I love you man.
Way to cool.
Wish you a wonderful April.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 04-02-2011 01:52 PM

Lot’s of fun. This was a great commercial even if it is for something they don’t make. One of these days we’ll buy a bag of potato chips and the only thing that will be in the bag is hot air. Good show, Andy.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 04-02-2011 02:16 PM

To be honest, the best steel-toe boot I found is the Wolverine Durashock. They feel much more cushion-y than any tennis shoe and have the added benefit of the safety toe. I think I got them at a Tractor Supply Store for about $100.

My 2-cents…

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#14 posted 04-02-2011 10:54 PM

Mads – Glad you liked it. I literally put it together in about 10 minutes before my wife dragged me off to clear everything out of the garage so that we could paint it, lay a floor and drag everything back in again. We’ve just finished putting it all back today and boy do I ache now.
Helluvawreck – Hope it made you chuckle.
HorizontalMike – They look like some nice boots. Its great when you find footwear that feels right on your feet. When I was younger, I used to do a lot of mountaineering and I still have the boots I used to wear. Those babies carried me across glaciers, up and down mountains all over the alps and they still feel fabulous whenever I put them on. I wish I’d bought two pairs now.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#15 posted 04-02-2011 11:30 PM

ha ha ha you should have made yourself a pair before posting ….. now comes the ponishment
of trying to joke us ….. LOL
but the idea ain´t bad my freind :-)
already 30+ years ago I try´d some of the first soft-heal running/tennisshoes on the market
I thought they were werd to walk around and running with as a average crosscountry runner in those days :-)
but know I realy preciate softheals in them when I use them in the shop
but still feel I walk on feders and cuold jump skyhigh any secund :-(

take care
Dennis

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