The Hurt Foot Locker

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fletch_talon:

scorptatious:
Wow, shoe shopping looks very sole crushing.

...

I'm sorry.

All is forgiven, after all, time heels all wounds.
We all step out of line from time to time.
Its a long road to go through, getting off a pun addiction. But if we buckle down we'll make it through.

...

I'm not sorry, and I'd do it again.
I just can't think of any more puns...
I thought I had one but I lost it...
I swear I hate it when this happens...
It was right on the tip of my... tongue

You too, get out, follow scorptatious, get out, out out out.

You have seven hours before I send the Punsterminator 3000 to hunt you down, it will hunt you down, and when it has finished separating the skin from your still breathing body, it will record the sounds of your agony so that they might indulge me upon its return.

I feel sorry for most of you. My girlfriend doesn't drag me anywhere. We go shopping and whatever else together because we actually like each other's company and opinions. If someone had to "drag" me to go shopping with them then I don't think I'd want to spend much time around that person..at the very least be an adult and go look in another store or sit on a bench and have a pretzel.

Mr.K.:
Dear god if only we had shoe shops around here that had a good length of rope available.

Hahahahahah xD

OT: God I hate shopping.

SoulChaserJ:
I feel sorry for most of you. My girlfriend doesn't drag me anywhere. We go shopping and whatever else together because we actually like each other's company and opinions. If someone had to "drag" me to go shopping with them then I don't think I'd want to spend much time around that person..at the very least be an adult and go look in another store or sit on a bench and have a pretzel.

I can somewhat relate. I love spending time with my girlfriend, but I DONT love spending time doing stuff I hate. Add to that that I dont really care what she wears, and that she's got much better taste than me anyway I'm not even any help.

Shopping is a girl thing. Unless you're shopping PC parts >.>
When I shop, I know what I'm gonna get, I got to the store, and I get it. Done.
When girls shop...time tends to stop.

There is a reason why malls put lounge chairs outside the Abercrombie and Fitch stores.

Boris Goodenough:

DVS BSTrD:
It's the only time we'll ever be looking at your feet ladies.

In my experience foot fetish is the second most common one next to some sort/degree of BDSM.

And this comic strip combines them!

scorptatious:
Wow, shoe shopping looks very sole crushing.

...

I'm sorry.

Afterwards there's a very long heeling process.

Daystar Clarion:

fletch_talon:

scorptatious:
Wow, shoe shopping looks very sole crushing.

...

I'm sorry.

All is forgiven, after all, time heels all wounds.
We all step out of line from time to time.
Its a long road to go through, getting off a pun addiction. But if we buckle down we'll make it through.

...

I'm not sorry, and I'd do it again.
I just can't think of any more puns...
I thought I had one but I lost it...
I swear I hate it when this happens...
It was right on the tip of my... tongue

You too, get out, follow scorptatious, get out, out out out.

You have seven hours before I send the Punsterminator 3000 to hunt you down, it will hunt you down, and when it has finished separating the skin from your still breathing body, it will record the sounds of your agony so that they might indulge me upon its return.

Hey you shouldn't try and tread on puns, there's no point having a spat over this.

Zeetchmen:
Not to be one to point out hypocrisy, but can you imagine the outrage over this comic if the genders were reversed?

With say a woman hanging herself in a sporting good store. Its 'funny' when a man kills himself, but I doubt the socail justice warriors here would be laughing the other way around.

^

Yep!

getting bored of the one way pandering that goes on these days but what ya gunna do? really.. people are gunna moan one way or the other... i guess everyone looses until we all learn to play nice, eh.

Daystar Clarion:

fletch_talon:

scorptatious:
Wow, shoe shopping looks very sole crushing.

...

I'm sorry.

All is forgiven, after all, time heels all wounds.
We all step out of line from time to time.
Its a long road to go through, getting off a pun addiction. But if we buckle down we'll make it through.

...

I'm not sorry, and I'd do it again.
I just can't think of any more puns...
I thought I had one but I lost it...
I swear I hate it when this happens...
It was right on the tip of my... tongue

You too, get out, follow scorptatious, get out, out out out.

You have seven hours before I send the Punsterminator 3000 to hunt you down, it will hunt you down, and when it has finished separating the skin from your still breathing body, it will record the sounds of your agony so that they might indulge me upon its return.

its ok guys I killed the mad dog and am now wearing his head on my head:)

OT: shoe shopping is easy you just have to make a deal with them and your set, I go shoe shopping with you today and you let me go lingerie shopping with you tomorrow.(substitute that with you buy me all the beers I want if its your mother or sister) ether they accept said deal and you spend the whole time there picturing her in said sexy ware or she refuses and just says forget it and your home free.

DVS BSTrD:
Afterwards there's a very long heeling process.

Noswad:

Hey you shouldn't try and tread on puns, there's no point having a spat over this.

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This isn't fun any more.

It wasn't any fun to begin with.

I think Daystar isn't enjoying this.

I'm knot sure though.

Thankfully women's shoes tend to have pretty strong heels on them, which makes them perfect for bludgeoning yourself to death with if there is no rope handy, or least make me feel something after hours of mind numbing torture and staring blankly into the distance as my weekend slowly drips into the void...

I'll never get the appeal of shopping for fun, shoe shopping especially. I suspect anyone who does really enjoy shopping may actually be insane. I would rather wait until my shoe sole is hanging on by a thread and I have endured months of wet socks on rainy days before I'd even willingly contemplate going shopping for new ones. When I'm left with no option and I go by myself and get literally everything in one 2 hour speed; shoes, shirts, pants, underwear, socks etc, so I don't have to do it again any time soon.

Daystar Clarion:
>.>

:/ Am I odd?

This prospect of shoe shopping does not phase me. Perhaps that's because I don't become bored easily.

:D Funny comic though.

The Artificially Prolonged:
Thankfully women's shoes tend to have pretty strong heels on them, which makes them perfect for bludgeoning yourself to death with if there is no rope handy, or least make me feel something after hours of mind numbing torture and staring blankly into the distance as my weekend slowly drips into the void...

I'll never get the appeal of shopping for fun, shoe shopping especially. I suspect anyone who does really enjoy shopping may actually be insane. I would rather wait until my shoe sole is hanging on by a thread and I have endured months of wet socks on rainy days before I'd even willingly contemplate going shopping for new ones. When I'm left with no option and I go by myself and get literally everything in one 2 hour speed; shoes, shirts, pants, underwear, socks etc, so I don't have to do it again any time soon.

Yes, this. I've once endured 5 months without buying a single item of clothing, none at all. Mom and GF weren't really happy with this, but it felt like quite an acomplishment to me.

Farther than stars:

Zeetchmen:
Not to be one to point out hypocrisy, but can you imagine the outrage over this comic if the genders were reversed?

With say a woman hanging herself in a sporting good store. Its 'funny' when a man kills himself, but I doubt the socail justice warriors here would be laughing the other way around.

No! It's not even funny when a man kills himself. In fact, it's never funny when someone kills themselves. The fact that something like that could even be deemed as being funny shows a pervasive sickness in society.

Though well I can completely see your point and I totally respect your opinion, I do have to disagree with you. My father took his life when I was a young teen and it was finding the dark humor in life that finally broke me out of my own depression. It was the first non-harmful way that I found to deal with my own despair. It may not be the most pc way of looking at things but I have never come across a something is never funny subject.

shrekfan246:

Or the joke was too Black & White.

OT: I remarked a few days ago about how my (male) best friend had a rather amusingly large number of pairs of shoes (something like 5, which I know isn't an inordinate amount, but I've only got one pair and a pair of boots).

I don't know if I could imagine that being worse than working fast food, though. EDIT: Or customer service/call centers, for that matter.

Ugggh. Customer service. Maybe not the source of, but a great enforcer of my deep-seated misanthropy.

I'd totally have more footware, but my feet are huge and few things fit. It'd be nice to be able to afford a pair of sneakers AND a pair of hiking boots, but they tend to be a premium price.

I couldn't understand what the joke was about until I read the actual comments. Didn't know the whole shoe shopping/clothes shopping thing was a thing still, but whatever. It's still funny (I guess [a bit]).

Unrelated:
Seems Daystar's food was laced with something today. Seems particularly angry. Good thing everyone here is slippery enough to get away from the wrath.

Well, I'm a woman who hates to go shoe shopping. But yai for stereotypes!

tzimize:

Mr.K.:
Dear god if only we had shoe shops around here that had a good length of rope available.

Hahahahahah xD

OT: God I hate shopping.

SoulChaserJ:
I feel sorry for most of you. My girlfriend doesn't drag me anywhere. We go shopping and whatever else together because we actually like each other's company and opinions. If someone had to "drag" me to go shopping with them then I don't think I'd want to spend much time around that person..at the very least be an adult and go look in another store or sit on a bench and have a pretzel.

I can somewhat relate. I love spending time with my girlfriend, but I DONT love spending time doing stuff I hate. Add to that that I dont really care what she wears, and that she's got much better taste than me anyway I'm not even any help.

Shopping is a girl thing. Unless you're shopping PC parts >.>

:D

I feel like Erin when I get dragged to the mall with my sisters.

The Artificially Prolonged:

I'll never get the appeal of shopping for fun, shoe shopping especially. I suspect anyone who does really enjoy shopping may actually be insane.

For me, a large part of why I enjoy shopping is the excitement of getting something new. Being a poor person, getting something new rarely happens, so on the rare occasions when I did get something new, it was exciting since I was the first one to own it, I'd have something else to use/wear and not have to worry so much about the old breaking down/becoming unwearable. It was a change of pace, and it meant that I had something different to occupy my time for a bit.

Plus, the mall I used to go to was just awesome. The food court was a zeppelin!

The Artificially Prolonged:
Thankfully women's shoes tend to have pretty strong heels on them, which makes them perfect for bludgeoning yourself to death with if there is no rope handy, or least make me feel something after hours of mind numbing torture and staring blankly into the distance as my weekend slowly drips into the void...

I'll never get the appeal of shopping for fun, shoe shopping especially. I suspect anyone who does really enjoy shopping may actually be insane. I would rather wait until my shoe sole is hanging on by a thread and I have endured months of wet socks on rainy days before I'd even willingly contemplate going shopping for new ones. When I'm left with no option and I go by myself and get literally everything in one 2 hour speed; shoes, shirts, pants, underwear, socks etc, so I don't have to do it again any time soon.

It's actually not that difficult to understand if you look at it the right way. (this is of course if I understand it and not just think I do but roll with me here.) The thought process behind it is actully very similar to the thought process behind building a sweet deck in a tcg or finding, awesome character build in an rpg, or getting your load-out just right in an fps. now imagine if these games had near infinite variations at different semi-random prices in different place and think how long you would spend in game looking for ones you like. The end goals of both are rather esoteric for either being awesome for a game, Looking great for clothing. They even share in that they can both be methods of self expression.

zerragonoss:

It's actually not that difficult to understand if you look at it the right way. (this is of course if I understand it and not just think I do but roll with me here.) The thought process behind it is actully very similar to the thought process behind building a sweet deck in a tcg or finding, awesome character build in an rpg, or getting your load-out just right in an fps. now imagine if these games had near infinite variations at different semi-random prices in different place and think how long you would spend in game looking for ones you like. The end goals of both are rather esoteric for either being awesome for a game, Looking great for clothing. They even share in that they can both be methods of self expression.

Nothing to do with what you said (although I agree), but it's kind of humorous when you think about the necessity in pointing this out through a video game context to people xP

When I had a girlfriend, she went on several shopping sprees and I had to come along.

The clothing store wasn't bad for she had good taste in clothing and I liked how she looked in most of them.
For things like purses, backpacks, and pants was just as fine. I liked some of the stuff in that store myself!

... But the shoes store. She took her time and I was bored all to quickly. Really, even I am not into shopping for shoes for myself. By the time we got out of there, I told her she needs to take me to a nice diner so my mood can go up. We went to Chilly's after lol.

Maybe you ubersensitive people should know better by this point than to read this comic. It's (usually) funny, but almost never concerned about your fluttering neuroses. Erin's got enough of her own.

If you can't handle a half panel suicide joke, and even worse, if you have to invent alternate versions of the comic to offend yourself with, perhaps you might enjoy the whimsical comedy stylings of Garfield?

oldtaku:
If you can't handle a half panel suicide joke, and even worse, if you have to invent alternate versions of the comic to offend yourself with, perhaps you might enjoy the whimsical comedy stylings of Garfield?

I'm with you on this, but ouch man, that was low.

I'm a male and I have no idea what this joke is about. Can anyone help with explanation?

TwoSidesOneCoin:
Don't worry, Daystar just quoted penny arcade comic. Where they got that makes me wonder though.

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/04/10

Tycho would of wrote it for the most part with Gabe.

I'm so glad I'm not like that with shoes or anything else for that matter. Then again I'm one of those weird chicks that hates shopping, and even going to the mall.

Although, I do like to go book browsing with the intent of buying because books are awesome. :D

TiberiusEsuriens:
It's kinda opposite for me and my wife. I'm always trying to get her a good pair of real boots, not those paper thin, cardboard lined, no sole fashion types.

"Honey, look at these! They have a two inch thick sole with ankle support. I bet you could jump on 50 rocks with these."
"No thanks, I don't like jumping."

"But what about these, they have extra arch support. I bet you could curb stomp your enemies well with that!"
"Shut up, I don't like shopping with you."

"Ok ok, but this one is COMPLETELY water proof. It is so sturdy you could kick a shark in the face and keep your leg in tact. Also, it would be dry."
"Oh my god, I'm never going shopping with you again."

"But you'd be able to jump in rain puddles without getting wet."
"Shut up and take my money!"

The shoe is on the other foot now, eh?

You have much to teach us. Share your wisdom with us!

OT: Sooooooo, was one of the guys forced to go shoe shopping by their significant others? That led to them putting together today's strip? Still hoping for a strip about, you know, VIDEO GAMES. Perhaps with jokes about one of the recent releases.

Someday, someone will make a combination clothes/shoe store plus internet cafe. You would almost literally have a captive clientele. Paint it with bright primary colors and label it like a day care if that makes you feel better. We boyfriends will do our best to make sure our girlfriends shop at your store and nowhere else for those sorts of goods, as long as you give us a comfortable place to sit and something interesting to do.

A buddy of mine can completely relate to that... and he's quite obsessive about choosing the right shoes.

Yup, this doesn't apply just to women. And he's straight.

TiberiusEsuriens:
It's kinda opposite for me and my wife. I'm always trying to get her a good pair of real boots, not those paper thin, cardboard lined, no sole fashion types.

"Honey, look at these! They have a two inch thick sole with ankle support. I bet you could jump on 50 rocks with these."
"No thanks, I don't like jumping."

"But what about these, they have extra arch support. I bet you could curb stomp your enemies well with that!"
"Shut up, I don't like shopping with you."

"Ok ok, but this one is COMPLETELY water proof. It is so sturdy you could kick a shark in the face and keep your leg in tact. Also, it would be dry."
"Oh my god, I'm never going shopping with you again."

"But you'd be able to jump in rain puddles without getting wet."
"Shut up and take my money!"

The shoe is on the other foot now, eh?

templar1138a:

Zeetchmen:
Not to be one to point out hypocrisy, but can you imagine the outrage over this comic if the genders were reversed?

With say a woman hanging herself in a sporting good store. Its 'funny' when a man kills himself, but I doubt the socail justice warriors here would be laughing the other way around.

Two things.

One: Better to save the hypocrisy card for if the genders actually are reversed and people rage over it. That makes you seem like you have perspective, whereas to point it out in this case makes you seem a bitter and confrontational buzzkill.

Two: One could point out that the basis for this joke is completely sexist against women. After all, it's working off the stereotype that women are ravenous shoe-shoppers. While a good number certainly are, there are quite a few who aren't and would find this comic annoying at the least.

Also, "Socail Justice Warriors" is my Rage Against the Machine cover band (try proofreading next time).

I disagree with your 2nd point.... If you read the comic again, you will notice Erin doesn't really have much input on "The best way to shoe shop." Which would demonstrate that in fact Grey and Cory are aware that it is in fact a SELECT group of women who are ravenous about shoe shopping. Thus the ones that aren't have a character to identify with and can more easily be amused by the comic.

Just bringing an ipod cures all this for me. Though my wife doesn't try to drag me along in the first place.

templar1138a:

Also, "Socail Justice Warriors" is my Rage Against the Machine cover band (try proofreading next time).

Morning Stream? >.>

The Lugz:

Zeetchmen:
Not to be one to point out hypocrisy, but can you imagine the outrage over this comic if the genders were reversed?

With say a woman hanging herself in a sporting good store. Its 'funny' when a man kills himself, but I doubt the socail justice warriors here would be laughing the other way around.

^

Yep!

getting bored of the one way pandering that goes on these days but what ya gunna do? really.. people are gunna moan one way or the other... i guess everyone looses until we all learn to play nice, eh.

One way pandering? Bahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Ha.

Get back to me when women aren't sex objects.

Daystar Clarion:
Shoe shopping with women has got to be the single most torturing experience ever devised.

I'd rather have by finger nails ripped out by a rather miffed badger than go shoe shopping.

I'd rather drill into every bone in my body, and replace the marrow with molten nightmares that go shoe shopping.

If you take me shoe shopping I will kill myself. And when my tainted spirit finds its destination, I will topple the master of that dark place. From my black throne, I will lash together a machine of bone and blood, and fuelled by my hatred for you this fear engine will bore a hole between this world and that one. When it begins you will hear the sound of children screaming--as though from a great distance. A smoking orb of nothing will grow above your bed, and from it will emerge a thousand starving crows. As I slip through the widening maw in my new form, you will catch only a glimpse of my radiance before you are incinerated. Then, as tears of bubbling pitch stream down my face, my dark work will begin. I will open one of my six mouths, and I will sing the song that ends the Earth.

I got the reference. Do I get a cookie?

OT:

I have... Three pairs of shoes. One pair is walking boots, the other pair is walking trainers and the final pair are incredibly well polished town shoes that I wear whenever I can be bothered suiting up. Which is most days.

Thankfully, most of my partners have been similar. My last GF had... I think four pairs of shoes. Roughly the same breakdown. The kind of person I date is not the kind of person to have a large selection of shoes. I find this whole shoe thing to be rather interesting: If you are dating someone who obsessively buys a huge amount of shoes, taking a fucking year to do so, and you do not like this, maybe you are dating the wrong person. Just saying.

Although if you plotted shoe ownership and "Willingness to date Mr F" on a chart, you would find that the fewer pairs of shoes you own the less likely you are to want to date me. So I guess I need to find some guy/girl who has a BILLION SHOES?

tldr;
Shoe ownership is directly correlated with love.

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