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30 September 2006 @ 12:14 pm
I've gotten drafted onto the company softball team. This means that in the next couple days i need to find a baseball glove, which i may have owned one of about 20 years ago, and a pair of shoes, presumably tennis shoes, which i owned a pair of about 10 years ago. (In the time since then i've consistently owned one or two pairs of birks and one pair of boots.)

I've been told that Target is a good place to go for the glove, so where's a good place to go to get a pair of cheap, preferable black, tennis shoes? Actually i really need two pairs. I've been invited along to a camping/amateur-geology trip a couple weeks from now for which i've been told i should bring along a pair of shoes (and possibly other articles of clothing) that i don't care much about because they're quite likely to get thoroughly inundated with mud and salty water.
nonseqmenagerie on September 30th, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC)
Payless and Ross are good cheapy shoe places. And Payless has the advantage of carrying my size (limited style selection, but still). I don't think you have freaky feet like me, though, so that might not be as big a deal. But they often do buy 2 get something off for shoes, so might save you some money. Target might have deals, too... can't hurt to check when you go pick up a glove.

If you can find something that's in your price range, a pair of sneakers that offers ankle support would be the best (I don't know if that's what you mean when you say "tennis shoes" or not, I'd say "high top sneakers"). Climbing on rocks and running is better if your feet and ankles have support.
DonAithnendonaithnen on September 30th, 2006 11:00 pm (UTC)
I guess i can try the high top thing, i used to not like those much back when i wore sneakers, but maybe my doc martins have gotten me used to it by now.
Iyindoiyindo on September 30th, 2006 08:31 pm (UTC)
wouldn't you neat cleats?
Johndolohov on September 30th, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)
It's not worth it for softball -- and in any case they're frequently against the rules.

Incidentally, when buying a glove, buy a softball to go in it, and store the glove with the ball in the pocket. It'll help the glove keep its shape and make it easier to catch.
DonAithnendonaithnen on September 30th, 2006 10:12 pm (UTC)
*head spins* okay, so plain tennis shoes, no cleats.

I'm not sure i'll really be using it for that long, but i guess it wouldn't hurt to have a softball as well :)
Ambermaggiedacatt on October 1st, 2006 01:11 am (UTC)
Yes, and wrap it in rubber bands. Also, you can find leather softeners to treat it.

I wish I still lived in the area. I have two broken-in gloves that I'm not using.
Pavajmpava on September 30th, 2006 09:29 pm (UTC)
You've been 'drafted' for it? I didn't know we were exactly short on people (at least, short on male people)
DonAithnendonaithnen on September 30th, 2006 10:11 pm (UTC)
Well kaetanae told me i should play, so i said okay. I was totally drafted! :)
Pavajmpava on September 30th, 2006 10:43 pm (UTC)
Erm... ok, if you say so.
DonAithnendonaithnen on September 30th, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC)
=P you're just trying to ruin my fun :)
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DonAithnendonaithnen on September 30th, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC)
Well, yeah, you're right =P But my version is better! she made me do it! :)