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13 May 2007 @ 09:00 pm
Broken things  
Darn, i need to get some new birkenstocks. I just noticed this weekend that my current pair now have a hole going almost all the way through the soles directly under the balls of both feet.

I also need to do something about my shaver, which just recently started developing holes in the foil. I remember having to get a new foil just two or three years ago, i thought they lasted longer than that =P I'm not sure if i should just go get a new foil again, or get a whole new shaver since the battery in this one has gotten somewhat erratic. It seems to have developed a very strong case of battery memory; after using it for a minute or two it suddenly revs down like it's running out of power but if i just sit there and let it run for a little bit longer it gets through the problem area and revs back up again. I seem to remember that that problem has been fixed in newer batteries, so getting a new shaver would not only eliminate the problem but it also hopefully wouldn't ever happen again with the new one.

I did take my rollerblades into the skate repair place today. I got a new screw for the pair i use at Wumpskate since i'd had to steal a screw from the older pair when i removed the brake. They also tried to replace the ankle bands on the older pair but the replacement straps they had were too big. So they're going to call up K2 and check on the availability of parts and give me a call back about it.

I'm also thinking of getting a new pair of sneakers for softball. My current ones are kind of tight in the toes, which hurts a little when i run but i didn't think was a really big deal. Until i noticed a few days after last week's practice that my left big toe is somewhat purple and it hurts whenever anything presses on it =P

Oh yeah, and one of the belt loops on one of my two good pairs of clubbing pants is broken, i need to dig up my sewing stuff and try to fix it.
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academicerrificmerchimerch on May 14th, 2007 05:30 am (UTC)
Shoe Pavillion has great discounted birks (I got mine for $40 there), and sometimes Ross will luck out and have them for about $25.

I don't have frugal tips for the other ones :)
Sister Atom Bomb of Courteous Debateakiko on May 14th, 2007 02:19 pm (UTC)
Alternatively, if you don't wait until they've worn completely through the cork bed, you can have the sole replaced for about $40 through mail order, or if there's a shoe repair place in the neighborhood, they can probably do it for less. The cork bed can also be replaced, but it costs more.

I have the same pair of shoes I bought in 2002, but with new soles and a pair of heel guards, since they wear unevenly.
DonAithnendonaithnen on May 14th, 2007 02:54 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately the holes are are both actually all the way through the cork by this point =P

I really can't complain too much though, they've lasted for... i have no idea by this point. At _least_ four or five years.
academicerrificmerchimerch on May 14th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, in when I visit my folks in PA I get the soles of my birks redone for about $25 if I remember correctly. I usually do that once and then just buy a new $40 pair, since it isn't that much more expensive to get a whole new pair and they usually smell quite birkenfunky by the time I've resoled them once.
cwendy41cwendy41 on May 15th, 2007 07:52 pm (UTC)
If you only wear sneakers for softball, get softball cleats instead. It helps with the running. There's less skidding around when you base run. No metal cleats though. Those are illegal and if you wear them, it's an automatic out (when the ump sees them).