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These shoes weren’t made for walkin’

“I hate flip-flops.”

S-R reporter Amy Cannata came to my desk this morning to vent about these kids today and their flip-flops. Once upon a time, flip-flogs (did anyone else call them “thongs?”) were reserved solely for the beach, but are now everyday footwear.

The problem - teenagers don’t walk anymore, she said, they “shuffle.”

I can’t help but wonder if my posture and gait was permanently altered by the days of untied sneakers.

Question: Is it the shoes? It’s gotta be the shoes…

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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