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Did any classmates wear these?

You pounded them into the heels of your shoes. As I recall, they were popular back around the fifth grade among lads seeking to project an image of toughness and a certain minimum-wage future.

I remember that they did make a distinctive “Hood in training” clicking sound. And that occasionally those wearing these would slip and fall on their butts.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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