[Online adventures] #10 – New Balance 574

“I am at a whole new level of laziness”


This, will not be a review. I’ve been wearing this “type” new balance shoe for a long time and all I have to say is this: don’t run in these, walk in them.

Why do I say “this type”? This is why:


http://www.scorpionshoes.co.uk/amazon_b/New%20Balance/M373_Black_White01.jpg

This is the “373”

 


http://kicksdeals.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/new-balance-501-black-white-2.jpg

This is the “501”

 


http://images.footlocker.com/pi/ML515SGY/zoom/new-balance-515-mens

This is the “515”

 


http://d2ob0iztsaxy5v.cloudfront.net/product/197720/1977207250_main.jpg

This is the “574”


http://www.sneakerfreaker.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/New-Balance-996-American-Rebel-Pack-Black-1.jpg

This is the “996”

I think I made my point, all these new balance shoes practically look the same, but they all have different model numbers. How do I know these numbers? Wearing them for the past ten or more years help.

But I digress…

The real purpose of this post is to talk about why “I am at a whole new level of laziness”.

Needed to buy some shoes, preferably ones with a flat bottom for biking. “These” New balances and Converse come into mind. Never wore a converse ever, so New Balance it is.



It was available in Foot Locker at West Edmonton Mall.


But it’s 40 minutes away from downtown…


Free shipping on $49 or above items! You probably know where this is going… Shipping it is. (Or does this count as trucking? I sure hope it didn’t hop on a ship 😛 )


Got acknowledged e-mail on January 25th.

Feeling incredibly lazy, using UPS for 11KM. But hey, it was free. Oh well 😛


Got shoe on January 28th 3PM.

I like the description: “Met customer man”. Yeah man, I met up with the delivery person!

The end? Nope.


Got confirmation e-mail on the same day an hour later at 4PM. Wait what?

Yup, UPS got to me faster than the confirmation e-mail did. Even e-mails are getting lazy.


Once I open the box I am reminded of how lazy I am, I had West Edmonton Mall UPS a shoe to me for 11KM.