For those of you looking to make your million dollars in 2007, I have a wonderful idea: more slip-on shoes.
The number of overweight and obese people in America is certainly not going down so this should be a wonderful idea. I, personally, dislike having to bend over to tie my shoes. It squishes my belly up between my thighs and my chest. Not a wonderful sensation. Most decent shoes, especially the affordable ones, have laces. This is most inconvenient. Laces mean that at least twice a day I’m squishing my belly because of my shoes. How wrong is that? This is why I usually leave my shoes tied loosely, so I can just slip them on and off. This can make for some uncomfortable walking, though. My shoes aren’t tight, so they are wearing against my achilles and the top of my foot as they slide back and forth with each step. Ouch!
Think about this, too: there are many, what I call, punks out there who like to wear baggy clothes and untied shoes (tangent: maybe they wear baggy clothes because they’re fat, too…). Think of how much more convenient it would be for them if they didn’t have to leave their shoes untied. When they head out to the basketball court (why is it all punks seem to be basketball pros…), their pants may still fall down, but their shoes would remain safely in place. No twisted ankles for these homeboys!
I know I’ve only used a couple examples; I didn’t even begin about the benefits to the older generation…all these baby boomers are going to be getting arthritis soon and won’t want to bend down to tie their shoes! Anyway, I think I’ve made my point admirably. More Americans getting fatter younger, homeboys who don’t want twisted ankles, and being gentle on geriatrics are all good reasons for you to begin manufacturing and marketing more slip-on shoes.
Now get to work.