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Gore-Tex Boots

By: on November 02, 2013
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I guess Alpinestars' Web Gore-Tex boots are technically meant for use while riding motorcycles, but when I look at them I can't help but think they would also be terrific footwear for walking on the moon. Aren't those even stylized stars around the ankle and toe box?

Obviously I do not ride a motorcycle.

I'm actually kind of surprised they even gave me a license to drive a car. Thankful though. Thankful too for the power of duct tape, which has single-handedly held together my back end for at least 4 months now.

The Web Gore-Tex count waterproof and breathable as two of their braggable boot qualities, traits which enable riders to don a pair any day of the year. An outer side zip closure system makes for easy on/off, and internal comfort and support features include multi-density EVA padding, injection-molded plastic on the ankles, a heel and toe counter, and a plastic-molded shin plate covered by a pressure-stamped section of leather.

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Columbia Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Coats

$400 from Columbia »

Leia: I'm freezing. Han: I know. The Star Wars saga infiltrates Columbia Sportswear - or, more likely, Columbia Sportswear infiltrates the Star Wars saga - again this year, with a limited-edition series of The Empire...

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Teva Ember Moc Slippers

$43.75 - $69.95 from Amazon »

Teva's Ember Moc slippers might have Dad Joke written all over them, but I don't care. I want some. Teva says they're like sleeping bags for your feet. Who can resist sleeping bags for your feet?! Not me....

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NakeFit Stick-On Shoes

$33 from Nakefit »

NakeFit stick-on shoes - or, to be more precise, NakeFit hypoallergenic adhesive pads - remind me of when I'm walking barefoot and start to feel like something's stuck to my heel, but I'm loath to look down because I...

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Batman Motorcycle Helmet

$325 from Helmet Dawg »

It seems to me that if someone threw out the general suggestion, "Hey, why don't we put some ears on these bike helmets?" he would be permanently exiled from the motorcycle universe. But somehow this actualized vision...

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Helmfon Noise-Cancelling Helmet

Looks like Helmfon Jr. is playing with Daddy's noise-cancelling helmet again. Don't worry, kiddo, you'll grow into Darth Helmfon's sound absorber and privacy sphere soon enough. And then all the power of the Audibly Dark...

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EURO Blackcan Hot Water Heated Camping Mat

$389.99 from Amazon »

Yep, the EURO Blackcan hot water heated camping mat looks like it will keep you nice and warm at night during winter or high altitude camping trips. But I prefer another, way, way less complicated and expensive method...

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Rocket Air Blaster

$11.16 from Amazon »

At first I was excited about the Rocket Air Blaster because I thought it was an updated version of the Stomp Rocket. Or maybe a handheld Stomp Rocket that shot its red lipstick right into my friend Cornelius' earhole...

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Skully HUD Motorcycle Helmet

Discontinued

Who wants to beta test Skully's forthcoming heads up display motorcycle helmet? All you have to do is slide it on (or if you're me, shoe horn your melon head into it), launch its Synapse-integrated HUD system brimming...

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The Force Awakens First Order Stormtrooper Helmet

$200 from Anovos »

The good news is this is the first ever Standard Line version of a Star Wars: The Force Awakens First Order Stormtrooper Helmet, and you can have one for $200 ($249.95 if you wait until October 1 to order). That bad news...

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