We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I buy most of my outdoor and work-out gear from them. Socks too. Do I care whether I have this year'sNike crossfitsneakersor New Balance running sneakers, or last year's model? And do I really care what color my sweat-wicking workout shirts are? Nope. I'll gladly take the leftovers, ugly or not. If it's 1/3 retail, I'm happy.
Why do I buy crossfit-style sneakers from Nike? Because for weights, and most other exercise things, you don't want a heel and you want a thin sole. As close to barefoot as possible. For road running, which I believe is a bad idea, running sneakers. I use running sneakers as summer outdoor easy work shoes. I wear them out fast. In summertime, I only use serious work boots when chain-sawing or similar things.