Alaska teen wins rotten sneaker contest

Mar 19, 2008 Full story: hosted.ap.org 18

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Ben Russell has a title most people would walk away from. Russell, 15, from Eagle River, Alaska, beat seven other contestants from around the country to claim the title of rottenest sneakers in the country.

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Kyle

AOL

#1 Mar 19, 2008
I bet there are 20 pairs of shoes worse than that in my new school's lockeroom right now.

Nobody ever showers at this school and almost nobody ever takes their gym clothes home. And all those ever stinkyer gym clothes sit on top of all those gym shoes almost all day every day fermenting.

The guys lockeroom at this school stinks so bad that one day someone is just going to keel over from the stench. I just hope it's not me.
cute guys

Ocala, FL

#2 Mar 19, 2008
Some people find smelly feet a 'turn on'.
Speaking of feet, the least seen feet in society or young black male feet. Young blck males hide their feet and legs and instead where oversized sneakers and pants.
Young black males are afraid to let their feminane side show in any way shape or form.
Young white males, on the other hand, seem more comfortable with their 'feminane' side or softer side, young white males where sandals all the time.

“Our Grand daughter”

Since: Sep 06

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#3 Mar 19, 2008
My youngest son would run you out of the house about a year ago with his feet. I took him to the doctor and it was caused by bacteria, putting his feet into shoes without socks. After a few days of the medication and new shoes his problem was solved..
cute guys

Ocala, FL

#4 Mar 20, 2008
Poor thing,
When I was a kid, I had a friend like that, he had the stinkiest feet, like a skunk, but he was my best friend. But whenever he spent the night at my house, he would drive the rest of my family insane as soon as his shoes came off...

“Laugh it's good for you...”

Since: Sep 07

AND IT TICKS PEOPLE OFF

#5 Mar 20, 2008
I have got to wonder, who volunteers to judge this stuff?
cute guys

Ocala, FL

#6 Mar 20, 2008
MoMaria wrote:
I have got to wonder, who volunteers to judge this stuff?
Probablly people with foot fetishes who like to smell other peoples stinky feet. Who knows.

“Our Grand daughter”

Since: Sep 06

Location hidden

#7 Mar 20, 2008
cute guys wrote:
<quoted text>Probablly people with foot fetishes who like to smell other peoples stinky feet. Who knows.
Good answer!! Made my day..hahahaha...

Since: Mar 08

Southbury, CT

#8 Mar 20, 2008
What an honor, his mother must be so proud (sniff)
cute guys

Ocala, FL

#9 Mar 20, 2008
You know, feet do have a certain appeal to them.
Their so under appreciated and yet do so much for us through out the day, like tires on a car.
Chicago

AOL

#10 Mar 20, 2008
cute guys wrote:
<quoted text>Probablly people with foot fetishes who like to smell other peoples stinky feet. Who knows.
Back in the old days in China when aristocratic women had deformed bound tiny feet.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foot_binding

Supposedly this feet had some sort of a distinct smell which some men (particularly some Chinese poets) found quite erotic.

Yuck.
cute guys

Ocala, FL

#11 Mar 20, 2008
Chicago wrote:
<quoted text>
Back in the old days in China when aristocratic women had deformed bound tiny feet.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foot_binding
Supposedly this feet had some sort of a distinct smell which some men (particularly some Chinese poets) found quite erotic.
Yuck.
I know, I've seen photos before. I'de never let anyone do that to my feet or any other part of my body. Or the way certain tribes in africa would make the women wear those rings around the neck until the neck was long like a giraffe, and then if you ever removed the rings, the lady would sufficate cause the muscles in her neck were stretched and could no longer support her head.
Chicago

AOL

#12 Mar 20, 2008
cute guys wrote:
<quoted text>I know, I've seen photos before. I'de never let anyone do that to my feet or any other part of my body. Or the way certain tribes in africa would make the women wear those rings around the neck until the neck was long like a giraffe, and then if you ever removed the rings, the lady would sufficate cause the muscles in her neck were stretched and could no longer support her head.
Oh, the African example is even weirder than that. From what I understand what was actually happening was that the woman's shoulders were actaully getting knocked down, so what you landed up with above the shoulders was longer spinal cord than vertebrae (with the extra spinal cord coming from what normally would be under her shoulders), with individual vertebrae floating in space and the actual neck support then coming from the rings.

For some reason even mild body modification disturbs me. I would never even think of getting a tattoo or a piercing myself.

“free your mind”

Since: Jan 08

Anchorage, AK

#13 Mar 23, 2008
There are some gross feet out there, I hope I never have to smell his.

“Our Grand daughter”

Since: Sep 06

Location hidden

#15 Mar 24, 2008
uncle Buck wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm glad I wasn't a judge. Hey Mommy do you want to be mommy of five? Just let me know.
My pleasure...(as long as your feet don't smell!)

“I wanna be free...”

Since: Mar 08

Happyville

#16 Mar 24, 2008
Canines love smelly feet.

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#17 Mar 24, 2008
YUCK!

“Our Grand daughter”

Since: Sep 06

Location hidden

#19 Mar 24, 2008
uncle Buck wrote:
<quoted text>
No mam. wash every day and clean socks.
You're such a good boy!!
Tony

West Chicago, IL

#20 Mar 24, 2008
Kyle wrote:
I bet there are 20 pairs of shoes worse than that in my new school's lockeroom right now.
Nobody ever showers at this school and almost nobody ever takes their gym clothes home. And all those ever stinkyer gym clothes sit on top of all those gym shoes almost all day every day fermenting.
The guys lockeroom at this school stinks so bad that one day someone is just going to keel over from the stench. I just hope it's not me.
Isn't that lockeroom dynamic funny? I went to two High School's too (I assume you're talking about High School) and the first one made us shower and in the second one showering was "optional".

This was back in the 1980s and I think maybe some law might have changed so that they couldn't make us shower anymore. Either that or my two schools just had different policies.

Even though I had gotten used to showering at my first High School, I just couldn't bring myself to shower at my second one. If everyone wasn't getting naked there, then there was no way I could.

There was only a handful of brave or crazy guys who showered anyway. The weirdest thing was the other guys would openly joke around about the showering guy's bodies (make jokes about things like their harry butts or the size of their equiment). Nobody would EVER have said ANYTHING like in my first High School. I think that's because at the first school everybody was similarly vulnerable. But making showering optional changed the whole social dynamic of the lockeroom.

I hated having to walk around stinking after gym class (and I don't think it did wonders for my dating prospects), but there was just NO WAY I was going to subject myself (and little Tony) to that kind of one-sided scrutiny!

My son now goes to my second High School. And I can tell you for sure that now nobody showers there anynmore because the showers are now used to store gym equipment. Stinkiness has triumphed!

In fact, now stinking is an art-form. Or at least they seem to have contests over stinky shoes.

Man the world never seems to stop changing - for the stinkier.

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