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Toe Shoes up to size 18!
Toe Shoes. Up to size 18. The Adipure Lace Trainer 1.1. The description for this week's ODDSOW (Oddball Shoe of the Week) could stop at that. And really, maybe it should - because we sell out of these in record time with each shipment. But, for the sake of our blog and quenching fellow big-footed shoe-lovers thirst for knowledge, we'll continue.

Toe shoes have become increasingly popular over the last decade or so, especially in the running world. The movement toward minimalist design in sneakers is exemplified by toe shoes: minimal heel drop (the height in mm of the outsole from heel to toe), and minimal padding between the ground and your feet. The concept behind minimalist footwear is to enhance the natural movement of the foot's muscles and tendons to build strength without the crutch that modern man has gained by wearing overly-cushioned shoes. There is a raging debate about whether or not this method of training is truly effective, and we often hear strong points for both sides of the argument. Vibram Five-Finger is the ever-popular brand, but they do not make past a size 14 or so in US sizes. Oddball's everyday goal is to be the preeminent provider of large size shoes and accessories so we do not carry any shoes unless they go up to AT LEAST a size 16.

Fortunately for us, adidas began producing toe shoes last year up to size 18! Take a big step closer to barefoot in the Adipure Lace Trainer 1.1 shoes by Adidas. The stretchable mesh upper is designed to make these training shoes flex with your foot, with a lacing closure system for a customizable snug fit. Articulated toe stalls let you feel the terrain - what orthopedists call proprioception.
  • Synthetic and textile mesh upper for lighter weight
  • Bootie construction for a sock-like fit
  • OrthoLite odor-resistant moisture-wicking sockliner
  • Heel support structure
  • NON-MARKING rubber outsole
At the end of the day, the only way to tell if minimalist training is for you is to order a pair of Adidas Adipure Trainer 1.1 and make your own decision. Available now at Oddball.com in size 15, size 16, size 17, and size 18. Make sure your foot is the Egyptian shape, and order your true size, at this time the biggest complaint on returns is because the person's toes do not fit into the stalls.

Follow us on Instagram @OddballDotCom and send us a tweet @OddballDotCom for your opinion on our Oddball Shoe of the Week, the adidas Adipure Trainer 1.1.
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BOGO Half-off DC and Cr8ive Rec
Two of our most popular shoe brands are on a ridiculous sale right now: buy one pair and get the second half off! This promotion is automatically applied to your cart upon checkout. Hurry now while deals last!

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Mr. Blutowski and Mr. Pleacowski
This classic Jim Belushi pose has spawned many look-alikes and imitators of this original style. But it is a closely-guarded secret that Bluto actually was casted with an evil half: Mr. Pleacowski. Much of our style here at Oddball.com has been modeled after this almost-infamous character because he represents our culture. If you're in-the-know, or have as much trouble as we used to finding shoes to fit your large feet, then Pleacowski and Oddball.com are staples in your savoir-faire diet. We will continue to produce tall clothing made for the modern, fit man over 6'4". We have four styles of the Oddball Collegiate tee available now in sizes LT, XLT, 2XLT, 3XLT, and 4XLT.

Here's a classic scene out of the Director's Cut of Animal House, the cult classic 1970's film:

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