Fashion: Shoes: Sport
Ben Hur Pumps   (+8, -1)  [vote for, against]
Scythed jogging shoes

Never suffer the indignity of being overtaken again when out for a run, with these scythed trainers. Impact on the sole transfers kinetic energy to spin the blades of shin-tearing doom.
-- theleopard, Sep 06 2011

Scythed Chariots http://en.wikipedia...iki/Scythed_chariot
[theleopard, Sep 06 2011]

Yes, [DrBob]
[normzone, Sep 06 2011]

Marketing logo
Mock-up [theleopard, Sep 08 2011]

And there was i envisaging some kind of water-moving mechanism based on a capstan pulled by chariots racing round the Circum Maximum.
-- nineteenthly, Sep 06 2011

No, that would be silly!
-- theleopard, Sep 06 2011

[+] just for "blades of shin-tearing doom"
-- 8th of 7, Sep 06 2011

Kicked Up Pumps?
-- DrBob, Sep 06 2011

Not compatible with skipping ropes.
-- theleopard, Sep 06 2011

Whenever I see the name Ben Hur, it always makes me think of Tom Jones. (You have to imagine Tom saying first, at normal volume "Ben", and then, with full gusto, "Hur!" before breaking into song)
-- zen_tom, Sep 06 2011

It has been known...
-- theleopard, Sep 06 2011

Could one dispense with the lawn mower and cut the grass by simply hopping around backwards in the yard?
-- swimswim, Sep 06 2011

Yes, absolutely. In fact, that's an excellent idea. Also good for reiterating the concepts of touch rugby.
-- theleopard, Sep 06 2011

Possible ad campaign;

"Scythe" in the Nike logo font, above the slogan "Just try it."
-- theleopard, Sep 07 2011

"Better run better run..."
-- RayfordSteele, Sep 07 2011

Added the logo <linky>
-- theleopard, Sep 08 2011

Needs more jam and banjo.
-- TolpuddleSartre, Sep 09 2011

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