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Super Jump Shoes in My Neighborhood

Can someone fill me in on what is happening here?

Today I was able to snap an elderly lady who had unlocked some kind of spring shoes. Not only do they let her move nimbly around the streets of San Francisco, but they also let her reach that last Jiggy on the corner of 6th and Geary. As you can see from the photo, there are literally springs attached to the heels of her shoes. Maybe I just live a sheltered life, but what...? Did she get these from the back of Boy's Life or what? I want some spring shoes too...

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Posted by Vinny

Today I was able to snap an elderly lady who had unlocked some kind of spring shoes. Not only do they let her move nimbly around the streets of San Francisco, but they also let her reach that last Jiggy on the corner of 6th and Geary. As you can see from the photo, there are literally springs attached to the heels of her shoes. Maybe I just live a sheltered life, but what...? Did she get these from the back of Boy's Life or what? I want some spring shoes too...

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Posted by Daveyo520

Kinda like Chell too ... kinda.

Posted by ImperiousRix

She probably has to load in Bullet Bill cartridges to operate them.

Posted by StarFoxA

Is it just me, or does the news seem to be pouring in today? I just checked the site five minutes ago, and since then there have been two new articles.

Also, that is amazing.

Posted by License_To_Bill

Kickass.

Posted by Kraznor

I don't believe this amazing trend has made it to the Great White North yet. Sounds pretty awesome though.

Posted by Foil1212

Mentioning that movie is just as bad as mentioning the game.  OH SHIT, I JUST LOST!

Posted by ethosiii

apparently inventing shoes with springs was like plan b for this guy after running for the senate and failing twice: "'I wanted to get into politics because I thought I had some good ideas about ways to help people, but I think I'm reaching more people with the footwear,'  Al says, looking back. "

http://www.zcoil.com/

Posted by SleepyDoughnut

nice job tying back into games vinny. Through a mario bros..................................movie no less!

Posted by Rowr

I would assume she uses them to fight crime?

Posted by JoblessTerence

Vinny, is this what you do all day? Take photos of super jump shoes on old ladies?

Posted by Arkthemaniac

Were you following this woman around?

Posted by Psynapse

That grey scale picture just makes it look like you were stalking her... and also that you were so close to her... Is there something your not telling us Vinny ?? :D

Posted by Claude

Elderly fads, beware... it's a scam.

Posted by bulletclip6

vinny has a foot fetish.

Posted by GIVEMEREPLAY

I love this site.

Posted by GIVEMEREPLAY

http://www.zcoil.com/

First google result for "spring shoes".

Posted by JJOR64

lmfao   Maybe she can jump really high and grab a mushroom now.

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Posted by Mattalorian
Spring-shoes? *shiver*
I am not going to sleep peacefully tonight.
Posted by Gorillawhat

Effin' poser Grandmas and their spring shoes! Ts'all 'bout the M00N B00Ts

Posted by Scooper

.........................BOING!

Posted by Badam

I knew a teacher that shoes just like those.

Posted by TaintedSun

I upgraded to super jump shoes years ago.

Posted by Termite

What we think Vinny does = Makes videos
What he really does = Takes pictures of freaky footwear.

Posted by AspiringAndy

I saw the second ones advertised at Target or something.

Edited by TabooTongue

I forget the name of the shoes but my mother had some. Apparently they are popular among nurses and even construction workers. But they cover the heels as to not show them. My mother is a bartender and didn't particularly find them useful for taking stress off her feet. As far as getting "Jiggy" my mom bought them from a place (in Arkansas) called "Jigglin' Georges."
You were down the street from my studio btw... though Geary is a fairly long street.

Posted by JonathanMoore

...heh...

Posted by CurtisManCannon

Hey guys, it seems you ALL lived a somewhat sheltered life.  These "spring" shoes have been around since the early 1990's.  They first became available for order through an athletic apparel magazine named "Eastbay."  What the shoes are designed to do is create strength in your calf muscles by forcing you to use a certain part of your foot while walking.  George Costanza tried selling a bunch of these on like, Season 5 of Seinfeld.

Posted by TwoOneFive

hey jeff, i think you're cool and all. but uh, taking voyeur photos of elderly women!? thats just wrong. 

haha, jk

they look bizarre man. I wonder if they make you jump high or not. I mean, you obviously aren't marketed to younger athletic people who can already jump, but what if i wore those on a basketball court?!?! how hilarious would that be if someone professional was like Kobe Bryant wore those? LOL
Posted by Rowr
CurtisManCannon said:
"Hey guys, it seems you ALL lived a somewhat sheltered life.  These "spring" shoes have been around since the early 1990's.  They first became available for order through an athletic apparel magazine named "Eastbay."  What the shoes are designed to do is create strength in your calf muscles by forcing you to use a certain part of your foot while walking.  George Costanza tried selling a bunch of these on like, Season 5 of Seinfeld."
O, clearly ive been living under a rock not to know that!
Posted by ThePelinal

She's a magician, trying to keep the heels of her feet away from the stinging dirt of mother Earth.

Posted by Sweep

I can picture Vinny stalking this woman down the street repeatedly taking pictures of her shoes.

You are a strange man Vinny.

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Posted by TonyS

I wonder if she is "gel-in like a felon", too?

Posted by DukeTogo

I remember those, in fact there were spring shoes aimed at kids back in the 50s.  Those were no joke, two springs, one on the ball and one on the heel.

It's no Pogo Ball though.

Posted by MindChamber

One step closer to a fully cybernetic society

Posted by Teirdome

Awesome.

Andy Vinny, I always guessed you were a Boy Scout.  Man those gadgets in the back of Boys Life were freaking awesome...

Posted by TyrellOCP

they should market those to kids as a replacement for healys

you can have lots of over enthusiastic kids jumping about, a man with a strange nasally voice narrating and a shot of a dog (all adverts like that need a dog)

there's the possibility for endless hours of fun leaping into the air trying to catch the moon with those. that is until you fall and snap your neck

you could buy a rocket powered wheelchair made by the same people

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Posted by Trilogy

Well, it's official. Vinny is a perv for old ladies! For shame!!!!

Posted by bjorno

this makes me want real super jump shoes.

Posted by addictedtopinescent

Oookay, if it has bullet bill cartridges then Im all for it. 

Posted by Tebbit

ITS-A ME

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MARIO!
Posted by Xcessive

GANSTA!
Kill heaps of Homeyz in those Bad Boyz

Posted by Media_Master

coolio

Edited by BiffMcBlumpkin

This shit always fascinates me because when I see these sorts of things I fit them into the Actuarial Table I've compiled inside of my head, and that fucker is dead-on accurate. Life Insurance companies always make erroneous assumptions based on bullshit like smoking and body weight.

For example, based only on the ownership those shoes I wouldn't expect her to live any longer than 8 more months. If she had those shoes and a Jitterbug she wouldn't make it to February. I wish you'd got a shot of her haircut. If she has the old lady white muffintop, a Jitterbug, and those shoes she could count her remaining sunsets on one hand.