Kamis, 26 Februari 2009

Youth Stearns® 3 1/2 mm Stockingfoot Chest Waders Loden Green, LG

Youth Stearns 3 1/2 mm Stockingfoot Chest Waders. These Stearns 3 1/2 mm Stockingfoot Chest Waders provide the reliable waterproof protection you want when you step into the river for some fly fishing: Made of 3 1/2 mm neoprene; VELCRO brand closure adjustable neoprene suspenders; Handwarmer chest pocket; D-ring on back; 3-Pc. neoprene socks. State Size. Get yours today! Youth Stearns 3 1/2 mm Stockingfoot Chest Waders, Loden Green
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Ultra Snow and Ice Grip

Ultra Snow and Ice GripPlace Snow and Ice Grips on your casual, dress or athletic shoes for added traction when the ground is frozen!

Customer Review: More People Should Know About These

After sustaining a rather severe knee injury slipping on the ice, I sought to take more care in my choice of footwear, including obtaining over-the-sole cleats. As I already have tungsten carbide studded bicycle tires, I was appreciative of the technology. Chicago often has rapid temperature changes, leading to freezing over of sidewalks and streets, which makes a simple walk a dangerous endeavor. Running across the an icy street one day in February, I slipped on the ice and, in an attempt to maintain my balance, over-exerted my left quadriceps tearing the muscle right off the kneecap. When I arrived at the emergency room, I found that it was filled with patients who had fallen on the ice.

I had been researching over-the-sole cleats online for some time when I stumbled across the Get-A-Grip ice cleats in Walgreens. It was right around the time Chicago had a thaw and freeze over. It was a worthwhile purchase that provided immediate benefits. They dramatically increase traction on ice, are simple to use and are relatively lightweight. I wish I knew about them a year ago as I would have a avoided a painful injury and thousands of dollars in medical bills.

The Grip-A-Grip cleats are nice but not perfect. The rubber lattice structure holds them on the bottom of the sole fairly well but they can fall off. It would be nice to have an over-the-top strap that holds them more securely. Also, the plastic grommets holding the tungsten studs can break in extreme circumstances. I shattered two of them stomping on a ceramic tile to test the potential damage to finished floors. Suffice it to say, the tile cracked as well. The second pair of Get-A-Grip cleats I purchased came with two spare individual cleats so the company understands they are not indestructible.

More people should be aware of this type of product. I am glad that mainstream stores such as Walgreens now sell the Get-A-Grip cleats as many would benefit from wearing them when treacherous icy streets lead to injuries.


+Dramatically increases traction on ice

+Relatively lightweight


-Can fall off in some circumstances

-Individual cleat grommets can crack under extreme pressure

-Potentially damaging to finished floors

Customer Review: What they don't tell you

My wife bought me a pair for Christmas this past year. While I was packing for a trip recently, I placed these on a very expensive wood dresser. Upon our return 6 days later, I picked them up off the dresser and was astonished to see a perfect imprint of the whole traction device in the dresser. Nothing was set on top of them, they were not in direct sunlight, they were simply laying on the dresser. Somehow, the rubber had a reaction with the finish on the dresser and the stain/imprint is now permanent!

I immediately contacted the company and sent them some photos of the damage. Much to my amazement, here's their response:

I have been forwarded an email with explanation from our sales department. While I understand that your wife may be upset over the dresser, Sure Foot Corporation cannot assist you or pay you money (if that is your reason for calling) for placing Get A Grips on the dresser and leaving them there for a period of days. The intended use of the Get A Grip is that it be placed on the a shoe, after determining the type of Get A Grip which should be placed on the particular shoe and making sure sizing is correct) and that it be used as an aid in traction in walking on flat surfaces which may have less than optimal conditions due to ice.

I would suggest that you contact a woodworking/carpenter type of specialist and see what suggestions they may have for assistance. Therefore to be clear, your claim is denied. Any further comments or questions should be directed to me directly and no one else in the company.

Shirley Dvorak

General Counsel

Sure Foot Corporation

After getting this lame response to the problem with their product, I responded with:

Dear Shirley,

Needless to say, I'm disappointed with your response. Rest assured, I will be returning both pairs for a full refund. I will also be telling every person that has bought one of your products about this incident and your response.

There was absolutely no disclaimer on the packaging that by placing the item on a wood surface, it may be damaged by your product. Your justification for not following through with my claim is a joke. Are you suggesting that once a person buys this product, they are to immediately place them on their shoes and never take them off? In reality, I'd guess that 100% of the people that buy this product need to take them off their shoes at some point and place them some where. It's too bad that there are getting to be so many companies out there like yours that don't "fess up" to problems when they are brought to their attention as in this case. It's sadly poor customer service. I will simply spend my money with companies that stand behind their products and who also "follow up" when problems are brought to their attention.

Good luck to your company in the future as you'll never get a penny from me for any of your products from this day forward.

So, to anyone considering this product, BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If anyone would like photos of the damage these can cause on a wood surface, drop me an email.
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Superfeet Green Trim-to Fit Insoles (1400)

Superfeet Green Trim-to Fit Insoles (1400)Designed primarily for footwear with a removable insole, Superfeet Trim-to Fit GREEN provides maximum support and shock absorption.Features Agion® antimicrobial top cover treatment to reduce bacteria and help prevent foot odor. Ideal for feet with medium to high arches.

Customer Review: superfeet

Great product helpful for plantar fasciatis. It is, however, very rigid and after wearing it all the time for a month, I developed swelling across the balls of my feet. So, I traded one problem for another.

Customer Review: So far it's ok

So far it seems it works pretty well. Even though my shin hurts a bit when I play basketball for a long time, but it looks like it's the problem of my shoes, not this product. Haven't verified yet, but so far, the product is good
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Lock Laces

Lock LacesElastic shoelace and locking system that features specially designed elastic laces combined with a spring activated locking device. Ideal for children, the elderly and physically challenged. Can be worn with all styles of running shoes, athletic shoes and casual lace-up shoes. Simply slip your shoes on and off, no more tying and untying laces or double knots. Provides convenience, superior comfort, more flexibility and a better fit compared to cotton or nylon shoelaces.
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Elizabethtown (Widescreen Edition)

abethtown (Widescreen Edition)Just after having been fired from his job drew receives news that his father has just died & he must visit his family in his hometown of elizabethtown ky. On his way to pick up his fathers body he meets an effervescent flight attendant who along with his family helps him discover the true meaning of happiness. Studio: Paramount Home Video Release Date: 08/21/2007 Starring: Kirsten Dunst Orlando Bloom Run time: 123 minutes Rating: Pg13

Customer Review: As Long As You Don't Need It, Get It

I bought it weeks ago and still haven't received it. So as long as you don't need an item from this group soon, feel free.

Customer Review: Great product - great service!

My husband has been pestering my for a long time to get this movie and I haven't been able to find it locally. After a few minutes at the site, I found just what I was looking for and managed to order it and receive it before his upcoming birthday. Thanks for making it a huge success!
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In Her Shoes (Widescreen Edition)

In Her Shoes (Widescreen Edition)A sexy irresponsible party girl moves in with her attorney sister. Trouble begins when the party girl beds her sisters boyfriend who then kicks her out of the house. With nowhere to go the party girl moves into the princeton library & sleeps under the carrels. Studio: Tcfhe Release Date: 04/15/2008 Starring: Cameron Diaz Shirley Maclaine Run time: 130 minutes Rating: Pg13

Customer Review: Love "In her Shoes"

I love this great movie. It's really good. It's about two sisters named Rose and Maggie Feller. Rose is a lawyer who is kind of plump and has a bad self-image though she is mature and reponisble. Maggie is a beautiful and fun party girl who is outgoing and loves hanging out with men who find her iressible. Maggie calls Rose to come pick her up at her 10 year high school reunion one night. Rose does, only to find Maggie drunk and wearing her shoes. Maggie loves to borrow them since she can't really afford any nice heels herself. She takes Maggie home with her, and Maggie lives with her a while. My favorite part of this is when Maggie puts milk in ice cream and then eats it. That looks so good. I want to try to make that myself and eat that. It looks delicious. Maggie tries on Rose's high heels while Rose is at work. She loves all the nice things her sister has. Maggie tries out for a spot on MTV but doesn't make it since she can't read the words and it goes too fast. One night after a fight Rose tells Maggie that she has to move out. Maggie is angry so she sleeps with her sister's boyfriend and this causes Rose to be really angry. She calls Maggie stupid and Maggie yells that Rose is a fat pig. Then Maggie leaves and goes off to Florida where their grandmother lives in a senior center, a grandmother netheir Maggie or Rose ever knew about. Maggie meets her grandmother Ella (played by Shirley McLaine) for the first time and lives at the old folks home working there and helping an old man by reading to him. The old man, a former school teacher helps Maggie learn how to read. Maggie gets smarter and bonds with her grandmother who has secrets of her own about Maggie's dead mother. Rose meanwhile is dating a guy from work and falling in love with him. She even is planning on marrying him. She finds out about the grandmother through birthday cards Ella sent them as children and Ella who wants to know her other granddaughter sends Rose a letter. Rose flies to Florida only to discover her sister is living there too. All three bond over a dark past, one in which their mother who was mentally ill took them out one day when they were kids and it was a good day. Rose a got a Nancy Drew book and Maggie got a dog named Honey Bun and they both got out of school and ate wonderful chocolate baked by their beautiful mother. But it was also sad because the school called their father and he found out they weren't there. When they return home from shopping, their father and mother fight and he tells her he's going to put her away. Their mother says she's a good mother. Rose hears all this, but Maggie doesn't since she's in her room listening to music. Their mother leaves angry and drives her car into a tree, killing herself. Rose remembers this very clearly from that day, even though her father remarried to a horrible wicked stepmother who makes Rose's and Maggie's lives hell. Maggie never knew this until her sister tells her that she was trying to protect her from it. Maggie understands, and forgives her sister. Likewise, Rose forgives Maggie for sleeping with her boyfriend. They both make up and start over. Rose married the guy and Maggie reads a beautiful poem at her wedding. Then Rose takes off to a new life and Maggie greets her farewell. I love this movie. It's cool. And it's funny and sweet and cute and touching and good. I love Toni Collette as Rose. I loved her in "Evening" and "Little Miss Sunshine" but in this she's really awesome. And Cameron Diaz, who I loved in "The Invisible Circus," is really good as Maggie. She's a beautiful blonde actress who is sexy and has such chrisma. It's a great flick for a girl's night in. All girls can see this movie and get something out of it. It's about sisters, family and secrets from the past can change who we are today. I love this film. I love the book, too. Even though it's long, it's still worth reading though it's a little different then the movie. See this movie or buy it. It's worth the money. It's about relationships and family.

Customer Review: a great chick flick

So this movie is based on the Jennifer Weiner novel of the same novel. I gotta say the movie is pretty great, I'd say even better than the novel which I've also read. I think Cameron and Toni were a great choice for the two sisters. I felt the movie was witty, intelligent, realistic and overall a great movie.

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Children of Heaven

Children of HeavenStudio: Buena Vista Home Video Release Date: 01/13/2004 Rating: Pg

Customer Review: Children of Heaven Puts a Face on Iran.

I experienced this film for a second time at the Denver Film Festival this weekend with the director in attendance. Shot in Tehran, critically-acclaimed Iranian screenwriter-director Majid Majidi's 1998 film, Children of Heaven (Bacheha-ye Aseman), tells the simple, delightful story of a boy (Ali) who, after accidentally losing his sister Zahra's shoes, must share his own sneakers with her. Fearing punishment, the siblings then decide to keep their plight a secret from their parents and teachers, knowing their parents have no money to buy Zahra a replacement pair. This leads to a series of adventures for Ali and Zahra. Meanwhile, as Zahra envies the shoes a schoolmate is wearing, Ali enters a foot race, desperately hoping to win his sister a new pair of sneakers. In many ways, Majidi's film is reminiscient of Vittorio de Sica's 1948 Bicycle Thieves. Worth noting, the film was the first Iranian film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It should have won.

Children of Heaven is a rare experience in cinema. It is permeated with beauty and innocence, which is exactly what makes it such a truly pleasurable experience. In his genuine portrayal as Ali, Mohammad Amir Naji draws the viewer into his predicament. Children of Heaven is ultimately not only a heartfelt love story between brother and sister, but between father and son as well. This is the kind of simple children's film that the Hollywood studios would never make, a movie industry which prefers blockbusters inflated with special effects instead.

G. Merritt

Customer Review: Beautiful story, great film !

Beautiful story that touches our hearts. No more words for this superb film. How can the Iranian producers make excellent films with no much technical resources and with so natural actors? Congratulations !!.Don't miss it and enjoy it so much.
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