Category Archives: tyres

Happy Feet

Believe me, I was never a penguin before…lolx.   But many of us  did have Happy Feet anyway.

At one time decades ago, kampong folks decided to give retired tyres a new lease of life, by fashioning them into sandals.  I suspect it could have been the owner of the sole tyre service shop who introduced that idea.   Every guy in our home had a pair.

Ergonomically, these footwear were a near-heresy by today’s standards — the inside surface contour was a total mismatch with that of the sole of our feet.  They were a novelty and looked pretty cool (though some people thought they were ugly). Walking around with these on made us feel great, though initially we tended to wobble a bit like those cute fellas in the movie.

Has anyone else tried these before?