Jeans at the Gym

Kiya from Self Edge once told me that since he always wears denim he even wears denim when he goes swimming. Cutoffs in the pool. And that kind of seems somewhat normal, like Tom Sawyer and friends swimming in a swimming hole with cutoffs.

Denim on the treadmill however? A very peculiar choice.

But maybe it’s good. Maybe we should all practice running in jeans for when the time comes we have to outrun somebody we just suckerpunched outside Pop’s in the middle of the night. While barefoot.

[Photo by We Built This City]


Obsessed With Denim

14 Responses to “Jeans at the Gym”

  1. piratesnack says:

    Even crazier — no shoes. Have you ever tried that on a treadmill? Blister City!

  2. Mark says:

    Kiya is a nevernude? Was he at the convention?

  3. GG says:

    Yeah I was a lot more disturbed by the lack of shoes. He couldn’t wear socks, at least? Share the foot fungus, everyone!

  4. MrEricSir says:

    Is Kiya a nevernude?

  5. Alissa says:

    I hope he isn’t one of those people who never washes his jeans.

    • Radio Bemba says:

      Judging from the dirt around the pockets, your fears may be true. The inside may have more skidmarks than SFO’s east/west landing strip.

      One more “heepster” asqueroso.

  6. T.C. says:

    Looks like someone won a free membership.

  7. Vic Wong says:

    That’s the best way to age denim. Laugh now, but then he’ll be laughing at you when he’s got a sweet-ass high contrast fade

    • Allan Hough says:

      I think I’ve got him beat. Dan Deacon, Dan Deacon, Battlehooch, No Age in the space of four days: the best way to age denim.

      • tacotron says:

        No Age rules live! I missed this show but saw them at the new parish a few months back. Needless to say I came home with some aged denim.

  8. Akiva says:

    Hi internet people!
    That’s me in the picture. I’m a regular reader of this blog (good job guys!) so I was excited, if somewhat baffled, to see myself show up on it. Then I read the comments. Some of you guys are mean!

    I’m mainly at the gym to climb, which I do in climbing shoes. Sometimes I want to get in a little run in after. And for the record, of course I wash my jeans.

    • tofupuppy says:

      Ha, I was just clicking through to out this photo as from Mission Cliffs. Barefoot-running-in-jeans-before-climbing is standard!

    • piratesnack says:

      But did you get blisters?

      • Akiva says:

        If I set the machine too fast the track gets hot and that’s trouble, but otherwise it’s not really a problem. I have pretty tough feet though.