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image Kangoo JumpsI feel like a true Amazonian warrior while standing in these kangoo jump boots, I must be towering way above 6ft. Shame I feel like a knock kneed bambi when I’m running in them.

By popular demand, I dragged myself out of my sick bed to provide laughing fodder for the masses:

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They are quite good fun actually, they don’t compress anywhere near as much as I expected but they are noticeably bouncier than a pair of shoddy knees. On todays little jaunt I felt that most of my energy went in to up and down movement and it felt as though I was jogging on the spot, a slight alteration in stance led me to move forward with a bit more efficiency.

When I’m feeling a bit better I’ll do some proper tests with them. I want to see if my pace alters over a given distance and how my heart rate responds. It felt pretty hard work today but then that is to be expected, dragging myself out of bed was tough today.

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  • celeste 19 September, 2007, 6:57 am

    Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!!! However, perhaps if there were a few of you all running together it would look less, ummm, obvious.

    I really want to hear how it works out – over a decent distance.

  • No wetsuit girl 19 September, 2007, 10:21 am

    BOING! Actually I’m surprised, I was expecting something more along the lines of Nickelodeon Moon Shoes, but you don’t look like nearly as much of an idiot as this kid:

    In fact, you look kind of… NORMAL running in those things. Anyway, I hope you feel better with your sick AND your knees.

  • No wetsuit girl 19 September, 2007, 10:24 am

    Darn, youtube link doesn’t work in comments. Anyway, here’s how I and many other kids skinned their knees in the mid 90s (I still have the scar): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf_WzKOxfeM
    Be careful out there! Good knees on the inside are no good if you’ve got a nasty scab/bruise combination on the outside!

    Thanks for the video.

  • kathy 19 September, 2007, 12:33 pm

    You looked way more normal than I expected. I thought you’d be bounding along like a kangaroo.

    Hope you’re feeling better soon.

  • warriorwoman 20 September, 2007, 3:15 pm

    General consensus seems to be that I am “normal” which is always good to know – I think. Those moon shoes looked as bounce-less as my boots but that kid had way too much energy for his own good.

  • Kieren Geaney 24 September, 2007, 11:04 pm

    Ha Ha – they look pretty cool.

    I wonder if I could make it round time trial faster in a pair

  • Rodiogirl 26 September, 2007, 9:51 pm

    heh heh Kangaroo boots LOL

    Wicked I want some now. Not for running in mind just for jumping!!!!

    Sarah

  • TERRI 11 December, 2007, 7:00 pm

    HI THERE, YOU LOOK LIKE YOU COULD BE LOCAL TO ME, SOMEWHERE IN THE RICHMOND AREA!? I ALSO HAVE A PAIR OF KJ’S, SO IF YOU WANT TO LINK UP SOMETIME WE CAN GO FOR A JOG AND LOOK RIDICULOUS TOGETHER!

    TERRI

  • Asus Eee PC 2G Surf Launches 22 December, 2007, 9:35 am

    ha ha ha very nice……………….

  • Emily 4 January, 2009, 10:46 pm

    Hey – I have a pair of JK’s – though I was the only one in the UK!
    If anybody is hooking up in the Surrey area and looking ridiculous together then please let me know – would be good to share the stares with others!

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