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Dress Shoes for the New York City Marathon

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Dress Shoes for the New York City Marathon

Photo via rockport.com

Back in 2009, shoe manufacturer Rockport recruited a handful of people to run the New York Marathon in their new line of dress shoes. Although running 26 miles and change in a pair of leather loafers may sound like a pretty awful experience, one of the runners finished in 3:17, a good marathon time for anyone, regardless of their footwear.


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