don't you hate it when you get a rock in your shoe? yeah, me too. i had a small one in mine the other day. so i did what you usually do. take off your shoe. shake it. put it back on. and of course, i was in a hurry. and didn't get the rock out. so the next time i had a moment. i shook vigorously. man. rock must be stuck. it wasn't real annoying so i ignored it. next time i stuck my hand in there and brushed out all stuck rocks. dang. still there. man, this is one persistent rock. okay, so i finally had time to examine my shoe closely. hrm. the rock seems to be stuck under the insole padding thing. hrm. no hole. how'd it get in there? i didn't really want to tear the glued in padding out. so i turn the shoe over. oh. it's not a rock. it was some sort of fat splinter thing that went all the way through the sole of the shoe and was poking me in the sole of my foot. anywho, it's gone now. and i have happy feet again.