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Old August 19 2011, 03:17 AM   #961
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I can't believe I'm going to be such a nerd, but here goes:

If one of Spidey's powers is to cling to vertical surfaces and stuff like that - it is, isn't it, I'm not misremembering? - don't cleats or tread or whatever on the bottoms on his boots just make it more difficult rather than improving his traction or something?

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Old August 19 2011, 03:26 AM   #962
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^Far from it, you beat me to it!
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Old August 19 2011, 03:50 AM   #963
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Yeah, I saw those raised traction nubs and thought the same thing.
Isn't that a hinderance?
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Old August 19 2011, 07:47 AM   #964
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I believe that in the early comics Peter's powers extended over his clothing as well so that no matter what he wore it wouldn't impair his powers. I don't have an issue or link to back this up I'm just going off poor memory. Besides which I'm sure the traction sections on his boots are just for show. Maybe a practical purpose for them will be explained in the film.
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Old August 19 2011, 08:16 AM   #965
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Now definite. I hate this costume.
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Old August 19 2011, 08:39 AM   #966
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I'm liking it more and more myself. The blue and red gloves are a bit too sporty perhaps, but everything else looks fine to me.
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Old August 19 2011, 09:36 PM   #967
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Same for me. It's growing on me more and more as I see more pictures of it.
Wasn't Spidey's climbing and clinging power supposed to be more of a mental thing when the comics first started? I swear I remember reading that somewhere.
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Old August 19 2011, 10:07 PM   #968
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It those pictures it kind of looks like it's made of felt...which would be weird.
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Old August 19 2011, 10:17 PM   #969
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It those pictures it kind of looks like it's made of felt...which would be weird.
Felt? Seriously, looks noth ing like felt to me?

Looks like Spandex or some other poly-blend to me.
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Old August 20 2011, 12:12 AM   #970
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In the comics, his "boots" were skin-tight stocking through which his power worked. He was commonly depcited taking off his shoes to crawl walls while not in costume.
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Old August 20 2011, 12:15 AM   #971
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Yeah, like I said, Peter's powers work no matter what clothing he is wearing.
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Old August 20 2011, 12:18 AM   #972
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^You seem to be agreeing with me, but that's the opposite of my point. In the comics, it was strongly implied that his feet didn't stick to things through normal shoe soles. That's not to say he couldn't climb a wall with shoes on (as he first did in AF #15)...but he'd be relying more on his hand-clinging, strength, and simple, non-clingy traction where his feet were concerned.

It's too bad that the costume aesthetics in the new Spidey suit weren't used for the live-action Flash, rather than that Burtonesque muscle suit that, IIRC, didn't even have defined boots in the pilot....

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Old August 20 2011, 12:20 AM   #973
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^ My mistake, I misread your post. I do remember plenty of issues where Peter would take off his shoes to wall crawler so indeed you're correct. In fact the wedding annual I believe has a famous panel of Peter running on a wall shoeless.
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Old August 22 2011, 05:22 PM   #974
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The idea for the skin tight suit was so the tactile nature of his powers (shown as hairs in the Raimi films) would be able to penetrate the spandex. Hence taking his shoes off, rubber soles of 1/2" thick or more would prevent his power of wall crawling.

So, being ubber geeks about it we are all mostly going, so the rubber nubs on the boot eh? Not working for us.
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Old August 22 2011, 05:34 PM   #975
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Not me. I like the suit, including the boots. I think some people were looking for an explanation of them which you gave Captain Craig.
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