Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Quickie - The pictures you've all been waiting for!

All right all you shoe-loving foot fetishists out there in internet-land! Come out of your tubes because it's time for the debut of Grrrbear's MINNESOTA SHOES!!!!!

First, we have the general shot. I removed the insole to show off the best part of the shoes - they even have actual loons on the heel! Check it out...go ahead...click on the picture here on the right. Explore the detail which the little Indonesian children use to create the delicate patterns on the loon itself! You know it has to be child workers because real grownup fingers are too big for work this detailed..

With my shoes on you can appreciate the spots and stripes around the heel area - inspired by the Great Northern Diver*. Basically, my heels are almost an exact match for the front of a loon now! In fact my feet are so loonlike that they have to use bright neon green accents on the heel and toe so that naturalists don't arrest me for strappin' loons to my feet and walking about town. Thanks for thinking ahead and watching out for my well-being Nike!

* The high-falootin' fancy name for Common Loons

9 comments:

towwas said...

Those are awesome, man!!

Grafs said...

Those are some sweet shoes!

grrrbear said...

Thanks! TOWWAS - I'm totally bringing these to reunion this summer, so if you're going you'll see them live and in-person.

Plus, they are really confortable. Which was kind of a nice surprise, actually.

Spice said...

OMG, I love them. I wish they made them in a girly version, although I have no idea what that would look like.

KC said...

Totally cool!

Wow. What a shiny floor you have.

grrrbear said...

Spice: Yeah, they are pretty manly - like everything else I own...

kc: Thanks! They're super slippery too. Which is titally fun in stocking feet when I can run from my bedroom and slide all the way down the hall into my living room. It's like Tom Cruise in Risky Business only I slide farther and I wear pants.

J.Bro said...

Faaaan-tastic.

I'm waiting patiently for the Western Meadowlark Nike, but I think maybe Nebraska doesn't have the same fan following as Minnesota. I'd probably have to recreate my own yellow & spotted-brown shoe with the NikeID website - http://nikeid.nike.com/nikeid/index.jhtml#home

grrrbear said...

Dude, that's a cool site J.Bro. If I didn't have these bitchin' new shoes to wear to reunion I'd totally make a OAM-centric pair (you can put the mascot on the tongue!) and wear them instead.

Sophist said...

I get to go to Minnesota in 19 days!!! Can't wait!!