Getting older has seemed to make me go a bit soft, as my snobbish side is not as loud as it used to be and I seem to only write positive stuff these days (relatively). But seeing things like this just make me want to lash out. I mean, who would wear these? Just maybe (big just) could I think that it would be fun to wear mismatched laces (not that I would do it myself, but would not ridicule someone else doing so) but this is just beyond comprehension. I could envision a circus clown wearing these and they would be totally acceptable with his brightly colored wig, baggy clown trousers and red nose, but as a shoe that you would wear with regular clothes, no way!! And don’t get me wrong, I am not against 3 colors in one shoe (although two is my own personal limit – not including sole color), but the fact that one shoe is different than the other is simply silly to me. It’s just showing off really, “look at what I am doing, being eccentric.” Please, designers of the world, stop trying so hard to outshine each other by triple reinventing the wheel. Just make stylish stuff that looks good and leave it at that!!
On another nice and positive note, Foster & Son did a nice write up and interview on yours truly should you wish to read it:
Justin, “The Shoe Snob”