#1 By: Cory Doctorow, September 26th, 2013 09:20
#2 By: Jeremy_Cox, September 26th, 2013 09:34
Interesting sense of style.
#3 By: ChocolateyShatner, September 26th, 2013 09:36
I don't know about anyone else, but I was getting a major Wicked Witch of the East vibe from that pic... Cool laces, though!
#4 By: Smoobly Renfrew, September 26th, 2013 09:36
Very cool. Love the "laces." But what I really want to know, Cory, is where those boots came from, and where I can get a pair. They're far cooler than the Hickies.
#5 By: Pete, September 26th, 2013 09:42
I think Lazes are a bit better than Hickies maybe.. http://www.lazes.com/
Either way, these are definitely handy during security theatre etc..
#6 By: djs, September 26th, 2013 09:53
@smoobly the books look suspiciously like trippens from a few years back. i have four pairs myself and can vouch for their quality. https://www.trippen.com/trippen.html
#7 By: IMB, September 26th, 2013 09:58
Maybe Pippi Longstocking, too? Anyway, after yesterday's typo on the rubber bands, I fully expect these guys to be giggling and jiggling, especially in their amusing environment with those socks and boots.
#8 By: gilbert wham, September 26th, 2013 10:14
Came here to say that. Sweet boots.
#9 By: gilbert wham, September 26th, 2013 10:15
Aaaaaargh! Placeholder page! Eh, I am too poor for new boots anyway.
#10 By: Monkey Magic, September 26th, 2013 10:15
My first thought was: they've killed ronald mcdonald.
#11 By: Cory Doctorow, September 26th, 2013 10:25
#12 By: IMB, September 26th, 2013 10:25
#13 By: Dave, September 26th, 2013 10:34
I was one of the kickstarter backers for Hickies, and I can tell you that I was highly disappointed in what I got. Hopefully the quality has improved since their initial runs. What I got had the little buds off center and they had almost zero elasticity (which is important if you have laces designed to never open).
My comments to the manufacturers were received and answered with "sorry to hear that. Here's a 20% off coupon for another order."
Those boots with that color scheme do totally look wicked witch though. Give us your best cackle!
#14 By: karl bertelsen, September 26th, 2013 11:00
CYDWOQ - Ebay for me, the same model; very comfy.
Here's a short and beautiful documentary on Cydwoq's factory and manufacturing techniques.
They ain't cheap, but Cydwoq's hand-made-in-Los-Angeles shoes are heart-thumpingly handsome. Comfortable, too, if the couple pairs I've bought over the years are any indication.
#15 By: Smoobly Renfrew, September 26th, 2013 11:19
Outstanding. Thanks much.
#16 By: Christopher Waldrop, September 26th, 2013 11:20
Forget the laces. I want a pair of those socks.
#17 By: Ahmacrom, September 26th, 2013 12:00
So that's what the POV of the witch of the East looked like.
#18 By: Bartool Mc Bartool, September 26th, 2013 12:25
These are a great idea. For all the advancements in science, I think it's weird we still use shoelaces (this thought also stems from breaking so many laces in my high school skateboarding days.)
For a more understated look, you can also buy round black elastic cord and use that, or use white elastic band for more casual shoes. I learned this in middle school from Todd Oldham on House of Style.
#19 By: Lazlo Panaflex, September 26th, 2013 12:42
I just use old bike tire tubes that I cut into strips. They do breakdown and need to be replaced but they are black, like my soul would be, if I still had one...
#20 By: Brendan Tully, September 26th, 2013 13:59
I think they look like those retarded "energy/balance" bracelets that rubes would buy at the mall
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