Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sometimes it's hard to see a good pair of shoes go



And sometimes it's just too easy! 
I've been sporting the above pair of checkered Vans for the better part of five years now. They've supported me through much work, rad rock shows, fantastic art shows and many a Mixed Species photo shoot. The latter of which will ensure they live on beyond their physical life, most notably matching my dress in the you park like shit and oil whore sticker listings. Just look at the holes, ink and dirt rubbed into those bad boys, no one could contest the love that has anointed these work horses a shoe fave for a lifetime. Now just a shadow of their former selves my peers often joke "you can't stop wearing em now, they're almost sandals". I'm kinda a sick shoe dude, not in the sense that I have many pairs but more that I only really like em when all the sides get rounded off and the sole has formed to my funky feet and shnarfy toes like spam in the can. 
Okay enough blathering bout these old dogs, the new digs make it hard to feel too bad.
Last Saturday night Sara and I stayed at the Jupiter attending what was one of the best rock shows I've seen, Dungen (these guys are about the closest thing to rock gods you've never heard of). Prior to the gig we headed across the street to a nard crushing gallery The Grass Hut and from across the room I heard the siren call of the coolest slip ons in the history of the world. Designed by Bwana Spoons and produced by Dekline these are better than walking on the backs of angels! Bwana's killer whale image swimming all over with much gold and red trim, if there was a super hero that skated he would sport these bad mother fathers ten sizes too large with rhinestone socks and a unitard, so no one would miss these rad stompers. If you look close I glued some of my own gems on the side!

Best shoes ever!
Thanks Bwana and Grass Hut 

Here's a little taste of Dungen  

3 comments:

kim* said...

o yeah so easy this time :)

Always Amy said...

Hey there!

I'm kinda dropping by randomly because your link is on my blog & I'm reading through them in the middle of the night.

& I thought I'd stop for a second to tell you about this new selling site I found. It's called ArtFire.com & you should check it out.

It's still really, really new (still in beta) but it's heading in a really good direction! They are already buying advertising online & in print magazines to bring in traffic to the site. (It's already got almost as much traffic as indiepublic.com)

It's got stats for shop views so you know where your customers are coming from! I know! Gasp! Faint! Right? hehe

& it's just $7 a month (for the first 5000 artists) to list & sell as much as you can FOREVER. $7 a month no matter what! I signed up on that alone! haha

Anyhoo, it is new so there aren't zillions of people using it (which is good & bad) but I thought you might want to take a look at it. With the ad campaign they are working on kicking in soon (or so they are saying), I think it's going to be a good place to start listing!

If you sign up, give me a yell & let me know what you think!

Always,
Amy

TheresaJ said...

I could swear I've seen that top pair, in their current state, on my son...