Sunday, June 20, 2010

Shoes for, um, swimming?

I'd like to think my reader Cheryl for submitting this.

Yes, folks, apparently the Gravity Defyer shoe company, trying to think of an eye-catching logo for it's product, has come up with this:

This is NOT photoshopped. You can find this on the company's web page if you don't believe me.

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18 comments:

Kat's Kats said...

Clair-eece? Air they high??

Captain Foulenough said...

Damn, I sure hope that's Depo-Provera they're injecting into that shoe; this stupid shit does not need to be reproducing.

Life in vet school said...

Is that a sperm on the side of the shoe?

Amanda said...

It looks alarmingly like a sperm...

Erin @ Sassin' Southern Style said...

Sperm aren't defying gravity if you're both lying down.

The Mother said...

Assuming they don't make women's shoes. Because we have enough trouble keeping the sperm out--I doubt any woman would wear them on her shoes.

Anonymous said...

Come into your local shoe store and try a pair today!

Anonymous said...

A truly seminal development in athletic footwear.

Anonymous said...

According to this: http://www.crunchgear.com/2007/01/18/gravity-defyer-shoes-dont-actually-defy-gravity/

"yes, their logo is a sperm. I couldn’t believe it,so I had to ask the inventor what the logo was. He indignantly told me “It’s a sperm”. It represents “the seed of life!”!"

missaunt said...

These shoes look like cheaper Z-coils with heel coverings, but using that logo is very beeeezarre and sexist. huh.

Kim Kasch said...

And you think your patients are crazy

Anonymous said...

erin- but they could if they wanted to and were wearing the shoes. also, ...use your imagination...

Jo said...

*singing* Every shoe is saaaa-cred....

Anonymous said...

Since when are anabolic steroids represented by sperm? I'd like to know where they are meant to be worn. I can't imagine wearing them in the gym, or by women. And, what kind of man would wear them? I'm predicting an aggressive ad campaign or they'll end up in Big Lots and Goodwill.

Yea, we kids wore old sneakers when we swam at the lake, but these shoes probably cost a pretty penny to be wearing at the lake.

Anonymous said...

At least they're not Treponema pallidum, or Candida.

No one's going to sue the company for plagiarism of the logo on a shoe.

The syringe in the ad is creepy. PenG shots are ginormous (and indicated for treponema), but for those with nightmares about needles and syringes, the ad does evokes an 'eek' Pavlovian response when imagining a big shot in the tip of the big toe.

Rothase said...

@Jo- I am rolling around on the ground under my desk laughing...
Every sperm is great!
If a sperm is wasted, God gets quite irate!



WV: paperrob

outre said...

Maybe it's a tadpole.

The reason i think so is my friend's ex-boyfriend's nona used to tell a story about her eating tadpole back in Sicily but instead of saying tadpole, she said "I had to eat sperm, from the stream." in her sweet old Sicilian lady accent...

So, maybe the creator doesn't know the difference, or i pretend that's the true story because the real story is weird.

At least tadpole on steroids will grow up to be a muscular frog with extra jumping power. maybe.

Anonymous said...

I like the story of the muscular frogs, would be what frog sellers might want to sell and it fits in with the local summer author series at the public library; Samuel Clemens.

 
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