Monday, August 22, 2011

who shall rock the kicks?


Only one of you will walk out of this with a new pair of shoes.




In case anyone is just joining us, I made a blog post last week announcing to the world that I was giving a pair of men's size 10 hot pink Converse All-Stars to the person who could give them the best home.

The entries are in and they are amazing. We've got men, women, and even a couple vying for these subtle foot coverings.

Now it's time to vote! Just leave a comment on this entry (with your email address! no anon comments!) telling me who you think should win these shoes. On Tuesday at 8pm EST, I will tally the votes and name a winner.

Now meet your contenders!

ENTRY #1
Meg Z: Hangover Warrior

i will wear them every saturday when i am hungover chugging pepto bismol as a sign of solidarity from my feet to my liver, stomach and butt.




ENTRY #2
Matt Flagg: Road Runner, Road Runner

I require these size ten pink sneakers. My shoe size is 9.5. I have sentimental regards towards Converse because I used to run road races with my poppin Allstars. I'll never forget running the River Run in Jacksonville in some Converse and looking down from the Hart Bridge to the St. John's River while running over a wet open grating.

PLUS

If you give me these sneakers, I will strive to go to Burningman. And wear these bad boyz.



ENTRY #3
painsthee: Spousal Style Synchronicity

Actually, my feet are that gigantic, and as a bonus, my hubs and I wear the same size. And then we could do that thing where we each wear ONE of the pink shoes and one black shoe. And then this could be incorporated into a "make everyone nauseous with our twee-ness" but then perhaps could morph into some sort of crazy black and pink harlequin halloween costume, or better yet, a pink and a blue shoe, and then we could rock the "shim" gender confusion costume. THE POSSIBILITIES!


ENTRY #4
David Shifren: Shoeless on the Playa

These shoes are just my size - and style. I'm a regular at NYC Burner parties (i.e., every weekend) and at the Burn. I have an extensive playa-fabulous wardrobe, including more hot pink than even my female and gay friends.

But I'm currently without fun shoes since my last pair recently fell apart (mid-party - I kept dancing with my shoes held together by duct tape). I've been reduced to wearing my extremely boring dress shoes (I'm an attorney by day).

I promise to provide an excellent home for these shoes, giving them TLC to make sure they last despite my wearing them every weekend (and many weeknights). I want these shoes so badly I'd even be willing to come to Boston to pick them up.



ENTRY #5
Captain Gonzo: A Simple Man with Simple Needs

They will fit the Gonzo nice & you know I will rock them hard and hug often :)






ENTRY #6
Meghan: Pink-Shoe Prom Queen and Tasteless Tastemaker

I am also named Meg and I ALSO WEAR A 12!!! You know how hard it is to find shoes? Peggy Hill and I have a sororal bond when it comes to shoe sizes. For the most part, I have to buy all of my shoes online, without trying them on. Before the internet, I was subject to men's gym shoes and for occasions like prom, forced to wear dress shoes that were obviously manufactured with tasteless trannies in mind.

I would wear them while sitting on the subway eating a combination of keilbasa, mexican street corn and baklava and carrying a Welsh Corgi. Just think of the conversations I could strike up with all the tasteless trannies who are gonna be soooo jealous...


ENTRY #7:
bluestarfish’s sister: World-traveling DIYer

so I'm not entering since I'm only a men's 8.5, but my sister has bigger feet than me. Converses are like her favorite. I think she owns at least four pairs, but none of them are pink. She would love the shit outta them. I think the only ones that aren't decorated are the tie-dyed ones, because those are already super awesome. I can't promise that she would decorate them, but I would bet she does. She is about to go on a big adventure... She's is studying abroad this semester, so in a month she's leaving for France! Those shoes would see the WORLD. She gets off a plane in London on her way back, and I think she has plans to visit Italy and some of those other countries nearby. She could wear those shoes all over!

Discussion Question:
Who among these seven entries is most deserving of a brand new pair of shoes? Comment and vote!

39 comments:

  1. I'm pretty sure I'm gonna make that photo of you the background on my phone.

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  2. ever dignified.

    I see you're taking the high road and not voting for yourself. That is a level of class I have not myself attained.

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  3. anything that increases p(matt flagg on the playa this year) has my vote. sorry people with better stories, you're just not my best friend.

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  4. these other people have good stories but they are woefully lacking in flaggitude

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  5. Am I allowed to vote for myself? :)

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  6. If David Shifren actually wants these things, then he deserves them. It's not like I can wear them anyways, I'm a size 12!

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  7. I'm gonna say David too, b/c he leads a crazy madcap life filled with parties, wild women, bizarre costumes and colored glitter. The shoes would not be bored!

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  8. hot damn! two votes for shoeless David.

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  9. no contest...pun intended...i vote for ENTRY #4
    David Shifren: Shoeless on the Playa.....attorneys need a little color and david is always colorful and often sparkly as well. GOOD LUCK DAVID!

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  10. David has quite the voting bloc!!

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  11. I vote Meghan... I am going to vote for entry #6 because she shamelessly plugged in a comment on my blog and while I normally probably wouldn't give in, I really think she should get the shoes because she OBVIOUSLY REALLY REALLY WANTS THEM! ha. :) So Hopefully she gets more votes

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  12. I know Meghan would give them an amazing home. Thanks for voting!

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  13. I vote Meghan! Any female that has to wear tasteless trannie shoes deserves these great men's size 10 hot pink Converse All-Stars! No doubt she would be able to give them a fabulous home!

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  14. Gotta go with David – any man who keeps rockin' even when his shoes have fallen apart is in it to win it. –– JSJ

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  15. I enjoyed David's, but have decided to cast my vote for entry #3 because it was creative and cute and she used the word "twee-ness."

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  16. it's still anyone's game here y'all!!

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  17. David's da bomb! Go David, go David, go David, go David!

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  18. I am surprising myself with this vote, but I think the twee couple should have them. Two people wearing the same pair of shoes? So efficient!

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  19. My vote goes to DAVID!

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  20. Put me down for a vote for David!

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  21. I vote for Dave Shifren. he's a legend... and will inevitably get into alot of trouble with them...

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  22. I think I gotta vote for David ... a lawyer by day but crazy fun guy by night. I bet he lost another pair of shoes on Boom Boat this past Sat too! I'd say he has the money to buy some but he seems to keep having to replace the pants he's leaving behind all over the place - 'nough said ;-P

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  23. dave shifren! of course!

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  24. I vote for David Shifren! Nobody will rock pink kicks like the most wild and crazy patent lawyer I've ever met.

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  26. Entry #4 - David Shifren. It is important for lawyers to blow off some steam :)

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  27. WHOA David has quite the posse!!

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  28. I am voting for David Shifren because he is a freak of nature. The pink shoes will complement his colorful personality.

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  29. + 1 David Shifren (#4)

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  30. David Shifren should get these shoes!

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  31. I vote for Meghan! She needs pink shoes! Everyone needs Pink shoes!!

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  32. @GoLovin: I don't lose shoes - I keep them until they literally fall apart. I did, however, lose yet another pair of pants at Boom Boat. I really have to stop doing that.

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  33. Give David Shifren them pretty pink shoes.

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  34. I vote for Meghan!!!!!!! - - Kelly

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