Clever netizens have not only given shoes personalities, they also have given them names, backstories, ages and quirks — all by inventing characters who they imagine would own the footwear. The irreverence is not lost.
Many of the imagined personas and the shoes they represent have been shared on Snapchat and compiled on Imgur’s Facebook page, where social media users have been “LOL” and adding commentary. It’s been shared more than 65,000 times and liked by more than 31,000 people since Wednesday.
Among some of the gems, meet Brendon, 33. He wears a low-top sporty Nike sneaker. He’s an “ex-Marine, runs 5 miles before breakfast, still wears it high and tight. Drinks his coffee black; has a firm handshake.”
There’s also a Dockers boat shoe named Cameron, 21, who’s described as “frat, but chill, long hair hooks up his dudes with that dank. Has a trust fund and a boat but doesn’t talk about it. Likes baggy shirts, low key addicted to xans.”
A gray Ugg boot has been reimagined as Kristynne, 19. She’s “skinny and lethargic. Likes boy bands and tacos. Tried whisky once, threw up. Calls her father daddy.”
Speaking to Footwear News in a previous interview, Kathy Kelada, a life coach and former