Yesterday, a giant mushroom, today the coolest shoes ever. Even the laces are to "dye" for. Couldn't resist. Despite what John says, they are NOT clown shoes, NOR do they look like a unicorn threw up on them. I love how all the bright colors mix and swirl. Just gorgeous.
Anyway, I have to thank Scott, the coolest cat dad ever over at the Katnip Lounge, http://katniplounge.blogspot.com/. He posted a picture of his tie-dyed shoes a couple weeks ago, and I had to have some. Mine are the lighter version of his. Scott has an Espy site selling tie-dyed shirts, bags and things. Check it out from the Katnip Lounge site. Although Scott probably wasn't even round in the late '60's, I had a front-row seat when the hippies reintroduced the world to tie-dyed clothes. I've dyed lots if fabric for my quilting, even selling some at large quilt shows across the country. I once had a 2-yard piece of cotton fabric, dyed with all the colors of the rainbow, and it was stunning. I had it draped in my booth to show off, but not to sell. I had plans for that baby. A lady talked me out of it for $50 ten years ago, and thought she got a bargain.
I thought the shoes were something new. All my friends know I envy all the little kids who come in Petsmart with their sequined, lighted, and blinged up shoes - that they don't make for anyone over 12. However, these are a limited edition from New Balance and came out early last spring. I spent two whole nights searching the web for a site that had these in my size - the size everybody wears. All sold out. Several questionable places had my size, but just the sentence structure told me they probably weren't in the USA. No way was I giving them my credit card. Finally, I found these at Foot Locker's site. Yea!
Because I know everybody's going to want a pair, too, the number is NB W 890 V3. The first letters are for New Balance, Women's. I think the V3 is version 3. They aren't as sturdy as my other NB shoes, but they're also about $30 less. I'm okay with that.