Friday, July 20, 2018


Kiwi | The Quality BOOT POLISH
Source: LongWhiteKid

Chaz wore an expensive, chintzy, perfectly tailored suit, the kind that glistens as though wet, a tie Windsored by someone who had too much time on their hands, and Ferragamo shoes that brought to mind that old adage about judging a man by the shine of his shoes. The adage was crap. Guys who always shined their shoes were usually self-involved asswipes who figure superficiality trumps substance.

Harlan Coben
From: Missing You (Dutton, 2014)

Dandy-Shiner | The only rigid shoe-holder
Source: Period Paper

“Your friends from Princeton.”

“Ivy Leagues, man. Some guy wore green shoes. I hate green shoes.”

“Me too.”

“The Ivy Leagues.”

“That’s right. Your friends from the Ivy League. ”

Harlan Coben
Caught (Dutton, 2010)

Green loafers by Bass Weejuns
Source: somewhere on the dark net

“Dear God, what are you wearing?”

Muse sat up. “What?”

“Your wardrobe. It’s like a frightening new Fox reality show: When Policewomen Dress Themselves. Dear God. And those shoes…”

“They’re practical,” Muse said.

“Sweetheart, fashion rule one: The words shoes and practical should never be in the same sentence.” 

Harlan Coben
The Woods (Dutton Adult, 2007)

Make Google Do It
Source: The Hall Of Lame

“I threw on shorts and laced up my basketball shoes.

“Lame,” I heard a voice say.

I turned. It was Buck. “Excuse me?”

“Your sneakers.” He pointed at them. “Did you get them out of, like, some sales bin?”

Snort. Laugh. Snort.

“Um, yeah,” I said.

While I didn’t think that my reply was particularly clever, Buck seemed lost by it. “Well, they suck.”

“Thanks.” I pointed at his feet. “Yours are very pretty.”

Buck bent in close to me, his mouth inches from mine. “Why don’t you do everyone here a favor and go home?”

I leaned away. “And why don’t you do everyone here a favor and carry breath mints?”

Harlan Coben
Seconds Away: A Mickey Bolitar Novel (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2012)

Make Google Do It / Part 2
Source: The Hall Of Lame

Janice Matley saw George’s sneakers first.

The toes were jutting out from the doorway of the lab. They were black sneakers, or at least the toe part was black. With the kids and their crazy sneakers nowadays, who knew what color the rest of the sneaker was? Her grandson had a pair of Nike Air Jordans that had more colors than a rainbow.

She swallowed. “Who’s there?” she called out.

Her voice, she was surprised to hear, sounded steady, confident.

“I said, who’s there?”

She saw the foot slide forward. The sneaker was completely black after all. Reeboks, as a matter of fact. 

Harlan Coben
Miracle Cure (British American Publishing, 1991)

Nike VS Reebok
Rainbow Is The New Black


Keds for Kids
Source: Period Paper