Impostor Alert! Yet another “socks pretending to be shoes” crime

Sock_impostersNot just the old familiar Impostor Footwear crime this time, folks, but worse: really freaking ugly shoes pretending to be socks. When will the madness end?

These men’s style shoes By Marsell are masquerading as sensible shoes with ankle socks stuck in them. Is anyone else reminded of those photos of people who have spontaneously combusted, leaving only their shoes and socks behind? That’s what this looks like to us, so, on the plus side, if you do decide to buy them (£344, since you asked) you’ll be able to play a “hilarious” joke on your housemates by leaving them lying around and pretending you just got blown clean outta them.

Or, of course, you could just do that with a regular pair of shoes and socks. Ones that aren’t ugly, preferably.

8 Comments

  • December 11, 2008

    Mousy

    God help us all.

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  • December 11, 2008

    gokarm

    grandfathers across the world will breath a sigh of relief that they no longer have to organize their sock drawer for here, a shoe with a sock attached to it…the pinacle of modern convienience, practicality, and good old fashioned common sense. LOL, but no, it’s really a revolting shoe.

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  • December 11, 2008

    Dee

    Don’t forget that there is also always ash, some gunky yellow stuff and I believe the acrid stench of brimstone in the air… Mwahahaha!

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  • December 11, 2008

    Amanda Nicole

    If my guy brought these home I would turn him around and tell him to try again. All I can picture is skinny old man legs in shorts and black socks.

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  • December 11, 2008

    chocoholic

    Umm what happens when your feet get sweaty???

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  • December 11, 2008

    lorrwill

    Seriously if a guy wanted to never date for life, all he’d have to do is wear these.

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  • December 12, 2008

    ShoeSmitten

    This HAS to be a joke…right? Oh, you mean someone ACTUALLY thought these would be a hit?! *sigh* there’s no hope for some people…

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  • December 12, 2008

    Rock Hyrax

    They also look like lace-ups that have had their laces taken out – so the wearer will look like they’ve already been arrested…

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