Anime, Merchandise

Ghost in the Shoe

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As a man, I don’t generally care about shoes. As a large white nerd, I especially don’t care about designer sneakers; I generally prefer a nice pair of loafers, and besides, there’s a very limited range of tennis shoes that don’t look ridiculous on me. That said, HOLY SHIT LOOK AT THESE AWESOME GHOST IN THE SHELL: STAND ALONE COMPLEX-INSPIRED TACHIKOMA SHOES FROM REEBOX:

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ALSO LOOK AT THE SOLES:

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?Goddamn these things are awesome. I’m actually glad they’re only making 500 of them, because if they were cheap and plentiful, I’d definitely buy a pair, and then sacrifice the remaining shreds of my dignity by wearing them outside. (Via Tomopop)

About Author

Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.