That hairy suede sure did pull me in right off the bat. When photos of these fragment design x Nike Zoom Meriwether TZ’s first started to circulate, I beasted. After beasting, I started to somewhat worry. I worried that these would be unavailable in the US. A friend at Nike was not so certain that these would make it stateside, so my sense of panic was reinforced a bit further. I was ready to just keep it moving and wait for another enticing release, but then I saw that these were delivered to St. Alfred in Chicago indicating a definite US release. I was able to procure a pair of these and I could not be happier about it. These shoes meet some important requirements: maximum comfort combined with maximum steeze. I love these shoes. I try to refrain from loving inanimate objects, but, damn, these are great. The insole and outsole are very bouncy, and details like the navy blue area around the upper heel and side zip-up are things that greatly appeal to me. One thing that I do find perturbing, yet comical, is that due to the size (8.5) and the shape of the shoe, I can’t help but feel that they make my feet look more like hooves, as opposed to human feet. But, as long as I don’t point it out first to people, they never notice. I sometimes figure I could crack a joke about it prior to someone else noticing. I am weird like that.
January 18th, 2012