Wednesday, February 9, 2011
GEEK SNEAKS: REVENGE OF THE NERDS
Whoever said the meek shall inherit the earth was close. Off by one letter, in fact. See, once upon a time, geeks wore black-rimmed glasses, high-waisted trousers and pocket protectors. Like Steve Urkel. Nowadays, in the Google age, it’s the geeks that rule the world. The likes of Mark Zuckerberg and Eric Schmidt have cash to burn and feet to protect. So why shouldn’t fashionable footwear reflect this New Balance of power?
If you’ve been paying attention, the Star Wars Adidas Originals range has been getting pretty insane lately. From Jabba the Hutt to Princess Leia and Chewbacca. And in December, Adidas unveiled their new George Lucas-endorsed range of kicks for 2011, including AT-AT pilot El Dorados fat tongues, Emperor ZX-8000s with Dark Side blue lightning and a pretty unmissable pair of Imperial Guard-inspired hi-tops. Here's a look at five pairs of nerd-drooling designer sneakers we found lying around the Internet (and couldn't resist sharing).
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