Goodness gracious, that is one butt ugly shoe. Denim? Seriously? And of course, as it has been with anything basketball-related and awkward over the past year or so, it had to involve poor LeBron James.
Now, at this stage in my life, I’m not really big into basketball sneakers any more, nor am I in the market for a new pair of B-Ball kicks, but I can assure you that there is no way in hell I would ever strap on these Nike LeBron 8 Denim shoes. Not even if I was headed to an event that strangely paired a hoedown and a 3-on-3 basketball tournament.
Who in their right mind would buy these shoes? I can think of only two people: Denim Vest from Seinfeld‘s “Festivus” episode (expertly portrayed by Kids in the Hall alum Kevin McDonald) and the music teacher from that “Back to School” Target commercial. You know the one, where the teacher is listing the items students will need by singing “The Denim Song”:
I am ashamed to admit it, but I love that commercial. I wish that guy had been my teacher.
[H/T Pro Basketball Talk]