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About the best shoes without laces ever


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As you can see, these fine kicks feature none other than Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword protagonist, Ryu Hayabusa. They were made by a Joystiq reader's much, much better half (sorry, if she can make stuff like this, she totally beats you) and absolutely embarrass any other shoes in the pair's immediate vicinity.

We're not kidding here. We're fully prepared to go ahead and award the creator with a medal, trophy or whatever they want. Just give us as much advance notice as possible. We want to make sure it's something especially shiny.

[Via Joystiq]

Have your feet wink at people with these Pac-Man shoes


We're sure to cement our places as huge geeks by admitting that we'd wear these, but we can't help it. When it comes to Pac-Man paraphernalia, the little yellow pellet-eater and his cute ghost friends just make us weak in the knees. Add the fact that these shoes are so nicely hand painted, and we immediately turn into mush.

Pictures of these beauties were found on Flickr from user "thekalaka," which is also the name of an urban clothing store in Brazil. The Flickr page even confirms that these shoes are sold there, or at least were if they're not sold-out, by listing the address of the shop. If any of you readers happen to live near The Kalaka, be sure to stop in one day and buy these shoes so that we can live vicariously through you. Or, you can just send them to us as a gift so that we can live not-vicariously through ourselves.

[Via Technabob]

Promotional Consideration: Having word ability continues to pay


Promotional Consideration is a weekly feature about the Nintendo DS advertisements you usually flip past, change the channel on, or just tune out.

In last week's edition of Promotional Consideration, we snickered over Ubisoft's scandalous My Word Coach ad, reveling in the juvenility of its baseball/sex metaphor. Imagine our surprise and mirth when we stumbled upon another printed piece promoting the vocabulary trainer, this time targeted at women! While not even half as bawdy as its brother, nor as clever, this advertisement still has some qualities worth examining.

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