The last review was about a shoe with rich history. Today’s shoe review is more about the future. No, we’re not talking the Nike McFly, we’re talking TNF (The North Face) glue-less kicks. Glue is not for shoes according to a press release issued today by The North Face. You’ll have to wait until 2010 to slip your feet into a pair of these sweethearts. So, how do they do it? We’re glad you asked. It’s a little secret TNF calls “snap-and-lock TPU connectors”. What this means in shoe-English, they don’t use glue – they sew everything together. The Shoes of the Day along with the Environment, want to congratulate TNF in doing their part to drive oil prices down by removing the need for petroleum-based shoes.
Now for the names of these glue-less shoes. Women can choose two styles from The North Face Suzy Q-Zy collection. Men, well you get a name that is more fitting and not so cute-z. Men deserve a nice strong bruit name like “Kyoto”. The Kyoto collection features two flavors in a lace-up and slip-on. Enough with the everyday shoes, I am excited for the new release of their technical trail running shoes, multisport shoes and hiking shoes.
Do you think glue belongs in shoes or should it just stay in the classroom? Personally, I like the glitter glue. The Shoezy-Q-Zy’s of the day, TNF Suzy Q-Zy and Kyoto-Quasimodo. You can read the press release here. For more information on The North Face, check out thenorthface.com.
Now I really feel justified, I’m going to test drive that big sport utility vehicle.