When I put out a call for you to send me pictures of your old shoes for the chance to win a pair of brand new Tom’s from Lansky 126, I wasn’t expecting a flood of nastiness in my inbox.
Turns out, you guys have some disgusting kicks. Also, that the girls were way more willing to share than the boys. There were so many that were so gross that I had a tough time picking one winner. So, I’m giving out two runner up prizes – two copies of the brand new John Paul Keith and the 145s record.
Runner up no. 1 – Katrina’s sewn-together vans that she described thusly: “I think these used to be light grey or white. The left one was cut off of me by an EMT after I was hit by a Mercedes on my bike.”
The second runner up is Ty’s battered pair of skeleton Vans, that he bought as a joke, but couldn’t stop wearing. According to his email, they’re currently held together with wood glue.
But those pale in comparison to the winners’ old shoes.
Representing (and winning!) for the ladies is Kiersten’s pair of so-old-they’re-peeling flats.
And winning for the boys is Don, whose orange and blue (or, used-to-be-blue) vans earned him a new pair of Tom’s:
I’ll email the winners with the next steps this afternoon. Thanks to everyone who entered, and to Lansky 126 for the shoes.