Gives a whole new meaning to Jesus Joggers, doesn't it?
November 12, 2001 11:51 AM   Subscribe

Gives a whole new meaning to Jesus Joggers, doesn't it? I want to say this is a parody, and yet I cannot.
posted by solistrato (22 comments total)
 
Yep, looks just like the imprints on all the "Footprints in the Sand" pictures. Is it just me or has Jesus and God become a business icon only?
posted by Katy Action at 12:05 PM on November 12, 2001


Combine this with this [metafilter.com] and you could have some real fun. I want '1337' and 'w00t'.
posted by m@ at 12:11 PM on November 12, 2001


From the company president's story:
"After my horrible experience, I thought about ways to spread the Good News. Then the idea came to me to cut out letters from an inner tube and glue them backwards to the bottom of sandals"
Funny how this idea has taken off, but TatooJesusOnYourForehead.com went bankrupt last year.

Is it just me or has Jesus and God become a business icon only?

You're not only making money for this important, important organization, you're also officially Saving the ChildrenTM
"Helping Needy Diabetics: When you buy and wear these awesome sandals, you are spreading the word of JESUS' LOVE and helping to contribute to the care of diabetics who cannot afford life-saving medications and supplies."
posted by mathowie at 12:14 PM on November 12, 2001


With Jesus Joggers, one dons J.C. 4:20 Wear, of course. ;)
posted by Carol Anne at 12:34 PM on November 12, 2001


Sandals are okay, but wouldn't it be better if they were crosstrainers?
posted by Godling at 12:42 PM on November 12, 2001


The sandals are sky blue with white trim with a strap imprinted with the Shoes of The Fisherman logo. They come packaged in fish(...)

Couldn't resist that (...) piece of fraudulence. Best post of the day!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 12:51 PM on November 12, 2001


Ah, yes, one more step across that ever narrowing gap separating religion and profit. Ahhhh.

Can't help it but they should say 'has the potential to save lives and save soles'.

(Sandals? These things are flip-flops. I think of sandals as open air but made of leather and with bands going widthwise over the front of the foot.)
posted by mmarcos at 12:54 PM on November 12, 2001


Shoes of The Fisherman® sandals act like oversized rubber stamps, leaving the message JESUS LOVES YOU:

* In the sand
* On sidewalks and broadwalks
* On pool decks
* Any place footprints can be seen

I hear they come with a handy schematic with the future sidewalk-concrete repouring schedule in your city for the next 3 years, so you know where to go....
posted by mattpfeff at 1:22 PM on November 12, 2001


"crosstrainers"

LOL - Sacrilicious!
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 1:22 PM on November 12, 2001


Ladies and gentlemen! Get our your wallets and handbags! Be prepared to be dazzled by the performance stylings of Buddy Christ!
posted by ZachsMind at 1:29 PM on November 12, 2001


I wonder if you could get a pair that would say:
Oy! Vey! Oy! Vey!
posted by nickonomicon at 1:35 PM on November 12, 2001


that ever narrowing gap separating religion and profit

Gap? What gap?

Bart: Soul? Come on, Milhouse, there is no such thing as a soul. It's just something they made up to scare kids, like the bogeyman, or Michael Jackson.
Milhouse: But every religion says there's a soul, Bart. Why would they lie? What would they have to gain?
[Lovejoy, in his office, works a change sorting machine]

posted by signal at 1:54 PM on November 12, 2001


I guess the sandels with "God will reign his wrathful glory upon you" never took off...
posted by geoff. at 3:05 PM on November 12, 2001


agh I put "sandals", oh well.
posted by geoff. at 3:06 PM on November 12, 2001


I'll wait for boxers that say "This IS the other cheek!"
posted by rushmc at 4:03 PM on November 12, 2001


you know, I ain't the biggest fan of christianity ever. butt. I want a pair!
posted by mcsweetie at 5:20 PM on November 12, 2001


I want a pair of "Satan is Lord" sandals :-)
posted by clevershark at 6:22 PM on November 12, 2001


jesus 4:20 wear... yech
jesus sandals... double yech

for my part, i'm currently working on "HSIF" and "WWJD?" ("hail satan it's friday" and "what would judas do?", respectively) bumper stickers and apparrel. if these people are going to offend me with their religion, i'm going to offend them with my lack thereof. i know it's just screaming for more attempts at conversion, but at least some people will think it's funny.

i hope.
posted by phalkin at 7:22 PM on November 12, 2001


Good quote, signal ("I don't hear scrubbing...").

But really, I don't see anything so awful about this. Particularly since you have to be walking on a beach or have stepped in a puddle for anyone to read your, erm, footsteps -- doesn't sound like it presents much of a nuisance for those who don't care to preach the word of God as they walk. And if they're good shoes, then why not? Sounds like it's for a good cause.

They look better than Birkenstock "Goofy" shoes, anyway.
posted by Bixby23 at 7:34 PM on November 12, 2001


I love the concept behind these shoes. Someone could make millions if they let you customize them.

"Buy Low, Sell High"

"Left, Right"

"Fuck, Off"

"Follow, Me"

"Have, Herpes"

etc
posted by skallas at 12:23 AM on November 13, 2001


i want a pair sooo bad


show all your friends, it'd be hilarious.
posted by Dom at 12:52 AM on November 13, 2001


WWRJD?

for the ron jeremy fans.
posted by th3ph17 at 2:30 PM on November 13, 2001


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