Crocs goes James Bond

I bought some Crocs (not the ugly ones) online, and so I got on a mailing list. So I get this mailing announcing the new “You by Crocs” line of leather shoes.

They’re all named after drinks. In fact, they’re all named after ways to drink vodka, for no reason I can discern. There’s a wedge loafer called “Neat,” a maryjane called “Nightcap,” a stacked maryjane called “Straight Up,” an ankle-strap number called “Top Shelf,” and then there are the boots.

You see where this is going, don’t you? The names for boots are “With a Twist” (very Xenia Onatopp), “Highball,” “Sidecar,” and yes indeed, “Shaken Not Stirred.”

For a boot.

What will they think of next?

I think of stuff like this when people say Bond is passé. Oh sure, Bond is so passé that he permeates slang, advertising, branding, and high school frickin proms. Passé my glorious behind.


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