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The Obvious Choice For Standing Out Is A Fresh Pair of PF Flyers

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PF Flyers for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.


Long time readers of OhGizmo! will know that we try to set ourselves apart from the myriad other blogs out there by focusing on content that hasn’t already been rehashed tons of times elsewhere.  This means we’ll often eschew mainstream consumer electronics and talk about obscure items of marginal usefulness.  We do this because, well, it’s a lot more interesting to us, and we always hope you’ll feel the same.  And it’s also because at heart we like to stand out; we don’t want to follow the crowd. So when I was contacted by PF Flyers and asked to take a look at their shoes, I was intrigued.  Here is a brand with a venerable history, having been founded in 1937, and currently sitting under the New Balance umbrella. But it’s also a brand that not too many people have heard of, with an interesting array of styles to choose from. Their shoes are known for their comfort, the Posture Foundation insole, and they certainly display a keen sense of style.  I was graciously given a chance to get one of four pairs.

So, I decided to try out the Center-Hi Vintage model in black.  These are high top sneakers made out of a hearty canvas material, with a solid rubber toecap and bumper, and strong vertical ribbing.  The sole is white and thick, and contrasts strongly with the matte black of the shoe’s body.  I really liked them because of the old school look, and the confident allure of the front part of the shoe.  I don’t like shoes that are too pointy, and considering current pant styles favour skinnier cuts, I often feel like I’m wearing clown shoes if my footwear appears to be too long and thin.  The Center-Hi Vintage are rounder and slightly wider, which gives them a heavy and imposing stance. The company logo on the side further reinforces that old-school 60’s vibe that attracted me to them in the first place, and I feel like they just look good.

The real magic, however, begins the minute you put them on.  The Posture Foundation insole is a fantastic addition to these sneakers.  Your foot feels embraced and hugged, and your every step is cushioned.  It’s really hard to convey in words just how comfortable they are, so you’ll just have to take my word for it: they’re very comfortable. The sole isn’t too thin, so your foot is insulated from little irregularities in the ground, like tiny pebbles.  The rubber is super grippy, and I feel like I can bounce around in these all day.  The fit is just right; my feet aren’t wide or narrow, so there was absolutely no fitment issues.  That’s not to say they wouldn’t be able to accommodate differently shaped feet, considering the soft canvas that makes up the body.  When laced properly, you feel snug and secure, and that’s a great thing from what’s arguably the most important garment you wear.

You guys should consider visiting the PF Flyers website and picking a style that suits you best.  It’s a great way to stand out from the crowd and get noticed. They’re priced just right, and their styles are fresh and classy.  I know I’ll be wearing mine until they basically disintegrate, which could take a while considering the superior quality.

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These Wetsuits Are Actual Suits

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We never thought that surfers donning their wetsuits looked too casual. They’re… surfing, after all. But we suppose that there are those who will feel that even this field could use a little bit of a fashion spruce up. So the True Wetsuits were designed to look just like a regular suit, only made from 2mm thick Neoprene with a quick-dry shirt and tie. They come in smart, business casual and tuxedo varieties. We’re not exactly clear on what occasions these suits are supposed to be worn, whether to look snazzy while surfing, or to have an option to take a swim while out and about. Like if you’re at a black tie event and someone pushes you in the pool, or something. We just don’t get fashion these days, but when something costs $3,200 as these suits do, we assume someone somewhere knows what they’re doing and if we had that kind of disposable income we might even consider not having enough sense, and just buying them. We don’t judge.

Ok, we do a little.

Ok, a lot.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

Weatherman’s Multi-tool Bracelet Looks Awesome, Is Of Dubious Use

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We like manly men accessories as much as the next guy. So we won’t lie and gladly admit we’re attracted by the Leatherman Tread, a bracelet that doubles as 25 different tools.

It’s an ingenious design. The bracelet is fully customizable and can be re-built with slotted fasteners. The user can rearrange links, add or remove tools, or just adjust the bracelet’s size for comfort down to one quarter of an inch. Even the clasp is functional, with a bottle opener and #2 square drive. Other tools include hex drives, screwdrivers, box wrenches, a carbide glass breaker, and a hook-style box cutter that doubles as a SIM card pick.

The issue we have, however, is that we can’t find too many realistic real-life use scenarios, especially with tools this small… A carbide glass cutter? That’s cool, but do you really see yourself effectively hitting a car window with a slightly protruding bit of metal?

Maybe… But to be honest, we’re just skeptical of its actual use, yet we’re willing to be wrong. Or maybe we just want to be wrong since this thing is such a looker. If paying between $150 to $200 for an accessory that appears to value form over function doesn’t bother you, know that the Leatherman Tread will be available this summer.

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High-top Sneakers With Poop Emoji Pattern

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We are no experts on fashion, so we don’t know if we should be getting excited at the sight of shoes with a poop emoji pattern. But we are, and we’re unapologetic. These Poo Emoji Light Wing Franklin Shoes from Betabrand look like regular shoes from far, but look closely and you can’t miss everyone’s favourite ‘wtf emoji’.

– Lightweight Tyvek may look and feel like paper, but it’s also insanely strong.
– Poliyou rubber insoles provide superior support and comfort while fighting foot-odor-causing bacteria.
– Water-resistant, yet eminently breathable.

“TYVEK® is a flash-spun synthetic developed by DUPONT. It looks and feels like paper, but is insanely strong, super lightweight, water resistant, and not to mention breathable.

The coolest part about the material is the ability to print any graphic you want on it and send it through the printer. The only limit is your imagination on the graphics you want put on any of the LIGHT WING series shoes. This is the first release of the LIGHT WING FRANKLIN HIGH-TOP.” You can get a pair for $88, with worldwide shipping.

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Guardian Of Your Galaxy: Rocket Raccoon Tank Top is Outasight!

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Save the raccoon, save the galaxy. Not that Rocket one-handedly saved the galaxy in Guardians of the Galaxy–because he did have a little help from his friends. But he was instrumental to their success and pretty darn adorable, too. So adorable that Her Universe decided to make a tank top-slash-costume for women who love and adore Rocket.

The hooded tank top gives you instant furry ears (once you pull the hood up) and a tail (which comes sewn onto the top, so you can’t go tail-less unless you cut it off. But then, why would you?)

It’s available online for $32.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ C|NET ]

Crappy Shirt and Equally Crappy Pair of Sneakers Are Covered in Poop Emoji

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Would you wear a shirt that’s covered in poop? What about high tops smeared with crap? You probably wouldn’t, unless it’s the ones made by Betabrand. At first glance, the shirt and shoes look like it’s feature an intricate pattern but look closely and you’ll see that it’s the crappiest shirt in the world–literally in a figurative sense of the word.

Because while they aren’t really covered in poop, they are covered in poop emojis. Close enough?

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The Motorized Tie Rack Will Make You Look Richer Than You Are

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You could keep your ties in a heap, like most guys we know do. Or you could get the Motorized Tie Rack, and be ‘that guy’. You know, the one who calls you over to his bedroom, excited to show off his latest gadget? And we have to say, this would looks pretty interesting to a specific demographic; we’re thinking recent graduate, less than one year at a new office job, and with enough disposable income to purchase a completely unnecessary, but sort of cool little gadget for the home. This rack accommodates 72 ties, and 8 belts. The LEDs stay on for 10 seconds after the rack stops moving, to give you some time to find your way around in a dark closet. It’s all of $49.

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Monochome Custom Prints the Map of Your Choice Onto Your Clothes

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You can wear your heart on your sleeve and the map to the city on your, well, hips with Monochrome. It’s a new clothing line by data visualizer Rachel Binx that lets you pick which map you want to have custom-printed on the skirt. Monochrome isn’t limited to flare skirts since they also have a tank top, T-shirt, and pencil skirt on the line.

Customers simply select the location of their choice using OpenStreetMap and specify the scale and design scheme, and Monochrome will take care of the rest.

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The Mophie Varsity Jacket Charges Your Phone, Looks Smashing

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In this particular case, OC doesn’t stand for obsessive compulsive–it stands for Opening Ceremony. This limited edition jacket by Mophie is more than meets the eye, as it has a charger for your smartphone that’s concealed in one of its inner pockets. That way, you can look smashing and have enough juice to take a selfie because the charger will keep your phone all powered up.

The jacket comes with a black and gold finish, and the charger is compatible with both Android and iOS devices, so you don’t have to worry about bringing adapters.

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