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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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Finger Sloth Ring Sure Seems To Make Some Kind Of Statement


We suppose people like to wear jewelry for a variety of reasons, but very often it’s to denote a semblance of affluence. Sure, it doesn’t have to be about that… a lot of people like quirky adornments. Case in point: the Sloth Ring, pictured above. Made by hand in polymer clay, the lovely sloths attach themselves to your fingers and do what sloths do: just stay there. Letting yourself be seen wearing one could mean anything from “you’re a sloth lover”, to “this is how lazy I am, and I’m proud of it.” Whatever your inclination for wanting one, it’ll set you back $20.

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Cufflinks Feature Handcuff Key

If you’re in handcuffs, there’s a chance you’re in them for a good reason and trying to get out of them may end up getting you shot. So, don’t be breaking the law, yeah? But if, let’s say, you’re in cuffs for more benign reasons and want to get out of them, the Sparrows Uncuff Link will help you to freedom. It features a key in one of the pivoting arms that allegedly opens pretty much all Standard Hand cuffs. Of course the act of reaching for them with your hands tied behind your back requires some dexterity, but there you have it. At least you know you can pull some James Bond-like stuff next time the need arises.


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These Jeans Sandals Boots Are Apparently A Real Product

Where to start?… First off, jeans sandals boots just sounds confused, doesn’t it? But then again, it’s a confused looking product. It really is like an unholy marriage of all those three things, but the end result winds up looking like: 1) a gangbanger’s really, really low pants or 2) an amorous lady in the middle of some hasty action or 3) jeans freaking sandals boots. It really boggles the mind, and yet the attention to detail with which they were made leads one to believe that perhaps there’s a healthy market for these. And healthy it better be because each pair will set you back $125 or $145.

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Military Spec Kevlar-Laced Socks Never Need Replacing

It’s well known that guys take a more relaxed approach to undergarment management. We wash them… but we wear them again and again, and again, until they start disintegrating. Those old enough to remember the great philosopher Seinfeld will no doubt recall the episode where he discusses this topic. But a company over at Kickstarter is hoping to change things around, for socks anyway. They’re calling their foot-wraps the Socrates Socks.

Using a military grade Kevlar|Carbon Matrix, these socks will never get a hole, droop, or wear out on the bottom.

Kevlar! Carbon fiber! We don’t really know if these socks are durable or not, but that’s enough buzz words to get our attention. Kickstarter-related quality control issues aside, we feel that if the product is really up to snuff, then the ~$!5/pair asking price is relatively fair. We’d pay that much for things that, at the very least, take a little longer to fall apart.

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Burton Sleeper Hoodie, My Home Away From Home

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By Ryan Nill

In certain “Cultural Subsets” your choice of hooded jacket defines you. Luckily for you, I have found your ticket to cool; find your inner jetsetter and get ready to set some jets. The Burton Sleeper Hoodie, for example, is perfect for this. This hoodie features wonderfully trendy styling and trans-continental touches, like the passport holder, headphone ear-plug pocket, inflatable neck pillow and eye mask, and is soon to become my new costume. I’ll end just like one of those horrible cartoon characters that owns only one set of clothing.

The Burton Sleeper Hoodie cost 100$ from the Burton Online Store and “will be available soon.” Impeccably styled hair sold separately.

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Vestal Grenade Watch Will Get You Mocked

Vestal Grenade Watch (Image Via Vestal) by Shane McGlaun

Vestal has an odd looking new watch called the Grenade, which unsurprisingly looks like a hand grenade. While the Vestal site doesn’t specify how the grenade cover opens to reveal the watch face, it seems that pushing the grenade handle does the trick from the photos.

The band is made from leather and canvas while the watch face is made from stainless steel as is the buckle. The crystal is solid mineral and the movement has three hands.

In addition to the green version, you can get the Grenade in black as well. The watch is water resistant to 3ATM so it should survive sweat, swimming and hand washing. You can get the either color of the Grenade for $158. Don’t be surprised if your friends make fun of you for wearing this one or if wearing it to the airport results in a cavity search.

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