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Ernest Hemingway's Sock Hatred Inspires New Line of Men's Shoes

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Just what the world has been waiting for: a chance to walk a mile in footwear inspired by a dead writer's shoes! Nike (NKE) has the Jordan. Now Thomas Raymond & Co. has the Hemingway. Why?

The Hemingway line is divided into angler, literary and sportsman collections, to reflect different aspects of the author's personality. They cost between $150 and $235, and are handmade in El Salvador using bison and calf hide.

"There was a definite void in the market for this kind of shoe," shoe store manager Curt Smith told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

"Hemingway was very fond of loafers," his soon Patrick, 82 explained." A lot of celebrity endorsements are phony, but not in this case. Hemingway had a great sense of style. He especially loved leather boots from Madrid."

"I love that you can wear these without socks. I hate socks. Hemingway hated socks too," he added.

Coupla questions:

1) There was "a definite void in the market for this kind of shoe?" Really? Funny, I don't recall hearing anyone I know complaining about the lack of Ernest Hemingway-inspired shoes out there. Maybe I'm just not hanging around with the right set of people.

2) What will the "literary collection" look like? Everyone knows that great writers need a shoe with a high arch, good ankle support, and enough traction to sit at a desk and write without slipping or twisting an ankle.

3) Why the hell does Ernest Hemingway's own son refer to his father as "Hemingway"?
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