Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway's greatest novels documented the
emptiness of modern
and the heroism of Marxist
rebels in Spain
, so he might be less than thrilled to learn that
his estate is now releasing a line
of Hemingway shoes
Shoe producer Thomas Raymond & Co. has
already distributed 30,000 pairs in advance of the full launch this
fall, reports the Bozeman Daily Chronicle's Samantha Booth
via prominent literary critic Matt Sisto
. There are least three Hemingway
shoes: The "angler," the "literary," and the "sportsman." No word on
whether a "submarine hunter
" shoe will be
added to the line.
The shoes are produced in cooperation with
Patrick Hemingway, the author's now 82-year-old son. Patrick, who
bizarrely refers to his father by their shared last name, professed,
"Hemingway was very fond of loafers. ... 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." Patrick added, "I love
that you can wear these without socks. I hate socks.
Hemingway hated socks too."
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