In The Shawshank Redemption, while recapping how Andy Dufresne walked through the prison wearing the warden’s shoes, Red asks, “I mean, seriously, how often do you really look at a mans shoes?” That’s probably fair, unless we’re talking about Billy Taylor’s Pumas of course.
Many of you know this season I got to test drive one of the products of my sponsor MaraWatch. Unlike Andy’s shoes the watch was noticed—throughout the season I fielded compliments heading into the stadium, on the field by alums, and even up in the press box by my media buds. I also got to know the man behind the operation, Shashi Mara. We met a few weeks back in Ann Arbor and I got to see the whole collection and the different straps. The dude has a great story and an intense passion for his product—down to the finish on the underside of the buckles. I love it.
Over coffee Shashi shared a sneak peek at a couple videos he was pulling together to promote the brand. They’ve since been finished and they are pure gold–here’s my favorite:
Interested in wearing one? For the holidays they’ll donate 10% of the sale price to a charity such as the Charles Woodson Clinical Research Fund or the Blavin Scholars Fund. or perhaps something that’s close to you. More details here.
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