Hemingway shoes go on sale. No, I'm not kidding.

Ever wondered what it might be like to walk in Ernest Hemingway’s shoes? A US company has teamed up with the legendary writer’s son to create a Hemingway-branded line of footwear.
An Oregon-based firm, Thomas Raymond & Co, is producing an initial batch of 30,000 pairs of Hemingway shoes, handmade in El Salvador using bison and calf hide. The shoes are divided into “angler”, “literary” and “sportsman” collections.
The late writer’s 82-year-old son, Patrick Hemingway, says his father would be impressed.
“Hemingway was very fond of loafers,” he told his local paper, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle in Montana. “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.”
Hemingway’s chronicles of the Spanish civil war, the first world war and of a lonely fisherman’s struggle to haul in a fish have inspired many readers. The writer won the Nobel prize and the Pulitzer prize before shooting himself in 1961.
This venture, perhaps could mean a farewell to blisters. Or it could merely be viewed as a saga of an old man and his shoes.
Most shoes go on sale August 1st. You’ll have to wait a month or more for the others.

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