Right now, as I’m sure you’re aware, none of us are allowed to touch anything with our hands, in case we spread viral loads from yesterday’s grubby front door to today’s gaping mouth hole. Many of us are adapting to this by instead using our feet to take on many everyday hand tasks; I am typing this with my long and dextrous toes. Feet: they’re the new hands!
I assume this is the reason that publishers, scenting feet on the air, are increasingly partnering with shoe companies to make trainer tie-ins for their games. Either that or there has been some sort of consumer survey indicating that we all really want to showcase our favourite games with shoes, the one item of clothing that The Shawshank Redemption has taught me people do not look at. I do not understand this new merch trend, is what I’m saying. But the thing is, I would totally buy video game shoes if they weren’t all embarrassing to wear.