by Shane Bacon
When it comes to advertising, Nike is the gold medal winner. Their commercials are modern, exciting and have people actually talking about how great they are, instead of wishing that the number zero (as in "Saved By ...") had never been discovered.
Their new approach to soccer shoes, however, has a few people scratching their heads. Apparently, the Nike Merculiar and Total 90s, trainers that cost $150 each, are putting out a rather peculiar odor after their first game.
Matt Vickers, who is a 13-year-old goalie over in England, said he was accused of not bathing because the shoe smelled so bad.
"We weren't sure whether one of us hadn't had a bath, it was so bad. We had to drive with the windows open, it was really pungent," Matt's dad, Mark explained.
Matt says that a lot of the guys at training had been laughing at the smell. He has now lost faith in Nike because of the stink they've caused.
So, what is the smell? Like, dirty socks or a bag of old egg shells or the YMCA? Nope, it smells like (chuckles), you know (can't keep it in), cat (hehehe), here, I'll just let Matt say it...
He says: "I got accused of keeping the cat in my bedroom because it smelt like cat wee."
Nike Takes an Interesting Approach to Soccer Shoes, Makes Them Smell Like Pee originally appeared on FanHouse Back Porch on Wed, 19 Nov 2008 13:04:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.