New Poll: What's the verdict on Lochte's shoes?

So, in case you haven’t heard, Ryan Lochte unveiled his brand new self-designed Speedo high-tops on the first day of the USA-Swimming Nationals.

The shoe is covered in green sequins, presumably water proof, with a little bit of yellow accent. The soles say “Ryan” and “Lochte” on them, and so will your footprints. I think it’s also safe to say that they prevent knee and/or groin injuries.

Heck…a picture is worth a thousand words:

Ryan Lochtes Brand new Green Speedo Shoes

Ryan Lochtes Brand new Green Speedo Shoes

Now you have the chance to let us know what you think of them! Our new poll question on the right side of your screen asks what you think of Ryan Lochte’s new line.

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the only thing I don’t like about them is the laces. They look like ribbon one would use to wrap presents with.

If I were to go with this design..

would have gone with a huge green velcro strap that just hangs there for show. Maybe a speedo logo on it (no speedo written above it)

laces built into the shoe (can still look like they are), but elastic so they are just slip ons, perfect for a swimmer at a meet.

Erik, I like that! I think you should e-mail Lochte and see if you can help design the next one!

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