Terrible footwear gone viral

Picked up by Buzzfeed, Fail Blog, DListed, and hundreds of other sites, this image was created as a gag in December 2011.

After frontpaging Reddit and receiving nearly 300,000 views on Imgur it took on a life of its own, and in January 2012 it was featured across the web on gag, fashion, and celeb websites as fodder for folks easing back into work after the holidays.    Because it was picked up so widely it’s hard to say exactly how many views it has in actuality, but it’s quite likely it reached millions of total views.

Check out the Google Image search results for the image here