Eddy’s New Shoes

Even the Dark Lord has to go shoe shopping once in a while – and it’s a good thing because it turns out he’s pretty good at it. Check out these sweet Eddy Merckx sneakers he found, inspired by cycling shoes from the 1970’s.

Swoon… these shoes almost outrank the Christian Louboutin stilettos on my bucket list of must-have shoes.

I said almost.

In spite of his legendary status among cyclists, Eddy “The Cannibal” Merckx’s mainstream marketability is mediocre at best, especially in North America or anywhere outside of Belgium – which is in fact the only country where the shoes will be sold.

While there is no doubt you have to be pretty fucking famous to have your own brand of running shoes, there has always been debate about who is/was the greatest cyclist of all time… Merckx, Coppi, Armstrong? While researching (ie. cyber-stalking) my new boyfriend, I happened across this nifty chart which should put a rest to any further debate.

Merckx is clearly number one.

As a side note, I take great satisfaction from the fact that the Dirty Rotten Spaniard sits behind a number of guys I’ve never really heard of. But I will concede he’s young and still has a lot of racing to do provided of course he isn’t recruited for a Menudo comeback tour.

Is it wrong to laugh at your own jokes?