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|BOBS from Skechers
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The tags that come with a pair of BOBS say that the line was "inspired by the good deeds of others" and that "we believe we can make an impact that's unsurpassed - reaching more children worldwide than ever before."
Read into that whatever you like, but it certainly seems as trying to capitalize on an established and successful idea. "Inspired by the good deeds of others" certainly leaves a good amount of room for interpretation. Maybe Skechers is hoping is that their blatant copying will be overlooked by the charitable aspect.
The BOBS collection is comprised of the Canova, Oxford sneakers with a woven denim-style upper; the Alderney, a Chambray canvas espadrille; the Current,[url=http://woolrichdeutschlandarcticparka.albirank.net/][b]Woolrich Parka women[/b][/url], a casual sneaker/boat shoe style; and the Drake, a simple slip-on style.
Skechers sent over a pair of the Alderney Bournemouth espadrilles to try out as part of this article.
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The BOBS also have a drawstring that helps give the shoes an adjustable fit - something that comes in handy if you're in between sizes or doing a bit more walking and don't want the shoes slipping off your feet.
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