It’s a jingle that’s been stuck in my head for many years: “E.T. Shoes by Buster Brown. E.T. Shoes by Buster Brown!” Over and over. Could it be? Shoes with E.T. on them? And made by shoe maker Buster Brown? Really?
Naturally, in order to find out what the deal was, I turned to Google. Were there really E.T. shoes? Yes: in 1982, Buster Brown licensed E.T. (who didn’t?) to appear on a line of shoes for kids. Were there photos of said shoes available, preferably so I can mock them on the Ping? No.
So, I now have to find a pair of E.T. shoes. But before I do please, let me know I’m not alone in remembering these shoes – and let me know that there were plenty more licensed shoes. Because you know someone had to make Muppet Babies shoes, too.
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