The most popular topic on The Black Keys Forum is “Dans Shoes“. At last count, it’s had some 172,951+ views and 1133+ replies. The thread started from someone asking the simple question where they can buy a pair of shoes like Dan’s.
I’ve sometimes read the thread and never quite understood the interest. Maybe my obsession will only lead me so far. The shoes are seemingly used by fans as a starting point for riffs on other aspects of the band.
I thought if I at least contributed to the conversation I’d feel more of a connection to the shoe fetishists out there. They do after all look like pretty comfortable shoes.
So, here’s some shots of Dan’s shoes performing on stage with The Black Keys in Melbourne, January ’09.