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May 21st, 2009 | EarthBound, Merchandise

Do you like EarthBound? Do you like soda? Do you like Jones Soda? I know I do, that’s some good stuff. Jones Soda is holding a strange shoe-related contest. The winning shoe design will be printed on 40,000 bottles of soda, and there are also other prizes.

Anyway, one entrant, Sarah Miles, submitted a very nice EarthBound-themed pair of shoes, as you can see here:

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So, if you want to help out a fellow EarthBound fan and maybe get EarthBound some more (and unusual) attention, vote for “PSI Shoestorm” here!


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75 Comments to EarthBound Shoes!

Poe said on May. 21, 2009

Yay! I don’t know if this is mentioned on the page anywhere, but you’re allowed to vote once per IP address per day, so don’t forget about this tomorrow!

Aerostella said on May. 21, 2009

I LOVE them! I want a pair! XD

RCat said on May. 21, 2009

It looks like it has a ways to go to catch up to the obscure Mario shoe and the Halo shoe. Still, that won’t stop me from voting for it everyday.

SmaMan said on May. 21, 2009

Yay! EB Shoe Seige!!!

…or not. But this is another chance for all of us to team up again and VOTE! And hey, those shoes are pretty sweet anyway. Even if I wasn’t an Earthbound fan, I still think I’d vote for them.

santiagoff said on May. 21, 2009

That’s just awesome.

Vanessah said on May. 21, 2009

I’ll be voting for these every day. O_O

Mr. Beefy said on May. 21, 2009

*10 minutes later*

… [yep still speechless]

PSInesslove93 said on May. 21, 2009

these are SO sick!!!!! i want a pair so bad.

Sarah said on May. 21, 2009

Hey! This is Sarah (Or Ashencitadel as I’m known on Starmen.net) and I just wanted to say thank you SO much for posting this.

The fashion show was really cool. I actually dressed up as Ness for it, haha! And once again thank you! I really appreciate it.

Saturnome said on May. 21, 2009

Weirdest thing ever. What’s the link between shoes and soda? Soda is made of used shoe juice?
Anyway it’s shocking full of cool shoe designs. My shoes stinks :/

Blarg said on May. 21, 2009

Truly those are the best pair of shoes I’ve ever seen in my life. I’m not even a shoe/fashion fanatic, Hell, I tend to dread shopping for that kind of stuff (much to my mom’s chagrin), but if I saw those being sold, I would purchase them in a heart beat. I can’t stress enough how fantastic those are! The art, execution, colours, and, of course, subject matter are perfect! So detailed too! It bugs me that it’s not getting nearly the number of votes it deserves. I thought they would kill in the vote (not to say that the other shoes suck). Oh well, I’ll keep doing my part and vote everyday. Good luck Sarah/Ashencitadel and keep up the great work!

Thomasrgf said on May. 21, 2009

you should sell those or make mor eand sell them i would buy a pair plz make mor ehaha

Poe said on May. 21, 2009

With the amount of time and patience it takes to paint a pair of shoes like that, I think I would only sell them for no less than $500 if it were me. You got that kind of scratch, Thomasrgf?

Claus said on May. 21, 2009


Digitalized said on May. 21, 2009

I like Classic Vans, Jone Soda, and EarthBound/MOTHER, so,


Q said on May. 21, 2009

I have done my duty. *salutes*

Kurisuellegarden said on May. 21, 2009

That was awesome! Earthbound is catching up! Let’s do this so Nintendo can see our Earthbound love! 😀 xD

santiagoff said on May. 21, 2009

vote as if your life depended on it! >:0

Vetauciont said on May. 21, 2009

Just voted. So far it’s in second place behind Super Mario, but ahead of Halo

mrsaturn95 said on May. 21, 2009

If PSI Shoestorm wins, I’m going to every store near me that sells Jones soda to find that design.

Hectopascal said on May. 21, 2009

It’s beating the halo shoe by 1 percent, and it’s not to far from the mario shoe. I hope it comes out on top!

Leirin said on May. 21, 2009

Truly awesome and mind-blowing. The attention to details on its design is simply astounding. I’ll be voting for it daily, as santiagoff put it, “as if my life depended on it”. Since I’m also a big Mario fan, I was worried I would have a hard time deciding between the Mario shoes and these shoes, then I actually saw them and wasn’t very impressed. So yeah, this is a “shoe-in” to win if we keep encouraging everyone to vote for it. I’ll even, like, get my friends to vote 😛

Poe said on May. 21, 2009

The Halo shoes have crept ahead. Check to see if it will let you vote again!

santiagoff said on May. 21, 2009

@Leirin: yeah , those mario shoes are kinda… not attractive.

Darien said on May. 21, 2009

I have voted, and will continue to do so daily, memory permitting. 😉

It says the winning design will be featured on cases of Jones soda; are they actually going to make the shoes, too? Since I’d buy those. They’re awesome.

Will said on May. 21, 2009

come on, we gotta beat those halo shoes!

Happy Happiest said on May. 21, 2009

Whoa, I voted at about 6:00, and it was at about 600 votes. It seemed to have doubled lol. Yeah if it’s one vote per day, then EB will have no problem winning, but we gotta make sure that the info is posted where ppl can see it.

YAOMTC said on May. 22, 2009

I’m keeping track of the top 5 here:


If anyone, say, on the Starmen.net forums or someplace decides to make an automatic retrieval script to *really* watch the votes, that’d be great.

Saturnome said on May. 22, 2009

I find it a bit sad that the video game shoes automatically gets the vote because of fans, because the other shoes are good looking and it’s sad to see them with so little vote. However it’s not like we’re voting for bad looking shoes at all!

Anonymous said on May. 22, 2009

I am so glad the EB shoe is beating the damn “Halo” shoe.

Darien said on May. 22, 2009

… And re-voted. As of now, Team EB is 300 votes ahead of the smelly Halo shoe. Go team EB!

Jotokun said on May. 22, 2009

Yay, Halo’s no longer in the lead! Seriously, that game’s not bad, but its very, very heavily overrated.

SmaMan said on May. 22, 2009

Just voted again! It’s well in the lead now!

And yes I’ve looked at the other, non video game shoes, and they don’t look nearly as good as this.

GamingAwesome1 said on May. 22, 2009

If Halo wins I will go crazy (I’m not having my favourite game denied by a heavily overrated, average shooter game)

So VOTE! Halo is ahead of us last time I checked.

Hashi said on May. 22, 2009

Halo wasn’t done badly come on now, I’d totally wear those shoes!!!!

Leirin said on May. 22, 2009

The Halo shoes aren’t even original or cool looking, just very, very generic and ordinary. And not just because I’m biased, but the EarthBound shoes are like an explosion of color that really makes you *intently stare* at the shoes, not just pass them by…

Chico Suave said on May. 22, 2009

I’d recommend that everyone go vote, you don’t have to register and it takes like 2 seconds. the EB design is only slightly behind halo, and none of the other designs are coming even close to either of them.

Will said on May. 22, 2009

halo is ahead again!

SmaMan said on May. 22, 2009

Earthbound is behind by 179 votes as of 6:33.

motherfan mark 2 said on May. 22, 2009

9:28, earthbound wining by 397 votes. YES!

SamWibatt said on May. 22, 2009

Amazing! Those are the coolest shoes in existence.

Q said on May. 22, 2009

Apparently a big Let’s Play guy who’s done Earthbound and Mother 3 on YouTube just made a video encouraging people to vote for these kicks. It’s gotten to the point where the EB shoes are leading the Halo ones by about 1000 votes.

Pretty impressive.

DURRRR said on May. 23, 2009

*Click… click….. click………*
Voting for it EVERY DAY!

GamingAwesome1 said on May. 23, 2009

Wow…. Were miles ahead of Halo now.

Earthbound: 40%
Halo: 28%

Pretty large gap….I’m still voting whenever I can and whenever I’m on someone else’s computer 😛

motherfan said on May. 23, 2009

Man, those shoes are awesome. I’d totally buy them if it was avalible.

Leirin said on May. 23, 2009

Haha, thanks for the publicity Chuggaaconroy 😛

Ghanni said on May. 23, 2009

Eb is now 45% and Halo is 20%, It must suck for the other shoes not to have crazy communities behind them.
I’m voting twice a day >.>

motherfan mark 2 said on May. 23, 2009

earthbound wining by over 2000!!!!!! what? 2000! that’s imossiple!

KOD said on May. 24, 2009

Now half of all votes are for the EB shoe. I think we can call this a victory then.

SK said on May. 24, 2009

If my store sells them I’ll buy it indeed.
It’s just that my mother lothes the company for other reasons.
I’ll buy this drink indeed, hey maybe even a case.

YAOMTC said on May. 24, 2009

Man, I don’t even see any point in watching this anymore. But I’ll continue watching it anyway. Who knows, maybe some crazy Halo fansites will notice, giving us some better competition?

@ motherfan mark 2

If you didn’t know, it’s “winning” and “impossible”. Is English your first language? I would guess that it is, since you’re referencing the “OVER 9000” meme, albeit incorrectly.

motherfan mark 2 said on May. 25, 2009

YAOMTC, English is my worst subject and I’m only 11 years old.

motherfan mark 2 said on May. 25, 2009

A lot of of people have commented me. YAOMTC, motherfan, mariofan3, even mato! YAMOTC thinks I’m forgein, motherfan was mad at me, mariofan3 was like talking to me in way…, mato gave information to me, all in less than 3 weeks!

motherfan mark 2 said on May. 25, 2009

IN A WAY I mean. I make a lot of mistakes these days.

John Q. Taxpayer said on May. 25, 2009

So much for having “a ways to go to catch up to the obscure Mario shoe.” That shoe is dominating the competition. I am always amazed at the tenacity and coherence of the Mother fanbase.

Asok said on May. 26, 2009

No kidding, J.Q.T. I’m hoping Jones doesn’t think it’s spam or something and remove it from the list. I really want this design to win, as much as it seems like it won’t happen. (I dunno, I just have a feeling they’ll think something is up and take it down or something. Maybe it’s because us EB fans get stepped on a lot.) (No pun intended.)

YAOMTC said on May. 26, 2009

Just to balance things out, I’ve been giving half of my votes to the Katamari shoe, ’cause it’s my second favorite and has got so few votes. I hope it at least breaks 100…

@ motherfan mark 2,

Oh, you’re doing okay for your age. Keep on working at it!

wants_latios_lots said on May. 27, 2009

Wanna get your foot out of your mouth now YAOMTC?

Anyway, I saw a comment on the Jones site just now lamenting the fact that there aren’t separate competitions. Clearly (and I think we can attest to this), the video game shoes have a distinct and overwhelming advantage over shoes like “Das Klassiker”. Regardless of whether or not a general internet populace thinks “Shoestorm” is actually better or not, it’s a problem with all competitions like this. Someone could have reproduced the Mona Lisa on a shoe and Earthbound still would have won.

That’s my only concern with it, but good job Sara!

Halfsan said on May. 28, 2009

These shoes would rock my socks if I were to wear them. 😀 I’m giving my support as much as I can.

Does anyone know when this little contest will end? It doesn’t seem to say so on the site. :/

YAOMTC said on May. 28, 2009

@ Halfsan

It sure does. Right above “Vote for your favorite shoe design below”:

Contest Ends: June 5, 2009

There you go. 🙂

Halfsan said on May. 30, 2009

Oh, well I’m certainly blind. x_x Thanks a lot! 😀

Hunter said on Jun. 1, 2009

I really think that’s cool! 🙂

mrsaturn95 said on Jun. 3, 2009

2 days left, but I think 49% is enough to win.

Vivi said on Jun. 11, 2009

we won at 41%

yeah!!!we won!!! said on Jul. 25, 2009

o yeah we won 🙂

Kman1106 said on Oct. 1, 2009

we won!!!

i wish these could be made into shoes we could buy

Tetra said on Feb. 4, 2010

Glad we won…
they should let us buy them.

mr.yoshiboy64 said on Feb. 26, 2010

i rember voteing for these awhile ago when Cuggaconroy said to

neonix said on Feb. 26, 2010

Hmm, so 40,000 bottles of soda, and I still haven’t seen one of them. Not even on the internet.

Surely, of all the people who take pictures of energy drinks and coffee cups that resemble Giygas, at least one of them must have bought a Jones soda and snapped a picture of it!

skyrunner14 said on Feb. 27, 2010

It won 1st Place! We did it! 😀

Tyler Andrews said on Oct. 14, 2010

you think you can hook me up with some EarthBound shoes? size 14s? lol xD

Casey Matthews said on Apr. 29, 2011

Hi! I would actually like to purchase a pair of these and I wanna find out how. Please contact me at xxxchelseasmile@aim.com with a price!!! (:

Earthbound912 said on Nov. 2, 2012


Earthbound912 said on Nov. 2, 2012

I meant shoe storm. Damn Typos


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