WTF, Wu?

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A friend sent along a link to the Fila Wu-Tang Weathertech Boot, a new piece of Wu-branded footwear.  Wu-Tang’s an unusual group in hip-hop, in that several members are either vegetarian (Rza, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Masta Killa) or have spoken out about animal issues (Gza).  So, for half a second I held out hope that they worked with Fila to produce a vegan shoe.

No such luck:

For this second collaboration, the Wu-Tang Weathertech boot was inspired by the classic Fila boot silhouette and features an oiled suede upper, molded rubberized vamp, d-ring lacing system and padded ankle collars.

So, even though I’ve been a fan for 17 years, I’ve gotta give a boo to the Wu for their latest venture.  (And an extra boo for Rza’s gross-sounding Rza Burger.  Fried egg, mayo, and butter?  Pass.)