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The MABUA No show Socks: Do you remember that episode of Married... With Children where Al gets knocked unconscious, and while he's out he thinks he meets with God who tells him to design shoes with socks already built in? Here's a reminder in case you don't, but the point is that Al became a prophet for the Lord in regards to the shoes that He, barefoot hippie that He was, wanted to be built upon the Earth.
While watching Chinaedu Okwumabua in the video above I felt that same sort of bewildered awe that usually accompanies observing Ed O'Neil and his most favorite character. Okwumabua has, by his own words, scoured the world for the secrets of the totally invisible sock (Secrets known generally as "cotton" and "spandex" in the most holy sock texts but in this case also includes bamboo). The result is a masterpiece of foot comfort that is, and I quote, "the perfect gift for anyone that wears shoes."
I'm not sure if Okwumabua is nuttier than my mom's homemade trail mix or really onto something here. Regardless, $8 gets you two pairs of the magic socks, and for specialty socks that's not a bad price at all. More than that, if you're not willing to fork out the price of a Baconator Deluxe for a dream this kooky then you may be dead inside.
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