Olympic Gold Medalist Ryan Lochte Loves the Shoes!

Ryan Lochte Winged Shoes

Manolo says, 130 pairs of the shoes!

Mr. Lochte’s dream is to eventually become a clothing designer. “I want to be different, and fashion gives me that outlet to do that,” he said, lounging on a couch after a practice in loose basketball shorts, a T-shirt that read “Google Me” and black Dolce & Gabbana slippers. For public events, he steps it up: Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren have dressed him, and he was signed by Ford Models.

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“Ho, I think I have about, a total of 130 pairs of shoes,” Mr. Lochte said, warming to the subject. “So you can say I like shoes.” (“Ho” is another Lochte-ism, kind of like the inverse of Homer Simpson’s “D’oh!”) For the Olympic trials this month, he plans to sport high tops with star-spangled wings, like an all-American Hermes. “Don’t duplicate!!” he wrote, posting a picture of them on Twitter.

While the Manolo admires the exuberant enthusiasm for the shoes…

Ryan Lochte Green Shoes

it is clear that these are shoes for those who desire to have what the “swag”.

3 Responses to “Olympic Gold Medalist Ryan Lochte Loves the Shoes!”

  1. Miss Cavendish July 30, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    I have been enjoying Ryan’s charms and athletic skill, via annoying time-delay, but I do wonder whether, within that collection of 130, he owns something that I’d call “shoes” instead of “sneakers.”

  2. Jeanne August 1, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    Perhaps The Manolo could do a post on “sneaker heads”?

  3. Azulao August 14, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

    Those green ones actually made me squint at the computer.