Yesterday we reported on the amusing and horrendously expensive Puma Sex Chair (aka Gaming Chair), today we bring you something altogether more infuriating from the same company.
Puma have launched “Active Gaming Footwear”, a sock/shoe hybrid with three modes “created with console gamers in mind.”
That have modes.
THEY ARE SOCKS. SOCKS DON’T HAVE MODES. YOU SHOVE THEM ON YOUR FEET TO KEEP YOUR TOOTSIES WARM. STOP MAKING UP UTTER SHITE.
Just look at this utter garbage their marketing team thought people would actually believe.
Created with console gamers in mind, the gaming sock is the first edition Active Gaming Footwear. Designed for indoor and in-arena use, it delivers seamless comfort, support and grip so gamers can adapt to different active gaming modes and game their best.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
- Medial wrap-up grip in SEEK mode
- Lateral wrap-up support in ATTACK mode
- Heel wrap-up stability in CRUISE and DEFENSE mode
- TPU skin added support
- Engineered knitted upper for comfort and breathability
- Custom last sock-like fit
- Outsole: low profile rubber outsole for grip
- Insole: two densities foams co-molded with a non-woven layer to improve comfort and increase torsion control
“Designed for indoor and in-arena use”? Last time we checked, gaming arenas were INDOORS. The whole premise is built around the complete misconception that moving to a different position helps you play better; ‘Attack mode’ being leaning forward, ‘Cruise mode’ is leaning back.
Want to know my attack mode when Playing Destiny 2, Puma? It’s sprawled out on my back on the sofa with cat sat on my chest and despite being in “Jesus Christ I Had A Hard Day At The Gym” mode I still manage to be the top player in Crucible matches.
What a load of utter, utter garbage, and they want you to pay £80 for them. £80. For socks. With a bit of rubber slapped on the bottom.
Get in the fucking sea.