Health & Fitness

Shoes with a message

Graffeeti Shoes: Retro high-top sports sneakers with writeable areas on them. Likes: They're fun and encourage social interaction. "The concept of writeable shoes is great," said our 12-year-old tester, who used them as "human text messaging" -- i.e. flirting with girls ("Hi, I like your shoes") and joking with his male friends ("You dork"). He says "everyone likes to write on their shoes nowadays -- especially girls." One pen attaches to the shoe for instant use. Comes with six colors of pens. Rubs off with a tissue. Dislikes: Not sporty enough for real sports. Slippery soles lack good grip for running. Hard to put on due to narrow high-top and use of sticky, plastic-y material. The dry-erase ink doesn't come off easily if you leave it on more than a couple days. Price: $41.(800) 851-1272; www.graffeeti.com. N/A, xx
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