It’s not nice being chased by girls at school, especially if your shoes keep falling off. Which is why 8–year old Sean Downey decided to invent the Run-Away Shoes, according to the New Bern Sun Journal:
“Girls kept chasing me, and my shoes kept falling off,” the second-grader at New Bern’s Trent Park Elementary School said. “So, I put Velcro on the shoes and on my pants and made them catch together.”
The Run-Away Shoes are a pair of jeans joined at the cuff to a pair of blue and gray sneakers. The picture below does a wonderful job of capturing the inventor, the invention, and (possibly) one of the sources of his problems:
The shoes are already a year old; the peg is that Mr. Downey is going to appear on the Ellen DeGeneres show this week.