State & federal lawmakers missed a platinum tipped opportunity when they failed to consider making today, February 26, 2015 a National or even a State Holiday to commemorate the beginning of the 2015 CrossFit Open. Luckily, Monsieur Jean-Jeudi Hiver has been doing his part to close schools & government facilities through a stout round of wintry non-sense. At first glance, his efforts do seem pointless & without warrant or precedent, but when we consider the timing of this arctic blast, keeping the kiddos & a few parents home for today was a lucrative & noble idea.
Yes, that’s right, the 2015 CrossFit Open. It was enough to knock that sultry songstress, Madonna, off her feet in a never ending loop of excitement & anticipation, but the rest of us stand by firmly for the first announcement from Director Dave to begin our 5 week onslaught of euphoric torture.
In a twist of pretentiousness & obnoxiousicity, Reebok has released the CrossFit Compete 6:14, designed & endorsed by Rich Froning, 4x CrossFit Games Men’s Champ & unwarranted specimen of physical prowessness.
(* Editor’s Note: the 6:14 is from the well-known tattoo worn as Froning’s side piece, and is a Bible verse from Galatians . . . May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
** Second Editor’s Note: Just because he’s Rich Froning doesn’t mean that you should Kettlebell Swing like that . . . please see my post on Misnaming the American Swing.)
As you can see from the picture, these certainly qualify as Badass Shoes, but by coupling this badassness with a $195 price tag, Reebok has very likely shot itself in the foot. (Come on, you had to expect something!)
As an added Adrenaline Complex exclusive, I was able to attain a “behind the scenes” shot of Reebok’s cordwainers in action . . . don’t try to confirm validity of this secret & previously unreleased pic . . . anyone who charges $195 for hundred-buck shoes is likely to go to any length to deny & thwart the efforts of sensationalistic reporting:
Anyway, stay tuned to Adrenaline Complex for ongoing & original updates of the 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals & Games. Please consider subscribing to this poor boy & wealth of blog, or following guided & focused musings of CraseFit on Facebook.