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April Fools!

by Anne Middleton, on March 30th, 2015

April Fool’s Day is a strange holiday with some cooky traditions and stranger origins.  No one is quite sure about the origin of this day of jokes, hoaxes and pranks.  Not to be made a fool of, we’ve compiled some of the best lore and pranks of April 1.

Turns out that  French children sometimes tape a picture of a fish on the back of their schoolmates, crying “Poisson d’Avril” when the prank is discovered.  Be alerted that something’s fishy by wearing some nautical-inspired footwear by the chic apparel purveyor Boston Proper.  Their shell-embellished wedge will get you jesting in no time!  Enjoy 10% off when you sing up for their emails—that’s no joke.

Some point out that April Fool’s Day has curious parallels to the Roman Fest of Hilaria (aka Laughing Day).  Hilaria Cybele is almost always shown with a chariot of wild predatory cats pulling her along.  You’ll be fleet of foot and hot to trot in a pair of Jazmine Leopard Print Calf Wedge Sandlas by UGG.  Meow!  You’ll purr when you receive free 2-day shipping on your order.  And don’t worry, they’ll be no jack-in-the-box to scare you!

Perhaps the most famous fool of all time was Tom Fool, from whom we get the word tomfoolery.  His ghost is purported to haunt Muncaster Castle, where he seems to have been a serial murder.  Tom was also reportedly the last official court jester of England.  Therefore, if that ultra-funny person in your life also creeps you out from time-to-time, it might be a good idea to invest in some running shoes.  Nike has a great selection.  In honor of Tom Fool, you can choose the Nike Air Zoom Streak 5, in a vibrant blue as the most famous painting of this creep-tastic jester show him sporting blue, white and yellow checkered 15th century garb.  Get free shipping on all orders over $75 so you can save up to visit Muncaster Castle. 

A Flemish April Fools’ tradition lets children lock out their parents or teachers from their homes/rooms, only letting them back in when they promise a treat.  Treat your baby to some great new shoes from Converse to celebrate April Fool’s Day.  Merge the Flemish tradition with the French tradition—that might be controversial, though, since the Flemings deeply dislike the Walloon francophones in Belgium—and opt for he Chuck Taylor All Star Creatures shoe, reminiscent of a subaquatic serpents from the deep.  With $5.95 flat rate shipping, you’ll be able to afford a trip to Belgium, or wherever you choose!

It would be foolish for you to not use our codes the next time you shop for shoes online.  The money you’ll save is no fool’s gold.  That saying that “Fools rush in,” doesn’t apply when it comes to buying up shoes.  Use our codes and save on shoes today!