Pizza Hut is stepping back into the future with a new release of their Pie Tops, the sneakers that can order pizza at the touch of a button. Only this time, they can do more than just that, and they'll actually be for sale.
Photo: Pizza Hut
The Hut teamed up with the famous Shoe Surgeon again to fashion their new kicks, which come in two sleek colors alongside some extra new tech. They're available in a wheat-based colorway (pictured left) or bright red (on the right). The shoe's tongue, like last time, will allow you to order your favorite pizza at the push of a button. You'll need to link the shoes to your phone through a Pie Tops app to make this happen.
The other shoe will also have a smart button that can pause your TV if you're too lazy to reach for the remote. The Pie Tops can link through TVs to the following cable providers:
Spectrum (Motorola, Moxi, Scientific Atlanta, Pace, Humax)
DirectTV (Genie, HD DVR, DVR, Genie Lite)
XFinity (Motorola, Pace, Scientific Atlanta, Cisco)
Dish (Dish Hardware)
Fios (Arris, Motorola)
Unlike last year, the public will have the opportunity to score these shoes for themselves. On March 21st, 50 pairs will go up for sale on Hypebeast's HBX e-commerce site at 8 am PST. If you want to score a pair of these sneakers, make sure to hit up HBX then.
UPDATE: After selling out in less than 10 seconds on HBX, there are still a few Pie Tops out there that Pizza Hut is giving out. 40 pairs will be given out for free at the Pizza Hut Pie Tops Pop-Up and NCAA Slam Dunk Contest at the NCAA Final Four Fan Fest, happening March 30th-April 2nd in San Antonio. Fans who attend will be entered in a chance to win these sneakers.
Additionally, 4 more pairs are being auctioned away now on eBay. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Literacy Project. The available sizes are men's size 7, 10, 11, and 12. Each of these pairs, which are currently standing at about $700-$900 each in the auctions, also come with free pizza for a year (in the form of $520 of Pizza Hut gift cards). The auctions are all now live and will run through April 2nd.