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Ok, so this is a bit random, but that’s what Open the Happy is for! Anyhow, I’m super excited about this because – finally – I CAN GET SHOES IN KOREA! HUZZAAAHHHH!!!

Basically, I went to the Adidas store in Times Square Mall in Seoul. You can’t find any big shoes there readily available, but there’s this funky looking barber shop chair with a touch screen that lets you create your own shoe design. SHAZAM! That’s what I said when I saw it. SHAZAAAAM!!! So I got that etched into my shoe. Ain’t that totally amazing? I picked the colors and patterns of the entire thing, sole to tongue to laces to even the inside material. BAM!

Now, it costs roughly 170,000 won, but – hell – I’m just happy that I don’t have to wait till I go back to Canada once a year in order to stock up on shoes. Now, if the fancy ever hits me, I can get some cool shoes made. Granted, it’s only Adidas, so if I’m feeling for a different style of shoes, something more subtle and less Shazaaaming, I won’t be able to find them. But at least I’m not totally out of shoes, right? So now you know where to get custom made clothes in Korea and custom made shoes, though, I don’t think you’d be wearing both at the same time. Might not match…

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  1. Duncan113

    Me not get why Simon doesn’t just order his shoes from Amazon or some other place and have them shipped to Korea.

  2. what part of Korea do you live

    • Is this a question for Simon and Martina? If so I can answer the question for you. Currently they live in Seoul and the studio is in the Hongdae are of Seoul. Previously ( at the time this video was made) they lived in Bucheon which is just outside of Seoul.

  3. LOVE those shoes! I bet people are so jelly when they see you struttin down the street Simon!

  4. Converse has a design-your-own service too, doesn’t it? I had a pair made some years ago… Or is that service only available in the US? Pretty sure Converse Korea has the same services…

  5. Would you hate me if I made some the EXACT same…I LOVE THOSE!!!

  6. I was in Myeongdong this weekend and in the Converse store there is a sign that says custom shoes. I think they might do it to.

  7. Iris Tu

    Those are AMAZING. How long did it take you to get them?

  8. NEGL, most kick ass shoes EVER

  9. they’re totally awesome!!!!
    I want some custom made shoes!!! :D

  10. OMG fashionista in the houuuuuuuuse! GD is drooling over your new shoes Simon XD

  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE THE SHOES! WAAAAANT!

  12. i like the shoes but it would be hard to coordinate with other clothes for me because i’m a freak on color coordinating. maan, i want the design but in black grey and white because they are so versatile. but those colors on your shoe are all my fave colors!

  13. kyahh i want those shoes… bring it here in canada plzz.. … hope they got online shop.. 

  14. Regan Britstra

    I WANT KOREA FLAG SHOES :(… Alright, I’m heading there again in november.. totally getting some.

  15. Regan Britstra

    I WANT KOREA FLAG SHOES :(… Alright, I’m heading there again in november.. totally getting some.

  16. Shoes look like mine except someparts missing.. like shazaamm.. X)

  17. LilShineeAngel4501

    they are so cool :O so jelly~

  18. stardustyuri

    if you wore both at the same time you would most definitely look like an awesome styling kpop idol. XP

  19. *Eye-ing, Simon’s shoes in jealousy*

  20. You two are soooo cute !!!!!!!!!!

  21. They’re SUPER cute Simon! Love them!! 

  22. My Boyfriend has that problem to finding his shoe size here in the states, but rarely we actually will get lucky and find his size :) He wears a size 14.

  23. Annnnnd you dropped a Game of Thrones reference.  Can you guys get any cooler?  Can we be friends?  :)

  24. natnatow

    I don’t think they even have this in Canada D: This means i’m going to go get some awesome shoes this summer…. c: can’t wait to go to seoul hehe. 

  25. In other news . . . Simon still has all his fingers and thumbs still intact after some dangerous ninja-like, sword-wielding, box opening techniques.  Remember kids, do not try this at home.

  26. And . . . Simon somehow still has all his fingers and both thumbs still despite some dangerous ninja-like trickeration with that sword he used to open the box. 

  27. punkyprincess92
    punkyprincess92

    oh man those are seriously awesome!!!! *high five* we have the same taste in style!!
    i would totally buy trainers like that!!!!
    i’d love to get custom shoes…….but i can’t afford them!!

  28. omg i love how the design is mix and match with he plain and the contrast colour. i always want crazy shoes like tht. cries. im around size 11 / 43 for close shoes, and size 10 men size for sneakers. big feet hurrah. jealous!

  29. They’re awesome! How much would they cost in the us ? Or in Eu ? PS : I love Spudgys voice ! :’D 

    (srry for Engrish, German here ^-^’ )

  30. Janet duong

    lol you guys say adidas dfferent. and funny. coz its the first time ive heard that. in oz we say A-di-daz you guys say add-e-des

  31.  How awesome is that. Ahh I would love if I could customize my own shoes

  32. OMG THANK YOU!!!!!! (epic bow)

    I have size 13 feet as well and ive been looking EVERYWHEEEERE in Seoul for shoes that will fit me.im going to that mall on Saturday (runs away screaming)

  33. Alwaysjs

    .. I now want Simon designed shoes. 

  34. Ya those are pretty much the coolest shoes iv seen :p Love them ~

  35. Simon, be jealous; I still wear velcro shoes.

  36. thats amazingly cool simon :D i want your shoes now! 

    except my feet are size 6 in womens which is 4 in mens…. mehhhh

  37. Damn you. Now I am looking at custom adidas and nikes… grrr. 

  38. Do you know of any sites where we can get shoe sizes for U.S. to Korean?  I love your shoes they are amazing!!

  39. Adam Whitsel

    That was a real wild pattern you got on those shoes.

    ADIDAS = All Day I Dream About Shoes.

  40. Those shoes are epic! I know that you can also get custom made shoes (or at least custom made boots) in Ewha. My friend got custom made leather boots done at one of the shops and I had to go help translate for her. I’m not sure if they have a size limit though…

  41. They remind me of the car Homer designed in that one Simpsons episode a long time ago, the one where he met his brother.

  42. They remind me of the car Homer designed in that one Simpsons episode a long time ago, the one where he met his brother.

  43. winnerg123

    Ooh, maybe for Simon it’s shoes and for Martina it’s earrings…… O-O

  44. Man, those 40 minutes you took designing them was worth it!!!!!!!! Amazing and also a master piece!!!!!!!

  45. Annnnnd…YOU MADE A GAME OF THRONES REFERENCE.  As if this could get any cooler.  You rock and stuff!

  46. Pure swag! Holy Hell are those friggin epic! I wonder if i can do that online? Hmmm O.o
    Everyone be hatin on my K-pop swag! Hater gonna be hater :3

  47. GioMetric99

    how is it moving on its own….0.0

  48. korean style shoes, very colourful! lots of guys are wearing bright, colourful shoes around here.. i like!

  49. Wicked, Simon! I love the colours they use in Korea for shoes! I had green shoes in canada that I loved but I felt like I stood out! here, if you have black/grey/white shoes the ajummas would be like, why are you so boring?
    Now I have purple shoes, love it!

  50. irritablevowel
    irritablevowel

    I’m so uptight.  The entire time that Simon was talking about the shoes while opening the box, all I could think about was that he was going to cut himself with the knife, and that opening an artery is the opposite of opening the happy.  
    Cool shoes though.

  51. olivialoveskpop

    I laughed so hard when I saw “SHAZAAAM”!!!

  52. OMG Simon, your shoes are A-MA-ZING~~!!!
     And I’m the kind of girl that doesn’t that HATE shoes (seriously) but I’m so jealous right now! 
     *I want a pair :(*

  53. Jessica Luo

    how tall is simon? O.o

  54. Cecilia G

    I’M SO JEALOUSSSS heheh

  55. KimMicci

    Those are some awesome shoes! I can’t over the fact of how awesome those shoes are… seriously.

  56. Those are the most BAMF shoes ever! I want a pair lol.

  57. Crystal Weise

    omg simon those are freakin AMAZING :D  

  58. that is AWESOME.

    and i’m totally agree with the shoelaces thingy.

  59. Laurana1

    These are so Simon and Martina’s style! I gotta admit, I love them too.

    Now I’m thinking of all the AMAAAAZING adorable girl’s shoes I could make with this. WANT.

  60. You seemed like a red, purple, and green shoe guy. Not the OMG pastel Easter color palette!

  61. anahimuniz

    that’s soo cool! around how much is that in $US?

  62. Amazing shoes.  I am so Jealous.

  63. soooooooooooooooooo stinking stylish and awesome!!!!!

  64. What happens when your $650 robot vacuum eats your $150 shoes?

  65. Those shoes are AWESOME! I want custom made shoes too ;___:

  66. Ninjaraj

    Yaaaaay!
    So happy for your happiness.

  67. NaToTheWak

    Where are they made? Does Addidas have factories in Korea?

  68. DUUUUDE!!!  AWESOME shoes!  I wonder if they make custom shoes in America.  I will have to go check that out now!

  69. agatucha

    so nice i hope that you enjoy that shoes, and you are an wonderfull designer, i would like this in Colombia (customize) our shoes, Enjoy it!!

  70. Wow, they are so cool, all the pretty colours and everything. I want to style my own now, please…

  71. Waaw wish I could do that, they look very pretty and very awesome Shazaaaaam!

  72. you can do it on the addidas web site to cant you? i tried once but they didn’t ship to canada or was that that other brand 

  73. KATHyphenTUN
    KATHyphenTUN

    170,000 won! that’s not bad! when i got my custom shoes after tax and shipping they were about $250 dollars canadian

  74. why can’t you try to return them? what if its too small or something?

    • Laurana1

      You can’t return it because they’re custom-made shoes… It’s not like they could sell them to somebody else, because what if nobody else wants shoes the way you designed them?

      I suppose you need to know your size properly when ordering… I think Korea has a more accurate sizing system, though, so you probably shouldn’t worry?

  75. KATHyphenTUN
    KATHyphenTUN

    I’v totally done this! I designed a pair of hightops to match my dress for my highschool prom! And it was a pain in the butt to get because they only ship to the USA!!!! why does nothing ship to Canada?!?!

  76. some sick colors man! AHHHH i love it!

  77. Those shoes… they are amazing!  Nice work, Simon!  You should look at becoming a freelance shoe designer in your spare time or something… Question: Does the store do women’s shoe styles as well?  I’ve got pretty big feet for a girl (size 10/11) so I have the same problem with having to bring all of my shoes from the US.  T’would be nice to get a custom pair for myself!

  78. Can you custom design Adidas shoes in North America? My absolute favourite pair are also neon Adidas high tops, but they are starting to get pretty worn. . .
    Simon, I like your taste in shoes. . .

  79. That is one awesome pair of shoes!!!! Woah. I’m jelly.

  80. Why Simon was amazed because of paper!? ^^ Anyway you got style. The colors and the shoe is amazing.

  81. Quetion!! :3 Do you have to pay first and the deliver to your house or you pay upon piking it up at the store??

  82. Simon, don’t let anyone tell you that those shoes aren’t totally awesome, because they are. :D I  want to try designing my own pair now.

  83. WOAH!… I really like the colours~ they blend in very well =D I LIKE!

  84. OMG I love your shoes!!! you have awesome taste, what a masterpiece, I want shoes like that too~~

  85. So, I did the conversion.  They are $144.13 AUD (Aussie Dollar), and that is nothing, for such awesome shoes.  No price is too high for awesome shoes.  Shoes make you awesome. 

  86. In Europe you’ll probably have size 47, my dad and brother have those sizes… they can get addidas shoes just fine… 
    I wonder though… I have size 10.5/11 and I wonder, is it hadr too find shoes for girls in those sizes? ^^’ It’s hard enough finding shoes here in Europe in those sizes… 

  87. OMG!! Simon those shoes are perfect!!! I want you to design custom shoes for me please!! XDD

  88. I think those shoes speak to my soul! And I’m making plans this weekend to go get some of those epic, awesome shoes in bright-glaring-SHINee splendor! (Although yours are pretty close to what I’d want kkkkk) WELL DONE, SIR! 

  89.  I’m so happy for you! Totally awesome shoes!  *_* (that’s my shazaaam face)

  90. I really like these~!! (they look rather expensive though… O___O)

  91. Those are awesome! If they had a store like that here, I would splash my shoes with some purple and blue, some plaid and ink it with “blow your mind” because my creation will definitely blow your mind. LOL. Also, I was wondering if a lot of places in korea are named after NYC places like central park and times square?  

  92. elerieC

    the shoes!! awesome!

  93. star_dust

    OH MY GOD, WHEN I SAW THEM, I CRIED. THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL. WHEN I GO TO KOREA NEXT SUMMER, I’M GETTING SOME CUSTOM ADIDAS. BOOM SHAKALAKA!

    • I’m sure you can do it at any Adidas store worldwide that offers the service!

      • star_dust

        Ohhh man, you shouldn’t have said that! My mom is TOTALLY going to kill me when she sees some funky awesome shoes in the mail~
        mom: “ERM, HALEY, WHAT ARE THESE?”
        me: “UM, SHOES. THANK YOU, BYE.”
        mom: “HOW MUCHHHH?!”
        me: “HEY LOOK OVER THERE!!!”
        mom: “WHA-”
        me: ::judo chop, takes shoes and runs away::

      • well the case is, in europe it is freaking expensive -.-
        but if i go to korea, i would buy me custom made clothes and shoes and many many things that don’t exist in europe… i have soooo many difficulties to buy shoes and pants :’( (it’s not beacause i am fat… my body is normal but it still doesn’t fit with my body -.- )
        well have fun with your shazaaam shoes ^^
        you are really awesome people <3

  94. ShiningSones

    Wae can’t I has spazzylicious shoes like dis. :(

  95. teankim

    woa, I love the shoes!!

  96. How do you find these things?!?! I LOVE THEMMMM! I’m definitely going to buy a pair or two >:B

  97. Simon: Omg, I’m soo freaking stylish right now!~
    Me: Omg, I’m soo freaking jealous right now >_<

  98. unknownfroggy

    i loveee them 
    arghhhh i want to make a pair =) 

  99. This is so awesome. I need to try that out the next time I come to Seoul! xDD

  100. Hooooooly shhhhazam these are FANTASTIC omg *_*

  101. Woooow so cool O,o I wanna make my own shoes too :D Tho not that colorfull xD

  102. AWSOME!!!! AWSOME!!!!! No comment! 

  103. Literati Tempo

    those shoes look amazing and 170 is a damn good price too

  104. JammySmoochie

    Please let these shoes be a prize for whatever contest you do in the future. Would love to own one. :)))

  105. ZackEager

    FREAKING AWESOME SHOES! Simon you are an awesome person with awesome shoes!

  106. i really feel open the happy from this video!!! yay for shazaaam shoesssss!!!

  107. That’s price is actually pretty good! <3 
    Those are AMAZING. The idea that you can get things custom made for decent prices (obviously more than the store) is amazing. 

    Also, make Simon learn to sew so that he can learn to make his own clothes!

  108. Shazaam indeed, those are so freaking awesome

  109. usa-chan_nakamura

    OMGAD SHEWWWSSS QAQ)~

  110. I bet the people at the Adidas are like “We have to find this person and employ him.” Totally awesome!

  111. duuuuuuuuuude. im like a 270 and im a woman. WAH.

  112. CandyHeart

    oh my god they are awesome

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