While it’s certainly fair to wonder if Larry Dobrow is really the right person to be reviewing a site clearly aimed at women, it’s hard to argue with him:
“The site’s personalities loooooooove shoes. You know this because they frequently, cloyingly, menacingly say things like “I love shoes” and “I love these shoes.” If you love hearing well-appointed gals who love shoes affirm that they, indeed, love shoes, Shoetube may well be your high-heel utopia.”
No question, these videos are just terrible. Of course, I am no more of a shoe-loving gal than Larry, so if there are women out there who love this site PLEASE let me know why!
Larry goes on to make a very important point about the value of a site like this to potential sponsors:
“I just don’t see how a “sponsored by Jimmy Choo” nod prior to or alongside a Shoetube video would significantly affect a viewer’s feelings about that brand. The best advertising high-end women’s shoe manufacturers can get here is a rapturous mention in one of the videos — and these raves are meted out every eight seconds.”
Check out ShoeTube for yourself. Or don’t. It’s not very good.