Meet Brad "The Bard" Maniscalco

Posted by Brad Maniscalco on 2/28/2014 to Lems Staff
Who the Hell is Lems Shoes!?!?!?! 

Want to know more about those attractive faces posted all over the Lems Shoes website?? All this week, the blog posts will be featuring an interview with the different employees of Lems Shoes.  You're welcome world.


Brad Maniscalco
"The Bard"

Could you describe your position at Lems Shoes?
I'm that guy who calls, writes, and nags you asking for favors and free publicity while simultaneously trying to be funny and clever on our blog (we have two followers so clearly it isn't working).



Besides feet and footwear, what are your hobbies and interests?
Any sport.
Any food.
Any movie.
Any destination.



What did you like most about growing up in the 90’s?
I mean Salute your Shorts (Zeke the Plumber was some scary shit), Are You Afraid of the Dark, and Boy Meets World was some good programming, but GoGurt was the bees knees.  Literally just grab one of those bad boys on your way to the whiffle ball fields, slurp it down, and you’re hittin’ em out of the parking lot making all the school girls cry ;). 


What are 5 facts that Steve and Andrew may not know about you?
I memorized the Sweeney Todd soundtrack
I was the tallest kid in 8th grade (I topped out at 5'6")
I look like Kurt Warner's son
I was once the Pillsbury Doughboy for Halloween
I am highly indecisive (well.. maybe not)



What’s the hardest thing you have physically ever done? 
Milk Challenge....twice



If Lems Shoes was a high school, what would be your senior superlative?
Most likely to not like his senior superlative.


What is your favorite quote?
"Stay gold, ponyboy"


If you could be friends with one fictional character, who would it be?
Clifford.  Yeah, that's right, that big red mutt. 


What confuses you most about life?
Lindsey Lohan. 


What product would you like to see from Lems Shoes in the future?
Boulder Air Yeezy's


Meet Steve "Buck" Perna

Posted by Brad Maniscalco on 2/26/2014 to Lems Staff
Who the Hell is Lems Shoes!?!?!?! 

Want to know more about those attractive faces posted all over the Lems Shoes website?? All this week, the blog posts will be featuring an interview with the different employees of Lems Shoes.  You're welcome world.


Steven Michael Francis Perna
"Buck"


Could you describe your position at Lems Shoes?
If I had to describe my position in 4 words, I would say: Head Hat Wearer...What? That's only 3? Thank God, I didn't say accountant. Math never was my strongest subject. 


Besides feet and footwear, what are your 
hobbies and interests? 
Books, street art, woods and mountains and stuff, Sofia's Greek Bistro's hummus, craft beer, road trips, the four seasons, other humans, carrots, not NASCAR, hats, doing what I want...


What did you like most about growing up in the 90's? 
Calvin & Hobbes, plastic lunch boxes, the economy, freeze tag, Uncle Jesse's mullet, Starter jackets (Go Stillers!), pogs, the dial-up internet tone, Rocko's Modern Life, the phrase "da bomb", Michael Jordan, the innocence of childhood, basketball grudge matches vs. Matt Perna, and of course the life changing music that once rocked my soul.


List 5 facts about you that Brad and Andrew might not know about you.
   -As a child, I was quite accident prone. So much so that the E.R. nurses and doctors at the local hospital knew me on a first name basis without having to glance at my chart. I am   assuming they questioned my parental care, but rest assure my accidents were due to an adventurous spirit and mischievous mindset. Except that one time when my mother tried to convince me that my appendicitis was just a mere stomach ache. Thanks, Mom! 

   -I do not know how to grow up, but I sure as hell wish I did. 

    -I am a vegan but have a strange obsession with obnoxious food challenges. Ironically, if I'm not timed on eating a 3 pound pulled-pork po-boy, 1 pound of fries, a side of slaw, and 32 ounce coke, then I am usually the last to finish my meal. 

    -I was once mistaken for Teddy Geiger and almost rushed to a stage crowded with anxious teenage girls. Who is Teddy Geiger? 

    -Marvin Gaye and I share the same birthday. He was older and better looking, but I am a much better singer.  Find me some karaoke and I'll prove it.


What's the hardest thing you have physically ever done? 
I once attempted to eat corn chowder with chopsticks, on a waterbed, while watching an entire XFL preseason game. That was rather arduous. 


If Lems Shoes were a high school, what would be your senior superlative?   
Most likely to drink until I am someone else's problem


Do you have a favorite quote? 
"Not all those who wander are lost." 
                                            - J.R.R. Tolkien


If you could be friends with one fictional character who would be your choice? 
Andre the Giant. ... huh? Wait, you mean to tell me 7 and 1/2 foot tall, 520 pound men actually exist?! Well, in that case I will go with Dean Moriarty. 


What confuses you most about life? 
Barefoot Shoes. The thought of this obvious oxymoron gives me a migraine.  


What product would you like to see from Lems in the future? 
Kitten Mittens  




Meet Andrew "Danger" Rademacher

Posted by Brad Maniscalco on 2/24/2014 to Lems Staff
Who the Hell is Lems Shoes!?!?!?! 

Want to know more about those attractive faces posted all over the Lems Shoes website?? All this week, the blog posts will be featuring an interview with the different employees of Lems Shoes.  You're welcome world.


Andrew Rademacher
"Danger"

Could you describe your position at Lems Shoes? 
I do what I can in order to hang onto the reigns of the sleigh as it zooms through the sky dropping Lems' presents down the chimneys of boys and girls everywhere. 


Besides feet and footwear, what are your hobbies and interests? 
Snowboarding, Biking, Running, and everything else that isn’t a ball sport. God skipped me when giving out the gift of hand-eye coordination. 

 
What did you like most about growing up in the 90's? 
I got to experience the millennium at 15 years old riding down a ski slope on a hotel bathroom toilet seat. List 5 facts about you that people might not know about you. I was voted most gullible of my high school class I had a natural affinity with horticulture I regularly sketch my dream house I build a fire every wintery night I have a problem staying up late.


What's the hardest thing you have physically ever done?
 In my college days I completed a 40-mile mountain bike race; then the very next day I hiked Mt. Washington in Vermont: a total of 17 miles. For the next 4 days I had to walk down steps backwards! 


 If Lems Shoes were a high school, what would be your senior superlative? 
 Most Likely to be Easily Distracted. 

 
Do you have a favorite quote? 
 “We must burn the ships behind us” -Eric Sparks 


 If you could be friends with one fictional character who would be your choice? 
 Lloyd Christmas – Dumb & Dumber 

 
What confuses you most about life? 
 Why are we still conquering territories like it’s "Risk: The Game of World Domination?" 


What product would you like to see from Lems in the future?
I have a few: 1. a waterproof snow hiking boot. 2. a mountain biking cleat and 3. a soccer cleat