Named after a band of mythological murderers, living off the coast of Scotland, ARC Originals releases their next colorway of their popular runners, the Outset.

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As you may know, ARC Originals is one of my favorite European sneaker brands, founded by Austin Yule from Scotland.

Speaking of Scotland, the land of Highlander, William Wallace, and tartan kilts, they are also the home of another creature. If you are thinking the Loch Ness Monster, the answer is no. I am writing about a lesser known crew of creatures called the “Blue Men of the Minch.

The legend goes that the Blue Men, much like mermaids or mermen, live in the Minch, which is a body of water located in the Northwest part of Scotland. They wait for passing ships and shouting pieces of poetry at the captains of the ship. If the captain is able to respond quickly and in rhyme, then the ship is allowed to pass. If not, then the ship is sank mercilessly by the Blue Men with their long arms, wrapping around the hull.

The shoes are a bluish green hue, reminiscent of the color of the Minch’s water. The straps that run across the shoes are indicative of the Blue Men’s wrapping around the ships of fallen sailors. The mid-sole is speckled with teal on the mostly tan background.

If you have a chance, go to the ARC Originals website and buy a pair, when they release on February 9th.