These Pizza Hut March Madness Kicks Order Pizza for You

They also let you pause your cable box so you can answer the doorbell.

By Ethan L. Johns
March 05, 2018

Image: Pizza Hut

If you dreamed of getting your hands on a pair of Pie Tops sneakers last year, get excited, because they’re coming back around with a wider release, and with even cooler features. If you have no idea what Pie Tops are, continue reading to have your mind blown.

It’s March, which means the NCAA’s March Madness basketball tournament is soon to be upon us. And if you’re looking for a sweet new pair of shoes to wear while you watch college students dunk balls in hoops and things like that, Pizza Hut is offering Pie Tops II—the only kicks we know of that can order pizza for you and then pause your television when it’s time to answer the door.

The Pie Tops II make their return after the wild success of the original Pie Tops, which were released for last year’s March Madness. With two different colors, red and wheat, the new kicks feature the very same Bluetooth technology that connects to the Pizza Hut app on your smartphone and can place a delivery instantly with a button built into the shoe. They also feature “cheese-pull” laces, cheese grater mesh and a second button on the inside of the tongue which can connect to your cable box and pause live TV—the perfect feature for when you need to hop up and grab your pie from the delivery guy.

“This year, the Pie Tops II were created to showcase our focus on giving customers the best delivery experience while making sure that tournament fans can feed their pizza craving without missing a moment of the action," said Pizza Hut’s Chief Marketing Officer, Zipporah Allen, in a statement. "It's called March Madness for a reason. We don't want anyone to miss a play while answering the door to get their pizza."

The shoes were designed by The Shoe Surgeon and Surgeon Studios, a company which deconstructs sneakers and customizes them for hefty price tags that run into the thousands of dollars.

Pizza Hut will make these sneaks available to purchase on the week of March 19th from Hypebeast’s e-commerce site, HBX. If you want to wear pizza on your feet you’ll have to act fast; only 50 pairs will be available.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns