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Pizza Hut Smart sneaker orders your pizza and pauses your TV but will you be able to get a pair?

Hopefully, the singing voice in your head is better than the one we can actually project. But given the time of year and topic at hand, turning to music for this story just seems like the right way to go.

If you would be so kind to indulge us for a moment, please read the following lines to the tune of David Barrett’s “One Shining Moment,” which, if you are not familiar with, will be heard fairly often over the next month as college basketball’s biggest tournament is played.

So, without further ado:

♫ The ball is tipped…but hunger comes…

You really want some pizza…no getting up since your team is on a run…

If you can’t get any food…the party will be done…

You’re in quite a bind…whatever will you do…

Oh, that’s right, the answer is clear…you can place your pizza order…by using your shoe! ♫

Really, you can order pizza from a shoe

With apologies for the song, you really can order pizza from a shoe. For the second year in a row, Pizza Hut is launching a promotion that is as unique as it is cool by creating shoes that you can order a pizza from. And, new to this year’s kicks, you can also pause the TV via the sneakers.

Called the Pie Tops II, the pizza shoe is part of an ad campaign centered around the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

Before you think it’s a total gimmick, note these are actual shoes and they will work as intended. They are custom-made by Shoe Surgeon and they come in gaudy, pizza-themed colors. Besides being adorned by Pizza Hut logos, they actually have the word “pizza” written on the side.

But these shoes are not necessarily designed for looks; no, these are about a unique functionality. The pizza button connects to your phone with Bluetooth, while the pause button is supposedly able to work with various TV receivers.

Anyone interested in landing a pair of Pie Tops II will have a chance to do that, as the week of March 19 Pizza Hut will offer 50 pairs for sale (price is not yet known), while the company will give out more through social media channels.

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