Tom Hiddleston Finds Love...With His Shoes
The 35-year-old ‘Thor’ actor, who has recently been tied to Taylor Swift, was spotted wearing the same Aquatalia Ace ankle-high suede lace-ups at numerous public appearances.
Tom Hiddleston clearly is a man in love — with his shoes. The 35-year-old Thor actor has been photographed so many times wearing the same Aquatalia Ace ankle-high suede lace-ups ($425) that it has created a media sensation. The drama began June 15, after The Sun published photos of Hiddleston canoodling with his new squeeze, Taylor Swift, on a rocky Rhode Island shore.
Someone at Page Six recognized Hiddleston's favorite footwear and quickly slapped together a retrospective of his recent public appearances in the shoes (on the red carpet at the Tribeca Film Festival, at the Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia, etc.). Page Six wasn't the only one to notice the boots; Aquatalia sent out a news release with the Sun photo noting that the actor "was spotted … on the beach" wearing the shoes. The release made no mention of Swift, whose flats in the picture cannot be identified.
But it's obvious that the news release had some effect on sales: Hiddleston's Aquatalia shoes are listed as "out of stock" on the company's website.
Hiddleston at the AOL Build Speaker Series
Hiddleston at a SAG-AFTRA Foundation event
A version of this story first appeared in the July 15 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.