#BuckingGoodShoes Bound For The White House

We know our shoes end up in some very interesting places, but this week they will be taking a very special journey, across the pond, to Washington D.C. To a little ol' building called The White House.

 

Two of our GS Club members - Irish cousins Henry Healy and Billy Hayes - are heading to Washington D.C. to attend the St. Patrick's day function at the White House. Whilst there they will meet President Barack Obama.

We are always intrigued by the stories of our GS members but this one got us really excited. A once in a lifetime trip we thought - not the case - it will be Henry's 6th visit to the White House.

 

When Obama traced his roots back to Ireland in 2008 he discovered Henry to be his 8th cousin. Barack came to Ireland in 2011 to visit his ancestral home of Moneygall and Henry greeted him and gave him a guided tour. The pair have built up a friendship ever since and even shared a few pints of Guinness in downtown Washington.

 

Though Billy met the President five years ago in Ireland, it will be his very first visit to the White House.

 

When we heard the story we knew these guys had to be GS ambassadors. I mean drinking pints of Guinness with the president and going to visit him on St. Patrick's day - that's the kind of stuff that makes a GS legend, forget ambassador.

 

We wanted to make sure the guys stole the show in the White House and so we’ve hooked them up with the best of our SS16 collection for the trip.

Billy also picked up a pair of Healey Navy Derby shoes in a size 12 (we think this is the President's size) pictured above. He’s hoping to give these to Mr. Obama - after all it would be rude to go to someone's house and not give them a gift.

 

Could Obama join them in the GS club this week? Follow the guys trip via our social channels on Twitter and Instagram this week too see their journey!

 

Peace. x

March 15, 2016 — Jack Dyson

BREAKING NEWS: BARACK OBAMA TO JOIN THE GS CLUB

THIS TUESDAY GOODWIN SMITH AMBASSADORS ARE TO PRESENT A PAIR OF #BUCKINGGOODSHOES TO THE MOST POWERFUL MAN ON THE PLANET - PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA II. 

 

ON MONDAY MORNING AT 8:50AM, SHARP, COUSINS HENRY HEALY AND BILLY HAYES WILL FLY FROM DUBLIN AIRPORT TO WASHINGTON, D.C. TO MAKE ONE HELL OF A DELIVERY.

THEIR INVITATIONS TO THE WHITE HOUSE COME AS A RESULT OF HENRY'S RELATION TO THE 44TH US PRESIDENT - HE’S HIS EIGHTH COUSIN, NOT NINTH, EIGHTH! 

 

IN 2011, WHILE BARACK OBAMA WAS ON A STATE VISIT TO IRELAND, THE PRESIDENT VISITED THE SMALL VILLAGE OF MONEYGALL - THE BIRTHPLACE OF HIS GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDFATHER. ENTER 31-YEAR-OLD MONEYGALL RESIDENT HENRY HEALEY WHO SOON DISCOVERED HIS CONNECTION TO THE COMMANDER AND CHIEF. 

 

NOW, YEARS LATER, "HENRY THE EIGHTH" AND THE PRESIDENT HAVE BECOME GOOD FRIENDS, MEETING YEARLY OVER A PINT OF… GUINNESS OF COURSE!

THE BOYS WILL BE ATTENDING THE ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATIONS AT THE WHITE HOUSE ON TUESDAY AND WILL BE GIFTING A PAIR OF GOODWIN SMITH SHOES ON BEHALF OF US! FOR THE TWO AVID GS CLUB MEMBERS, THE CHOICE WAS OBVIOUS...  

 

IN FACT, JUST A FEW HOURS AGO THE BOYS COLLECTED BARACK’S HEALEY NAVY DERBY SHOES FROM GSHQ READY FOR THEIR FLIGHT.


BARACK, WE WERE TOLD, TAKES A SIZE 12 (US OF COURSE).


ALL IN A DAY'S WORK. PS. HAPPY ST. PADDY’S DAY!

 

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October 13, 2015 — Jack Dyson