Be LOUDER and a Little More Obnoxious…Please?

by Zach on January 24, 2014

Shoes - Neon

I’ve got a small obsession that I want to share with you, it’s something that I’m working on and a few people close to me are even calling this an addiction.  I personally feel that it’s not a problem because there is no such thing as too much when it comes to these.  I’m talking about workout shoes!   Don’t worry I’m going to work back to the title of this post, but first I have to tell you a little more about my little shoe problem. When I buy a new pair of shoes I look into the reviews to see what people think of them and if they have 3.5 or more stars and offer good support for my needs, they move into what I call the obnoxious testing phase!  You see, when it comes to shoes for me they have to be exciting and have that wow factor!  I like my shoes to be loud, obnoxious and make a statement!

Here's some of the brighter pairs I own, but not my full collection!

Here’s some of the brighter pairs I own, but not my full collection! Oh and that’s Teddy my Shih Tzu in the bottom right!

So today I was thinking about my shoes and browsing for the next pair to buy online (hey I already said you can’t have enough remember), and I realized something!  I like these shoes because the reek of a successful personality.  Take a second and think about it, how many successful people do you know who are quiet, they don’t say much, but they manage to make a big buzz?  I’m sorry but I can’t think of a single icon, especially in the health and fitness industry, who is quiet and reserved but still massively successful! The successful people in life are LOUD and they are OBNOXIOUS!  I don’t mean it in a way that would piss you off or that you hate to be around them!  I mean it in the way that they are not afraid to say who they are, what they stand for, and what they value!  Successful people know what they want and they go for it, sometimes it’s not even their words that are loud, but their actions!
Got this pair on sale, I think they are pretty sweet, of course they need some new LOUD laces am I right?

Got this pair on sale, I think they are pretty sweet, of course they need some new LOUD laces am I right?

I don’t want you to think that what I’m saying is that you have to start being loud, standing on tables and screaming to the world your greatest ambitions! What I want you to do is start acting  like a loud success!  Loudly proclaim with actions that you are going to be the absolute best you can!  I know that it sounds silly, but my shoes are my voice in a way.  I am saying to people – hey you can notice me!  I’m not here to be seen through, my shoes say I’m LOUD, PROUD, and CONFIDENT! Your version of “shoes” can be anything you want them to be!  They could be a blog, your Instagram account, or they could be the new jeans you bought because you finally got down a size.  (Full disclosure once I hit my goal weight I went through a skinny jean phase – something I would later regret as is was documented by photos haha)  Choose to be loud, be obnoxious, to stand so strong for something that people have to notice, like a bright NEON pair of workout shoes. Choose today, to no longer be silenced by fear and doubt, choose today to get loud, obnoxious and be the proudest version of yourself! LET ME HERE HOW LOUD YOU CAN GET! If you’re ready to get loud, like this post and share it on Facebook so everyone can hear how loud you really are!


Until next time,

Zach Spuckler



P.S. I did get a better system of organization since I took that picture with all the shoes on the floor, I felt you all should know this haha!

My Shoe Rack, room for one more pair, and I have the extension to fit the next 6! WOOHOO!

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Julian January 24, 2014 at 2:17 pm

I really like this article. Awesome! I have this problem of sometimes being quieter than I should in situations just because I know my opinion will differ. I’m right there with when it comes to wearing loud shoes since I sport some neon green ones when I lift, now I just need to become loud & obnoxious.


Zach January 24, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Can’t wait to hear how loud you can be!

Thanks for reading Julian!


Kayla January 24, 2014 at 10:23 pm

I LOVE YOUR SHOES! Was that loud enough? Okay but seriously, I love bright shoes. They make me feel creative, happy and fun. If I feel that way, it’s like a self fulfilling prophecy; I start to behave and think in the way that I feel! By the way… my dog is a ghost dog, too! He photo bombs just about every single picture I take!


Zach January 24, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Hey Kayla!

I 100% agree, that’s why I like to wear em too! You just feel so bright an energetic with them on they make you do amazing things haha!

And I know right, little Teddy ghosts his way in everywhere!

Thanks for Reading,



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