posted by: Shomore in General on August 23rd, 2007
Looking at these platform shoes, I thought I was looking at a prototype of a shoe employing the latest technology out there. The shoe includes features such as:
- Audible alarm system
- GPS system
- LCD monitor to help attract attract
But it’s the way these shoes were marketed that caught by eye.
The Aphrodite Project Team is pleased to announce the launch of Platforms, a new line of footwear specifically designed for sex work. Platforms are both an homage to Aphrodite and her prostitute-priestesses as well as a practical tool for the contemporary sex worker. With Platforms, we have created a seamlessly integrated system of shoes and online services. Our shoes use the latest technology to bring sex workers on par with other public workers, whose lives are valued highly because they work in dangerous professions that serve the needs of the community.
WTF? Other features include a panic button you can push to alert local sex right groups or the police. The buyer of these shoes can also blog and share their problem clients with other colleagues. Frankly, I think these shoes might attract the wrong type of attention and cause more harm than good but then again, I’m not in the industry so what do I know. What do you think – help for one of the oldest trades in the world or just a weird and unmarketable shoe?