posted by: Shomore in This week in shoes on June 30th, 2008
The Devil wears Prada but the Pope does not – Via Catwalk Queen
For those of you with kids, but not only: you might want to consider supporting The Affordable Footwear Initiative (AFI), http://www.EndTheShoeTax.org, a coalition of footwear industry associations and their member companies, lobbying to reduce the “shoe tax.” Yes, it’s a real piece of legislation, and it can benefit all of us (the shoe tax may represent about 40% of the cost of the shoe, and this law would abolish it on lower- to moderately-priced footwear as well as ALL children shoes).
Someone, somewhere, periodically invents a shoe that will double up as a wallet. I say it will never, ever take off. Just give it up, already! (There’s no telling what you’ll step in when you walk, and the electronic device that can withstand the weight a grown person’s body pounding down on it has not been invented. Can you imagine: meeting with friends: “Oh, let me pay for that–oh, don’t mind the dirt and the bug I just stepped in, it’s still money!” or, “Let me text her–my Blackberry’s right here….oh, damn! can you still text with a broken screen?”)
Brazilian plastic shoe manufacturer Melissa and famous British architech Zada Hadid have teamed up to create this (architectural) (plastic, of course) shoe:
What’s more spectacular, is the creation of these giant shoe sculptures (you’re never tired of gigantic shoes, are you?):