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  • Body with 'cement shoes' found washed up on Brooklyn shoreline

    05/07/2016 10:22:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | 12:26 PM ET, Sat May 7, 2016 | By Laura Ly
    It's the stuff of mafia lore -- a doomed target thrown into the depths of the ocean, with his feet encased in cement. And yet, on an unseasonably cool morning in Brooklyn, a body with so-called "cement shoes" washed ashore this week, igniting the mystery of who committed the crime, and why. Authorities have identified the body as that of a 28-year-old suspected gang member named Peter Martinez. Martinez was found wrapped in "black plastic bags, his arms were tied behind him, and his feet were submerged in poured concrete," said New York Police Chief of Department Robert Boyce. Martinez'...
  • The Never-Ending Greatness of L.L. Bean's Boots

    03/29/2016 11:03:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | March 28, 2016 | Michael Paterniti
    Come close. They won't bite though some have been gnawed upon, chewed, and bitten themselves (mostly by labs and golden retrievers, if social media is the source). Weirdly, the weathered boots piled into a bin, located in a far-off corner of the factory, don't smell so bad either. It's hard not to want to touch them, to trace their wrinkles. Each boot carries its own landscape of dings and dust, faded in its own peculiar shade, with its own particular history.
  • Nike Unveils First Mass-Market Self-Tying Shoes

    03/17/2016 11:41:30 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies ^ | 3/17/16 | Anthony Cuthbertson
    "Innovation at Nike is not about dreaming of tomorrow. It’s about accelerating toward it,” said Nike designer Tinker Hatfield at Nike’s Innovation Summit this week. “We’re able to anticipate the needs of athletes because we know them better than anybody. Sometimes, we deliver a reality before others have even begun to imagine it.” The shoes use something called “adaptive lacing” technology that allows the wearer to adjust the snugness of the shoe using two buttons on the side of the trainer. It is hoped the fitting mechanism will prevent slippage and will rid athletes of the distraction caused by laces...
  • Venezuelan President Debuts the Official Sneaker of Socialism

    09/18/2015 11:28:29 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 13 replies
    Sole Collector ^ | 09/16/2015 | Brendan Dunne
    Venezuelan socialists will no longer be starved for sneaker options thanks to a new piece of footwear unveiled by the country's president, Nicolas Maduro. The video comes from Saturday's grand unveil of the shoes that happened on state television. In it, Maduro calls the shoes "the boots of Bolivarian youth socialism,” in reference to the Bolivarian Revolution socialist movement. The sneaker's introduction was part of a speech honoring the country's youth socialist movement. Maduro went so far as to make sure the colorway on these tells a story, as sneaker brands so often do these days. According to him,...
  • 7,500 pairs of LeBron Nikes stolen

    12/11/2014 10:38:05 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 12, 2014 | Darren Rovell
    A Memphis man has been charged with theft of property after driving away with a truck full of 7,500 pairs of the newest LeBron 12 Nike shoes with a retail value of approximately $1.5 million. In early November, police say Charles Jennings, an employee of cargo transportation company Intermodal Cartage Group, used his ID card to get into a secure lot and drive away with the valuable shoes.
  • Family inherit old building and unearth amazing vintage shoe store

    12/07/2014 4:41:47 AM PST · by NYer · 91 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2014
    An American family have unearthed an Aladdin's cave of mint-condition vintage shoes in an old building they inherited from their grandparents.The building operated as a shoe store from the 1940s until the 1960s, but the doors had been locked for decades.Until now.One of the family members posted the rare find to online noticeboard Reddit recently, but stopped short of revealing the location, so as to prevent any break-ins. Treasure trove: A family recently unearthed a shoe store that was opened by their grandparents in the 1940s but that had been closed since the 1960s Rare find: Many of the hundreds...
  • Deputies seeking woman who robbed Payless ShoeSource

    12/03/2014 8:40:07 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 2, 2014 | Gal Tziperman Lotan,
    The woman demanded that one of the employees put cash in a plastic bag she was carrying. The worker complied, and the woman left through a back door. "I'm sorry, I have four kids," the woman said as she left, according to deputies.
  • Dangerous Elegance: A History of High-Heeled Shoes

    09/21/2014 4:50:52 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 63 replies
    Random History ^ | April 9, 2008 | Random History and Word origins for the Curious Mind
    The high-heeled shoe, or a shoe whose heel is higher than the toe, is a matter of contentious and heated discussion. Shoes in general have typically served as markers of gender, class, race, and ethnicity--and both the foot and the shoe have been imbued with powerful phallic and fertility symbols as evidenced in the contemporary practice of tying shoes to a newlywed couple’s car. No other shoe, however, has gestured toward leisure, sexuality, and sophistication as much as the high-heeled shoe. Fraught with contradiction, heels paradoxically inhibit movement in order to increase it, at least in appearance. Standing in heels,...
  • Illegals Continue To Walk All Over Obama, Now With Obama-Themed Shoes [PHOTOS]

    07/09/2014 12:53:36 PM PDT · by Cato in PA · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/9/2014 | Eric Owens
    Some of the illegal immigrants surging across the U.S. border from Central America and creating a growing humanitarian crisis may be wearing tennis shoes emblazoned with images in praise of President Barack Obama, according to Dennis Michael Lynch at his website, DLM Daily.
  • Did Barack Obama Wear Women's Shoes in Minnesota?

    06/28/2014 7:27:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/28/2014 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Barack “Yes we can” Obama has already proven that he’s big on slogans. Leaving behind FORWARD, and of course ‘Hope and Change…We Can Believe In,’ the president’s newest catchphrase is “In the shoes,” which describes loafer-lover Barack Obama attempting to reconnect with everyday Americans by metaphorically slipping into other people’s shoes. To infuse added relatability into his plans to do future ‘in the shoes’ walkabouts, the White House is officially calling Obama’s planned encounters with the unwashed masses a “day-in-the-life” series, wherein the POTUS leaves his billionaire friends and devoted low-maintenance wife behind to venture forth onto the highways and...
  • Man Leaps to His Death in Shopping Mall After Girlfriend Insists on More Shopping

    12/09/2013 3:26:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 170 replies ^ | 9 Dec 2013, 12:20 PM PDT | by Jon David Kahn
    An eyewitness said: "He told her she already had enough shoes, more shoes that she could wear in a lifetime, and it was pointless buying any more. She started shouting at him, accusing him of being a skinflint, and of spoiling Christmas. It was a really heated argument." The argument continued until Hsiao threw the bags on the floor and himself over the balcony, dropping seven stories to his death and smashing Christmas decorations on the way down.
  • Joe Lhota Knows Slingbacks

    11/05/2013 11:50:59 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Kat Stoeffel
    Asked by The Wall Street Journal if she had any stories about her father she wished to share, 22-year-old Kathryn Lhota, daughter of New York City mayoral candidate Joe Lhota, praised his taste in footwear. The guy has an amazing sense of women’s shoes. I will say 80% of my shoes come from my dad, and I can’t wait for Christmas. And my birthday. My dad runs the gamut with shoes: high heels, boots, flats, slingbacks, everything. And he knows; he has a sense. He really has a gift. For those following the first-daughter race, Kathryn’s signature accessory — her...
  • Woes of the foot soldier: Sore feet spur Army to fight for new boots

    08/26/2013 4:52:04 PM PDT · by yoe · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 26, 2013 | By Cheryl K. Chumley
    An Army survey of sore-footed soldiers has led leaders to take on a new mission: finding the perfect boot that withstands the weather but properly cushions across long treks and rough terrains. And the Army has put a team of specialists on the job — footwear project engineers at the branch’s Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center in Massachusetts. “The soldier lives in his boots,” said Bob Hall, one of the footwear engineers, in The Boston Globe. “If he’s having problems with his boots, he’s having problems with everything.” Army researchers in Natick are winding down a two-year campaign...
  • US arrests man 'with uranium for Iran in shoes'

    08/24/2013 10:14:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/24/13 | AFP
    A man was arrested in New York City's international airport with uranium destined for Iran hidden in the soles of his shoes, the US Justice Department said. Patrick Campbell, 33, who was arrested Wednesday as he arrived at the John F Kennedy airport from Paris, is accused of trying to act as an intermediary to sell Iran 1,000 tons of purified uranium, in violation of US law. The Sierra Leone-based Campbell had been under surveillance since May 2012, when he responded to an ad on the site by someone looking to buy uranium 308, or yellow cake. The buyer...
  • GA:Cops: Robber fatally shot in Little Five Points

    06/23/2013 6:27:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 53 replies ^ | 22 June, 2013 | Wayne Washington
    Atlanta police said a man was shot and killed in Little Five Points early Saturday morning after he tried to rob a group of people waiting in line to buy the new, $180 sneakers, the Nike LeBron X EXT, which were released today. One man in the line pulled out a gun and shot the would-be robber, witnesses told police, who have charged no one and consider the shooting to be self-defense. The shooter then got back in line, according to Channel 2 Action News.
  • Not In Her Shoes: How you can make Planned Parenthood look stupid in 140 characters or less

    04/16/2013 7:20:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Live Action ^ | Kristen Hatten
    On Tuesday, April 16, Planned Parenthood will plaster the web with the Not In Her Shoes campaign for their Virtual Lobby Day. We need your help – yes, you! – to turn it around on them. Planned Parenthood is encouraging women to tweet and blog and otherwise post photos of their shoes, with pithy captions about how don’t nobody know what it’s like to walk in my shoes, m’kay? See, these people are still trying to convince us that it’s okay for them to get paid to take the lives of innocent humans, because they do it for really, really...
  • Obama to Israelis: 'Put Yourselves in Shoes' of Palestinians

    03/21/2013 4:28:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/21/13 | Ben Shapiro
    On Thursday, President Barack Obama spoke in Jerusalem – a city he once promised would remain undivided – about all of the shortcomings of the state of Israel. Lecturing Israel about its democracy, economy, foreign policy, and basic humanity, Obama harangued the Jewish State while stumping for a “possible” two-state solution. Obama led off with the usual bevy of platitudes, plus a few cultural jokes. “This is a nation of museums and patents, timeless holy sites and ground-breaking innovation,” he gushed. “[A]ny drama between me and my friend Bibi over the years was just a plot to create material for...
  • Chubby Checker's federal lawsuit has sexual twist, Gary law firm in Stuart says

    02/13/2013 7:06:25 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    TCPalm ^ | February 12, 2013 | Tyler Treadway
    FORT PIERCE — Stuart attorney Willie Gary has filed a federal lawsuit with a "Twist." Gary and members of his law firm filed a lawsuit late Monday in federal court in Fort Pierce on behalf of Chubby Checker, the 71-year-old singer known for "The Twist," against Hewlett-Packard
  • Rush For Shoes At Texas Mall Ends With Pepper Spray

    12/22/2012 7:29:44 AM PST · by crosshairs · 42 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 12/21/12 | unknown
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A Fort Worth shoe store may think better of its first-come-first-serve policy after a small riot occurred surrounding the release of the new Retro Air Jordan shoes. The Shoe Palace at Hulen Mall decided to let people line up to buy the shoes. A line formed around 5:00 a.m. and at one point the pushing and shoving in the crowd knocked over a couple police officers working as security. “At that point the mall security officer sprayed a short burst of mace (pepper spray) into the crowd,” Fort Worth police Sergeant Pedro Criado explained. “The Fort...
  • Imelda Marcos' infamous shoes damaged by termites, monsoon

    09/25/2012 2:33:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/25/2012
    The shoes were the stuff of legend: pairs upon colorful pairs of pumps, flats and other footwear that evinced the lavish lifestyle of Imelda Marcos, the woman wed to deposed Philippines strongman Ferdinand Marcos. Thousands of showy shoes were found at the Manila presidential palace and another Marcos home decades ago, left behind in 1986 when the couple fled the country in the throes of a popular revolt. The new government held up the high heels as the epitome of the ejected Marcoses’ extravagance as their nation was mired in barefoot poverty, an anti-Cinderella story warning of the dangers of...
  • Neglect ruins Imelda Marcos' legendary shoe collection

    09/23/2012 2:44:46 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 27 replies
    AP via NYP ^ | September 23, 2012
    MANILA, Philippines — Termites, storms and neglect have damaged part of former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos' legendary collection of shoes and other possessions left behind after she and her dictator husband were driven into US exile by a 1986 popular revolt. Hundreds of pieces of late strongman Ferdinand Marcos' clothing, including the formal native see-through barong shirts he wore during his two-decade rule, have also begun to gather mold and fray after being stored for years without protection at the presidential palace and later at Manila's National Museum, officials told The Associated Press on Sunday.
  • Nike sets new rules to beef up store, customer safety: WSJ

    08/21/2012 5:06:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8.21.2012 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Nike Inc has come up with new rules for retailers, prompted by unruly crowds outside stores selling its shoes, the Wall Street Journal reported. According to a company memo reviewed by the paper, the world's largest sportswear maker told sporting-goods stores that they will not be allowed to pre-sell or take reservations for new shoes. The retailers, which include Foot Locker Inc and Dick's Sporting Goods Inc , will also have to give up midnight releases of shoes that had prompted customers to camp outside and stampede stores, the paper reported.
  • How Obama Engineered Mideast Radicalization

    07/22/2012 3:27:09 AM PDT · by yoe · 23 replies
    IBD ^ | July 19. 2012 | Editor
    The Obama Record: After angry Egyptians pelted her motorcade with shoes, chanting "Leave!," Secretary of State Clinton insisted the U.S. wasn't there to take sides. Too late. 'I want to be clear that the United States is not in the business, in Egypt, of choosing winners and losers, even if we could, which of course we cannot," Hillary Clinton intoned earlier this week. Of course, the administration could, and it did, picking and even colluding with the Muslim Brotherhood. And one of its hard-liners, Mohammed Morsi, now sits in the presidential palace, where he refused to shake unveiled Clinton's hand....
  • Thieves beat security in New York shoe stores by stealing left sneaker from one store......

    06/26/2012 1:29:51 AM PDT · by rawhide · 10 replies ^ | 6-26-12 | Hannah Rand
    Thieves beat security in New York shoe stores by stealing left sneaker from one store... and then right sneaker from another store Sneakers thieves in New York City have found a new way to get around security measures in stores. Crooks have worked out that they can steal a left shoe from one store and the right from another. They do their research: sussing out which shops habitually stock one shoe side or the other. 'They go to Foot Locker, which has all right-sided shoes. Then they come here because we display left-sided shoes,' Salissou Mohamam, 40, manager of SoHo...
  • Adidas Blasted Over New 'Shackle' Sneaker (Evokes Imagery of Slavery & Prison Chain Gangs)

    06/18/2012 3:08:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 18, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Adidas Blasted Over New 'Shackle' Sneaker Critics are fit to be tied over footwear giant Adidas' latest sneakers, which feature what looks like shackles attached to them. The JS Roundhouse Mids, which are due to be released in August, were previewed on the Adidas Originals Facebook page in a photo posted on June 14. Although the German company insists the design has nothing to do with slavery, its own promotional material isn't likely to quell criticism. “Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?” reads a tagline posted beneath the picture. Many users left comments...
  • Adidas Releases New Slave Shoes with Shackles and All

    06/18/2012 1:40:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Your Black World ^ | June 18, 2012 | Dr. Boyce Watkins
    I literally froze up when I saw a new design from Adidas set to hit stores in August. JS Roundhouse Mids, are purple and gray, with HANDCUFFS that wrap around the ankles. Yes, I said handcuffs…shackles….the stuff that our ancestors wore for 400 years while experiencing the most horrific atrocities imaginable, most of which were never documented in the history books and kept away from you in the educational system, all so you would be willing to put shackles on your ankles today and not be so sensitive about it. I laughed when I saw the shoes, because I already...
  • Cops in riot gear break up mall crowd wanting Nike shoes

    02/24/2012 6:23:25 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies · 1+ views ^ | 2/23/2012
    About 1,000 shoppers that gathered for a shoe release at an Orlando mall late Thursday became out of control, prompting deputies in riot gear to disperse the crowd. The Orange County Sheriff's Office said 200 deputies went to the Florida Mall about 9:45 p.m. because of the crowd, which became unruly after Foot Locker canceled the release of the limited-edition Nike Air Foamposite One "Galaxy" shoes. The $220 purple and blue sneakers are made from an extra-durable material and glow in the dark.
  • Black Eye Friday: Shoppers throw punches over new Air Jordans

    12/23/2011 10:33:44 AM PST · by bkopto · 36 replies
    WBTV Pineville ^ | Dec 23, 2011 | Derrick Rose
    Dozens of police officers had to break up fights and restore order at a local mall while shoppers were waiting for an overnight sale of a popular tennis shoe. The disturbance started inside Carolina Place Mall just after 5am. Witnesses said as mall officials opened the mall doors, crowds of people pushed their way in. "They almost took the door off the hinges," one shopper who didn't want to be identified said, "there were women with babies in their hands and they on their backs." Shoppers were in line waiting for the re-release of the Air Jordan XI Concord tennis...
  • Are 5in heels a step too far for women's health?

    11/12/2011 11:43:43 AM PST · by Daffynition · 213 replies · 3+ views
    DailyMail ^ | 12th November 2011 | Eleanor Harding
    They may be the height of fashion – but the health risks will bring you back down to earth with a bump. Five-inch heels are becoming the most sought-after shoes on the high street as shoppers take their lead from celebrities such as Victoria Beckham.
  • JetBlue Passenger Arrested At Logan After Cocaine Found In Shoes (insoles)

    09/20/2011 9:49:51 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 23 replies · 1+ views
    CBS Boston ^ | 9/20/11 | CBS Boston
    BOSTON (CBS) – State police arrested a man at Logan Airport Monday night for allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine in his shoes. Twenty-four-year-old Carlos Lanns of Hamilton, New Jersey, arrived in Boston on a JetBlue flight from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. “Following a joint investigation involving US Customs and Border Protection, troopers and customs officers recovered just over two kilograms of cocaine secreted inside the insoles of various pairs of shoes in the passenger’s checked luggage,” police said in a statement Tuesday. State police spokesman David Procopio said the insoles were made of cocaine and were hidden inside...
  • Coming soon: Keeping your shoes on at TSA screening

    09/06/2011 2:16:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/06/2011 | Jazz Shaw
    Janet Napolitano heard the cries of an anguished nation this week and said that maybe … just maybe .. you might be able to keep your shoes on when going through TSA screening in the near future. Of course, you’ll still have to buy all your drinks on the plane because the liquids ban will be “the last thing to go,” but I suppose it’s better than nothing. Air travelers will eventually be able to keep their shoes on to pass through security, but the restrictions on carrying liquids on board are likely to remain in place for some time,...
  • London eyewitness: Tottenham unrest 'absolutely manic'

    08/06/2011 11:01:09 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 56 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/6/11
    Police cars have been set on fire during a demonstration outside a police station in north London, according to witnesses. Tottenham resident, Maria Robinson, says the disturbance is linked to the fatal shooting of a man during a Scotland Yard operation on Thursday. Dozens of protesters have been gathering on the High Road in Tottenham.
  • New Balance struggles as last major athletic shoe brand still manufacturing in U.S.

    07/28/2011 11:07:57 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 60 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, July 28, 2011 | Peter Whoriskey
    The last major athletic shoe brand manufacturing in the United States is watching closely as the Obama administration negotiates a free-trade agreement with Vietnam and seven other countries, and it is unclear whether the company can stand up to a flood of shoes from overseas. NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine — At the factory here owned by New Balance, the last major athletic shoe brand to manufacture footwear in the United States, even workers on the shop floor recognize that in purely economic terms, the operation doesn’t make sense. The company could make far more money if, like Nike and Adidas, it shifted...
  • No Breakfast For Kids Wearing ‘Wrong’ Shoes At Grade School

    05/10/2011 8:29:08 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 148 replies
    CBS ^ | May 9, 2011 4:56 PM | CBS 2 Dorothy Tucker
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Public Schools is apologizing to a Chicago mother and her two young sons, ages 5 and 6, after they were denied breakfast because they came to schools wearing the wrong kind of shoes. The Nicholson brothers only grab a quick snack before heading to class because they qualify for a full free breakfast at Adam Powell Grade School. It’s something they look forward to every day, and it hurt when they were recently turned away. They were wearing black athletic shoes. The boys told their mom that the assistant principal, Angela Peagler wouldn’t let them eat...
  • Men Walk Mile In Women's Shoes ... Literally

    04/21/2011 5:13:23 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 46 replies
    WBAL-TV ^ | April 20, 2011
    TOWSON, Md. -- A group of men is trying to reduce the number of people sexually assaulted in the U.S. every year by walking in women's shoes -- literally -- to bring attention to the problem. Someone in the United States is sexually assaulted every two minutes, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. Some of the men on the Towson campus literally walked a mile in women's shoes to bring awareness to the issue during Sexual Assault Prevention Month. Mostly men showed up at Potomac Patio on the Towson campus on Wednesday to try on and then...
  • US citizen extradited on Hezbollah charges (dual US-Lebanese, Moussa Ali Hamdan)

    02/25/2011 2:32:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/25/11 | AFP
    NEW YORK (AFP) – A dual US-Lebanese citizen has been extradited from Paraguay and charged with supporting Lebanon's Hezbollah militant force, US officials said Friday. Moussa Ali Hamdan, 38, appeared in court in Philadelphia following his extradition and has been charged with providing "material support to Hezbollah, a designated foreign terrorist organization," the federal prosecutor's office in Pennsylvania said in a statement. Hamdan was arrested by Paraguayan authorities June 15 on suspicion of supporting terrorism and was subsequently handed over to US custody. He is accused in the United States on 28 counts including conspiring to supply Hezbollah with proceeds...
  • Melee reported at 2 malls in lines for shoes

    12/23/2010 7:16:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 23, 2010 | Dale Lezon
    Police have been sent to a Houston-area mall after some of the hundreds of shoppers apparently became unruly while they waited outside to buy new Nike Air Jordan shoes, officials said today. The police were dispatched to Deerbrook Mall in the 20000 block of U.S. 59 in Humble about 6 a.m. Shoppers had lined up before dawn to buy the new-model shoes named for former basketball star Michael Jordan, officials said. Some of them appeared to be unruly. Also today, Houston police were called to a disturbance as Air Jordans went on sale at the Northline Mall. More than 500...
  • Vanity: Need help gluing lousy Nike golf shoes - what kind of glue?

    10/31/2010 9:29:48 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 54 replies
    Vanity | 11-1-2010 | Frantzie
    I have Nike golf shoes which are falling apart. The soles and uppers are fine. Nike junk.
  • Caption Hillary

    08/11/2010 12:57:27 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 22 replies · 2+ views
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talks about the New START treaty while at the U.S. State Department in Washington August 11, 2010.
  • Wearing high heels might make you feel sexy and powerful, but think about the future health

    08/10/2010 2:04:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/10/10 | Jessie Schiewe
    If there’s one thing to be learned from "Sex and the City," it’s that women love high heels. Sure, they might be painful to wear and challenging to walk in (for some of us, anyway), but as the saying goes, beauty is pain. But blisters might not be the only downside to wearing high heels. In fact, the damage might be occurring higher up on the body – in the ankle, knee and hip, according to new research being presented later this month at the annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Another key finding: The higher the heel,...
  • Sole Patrol: IBD 100’s Top Shoe Stocks

    06/02/2010 6:30:27 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 1 replies · 155+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 6/2/2010 | Ed Carson
    The market is still in a correction, but consumer-related stocks have been among the most resilient. Several shoe makers and retailers have found ways to prosper in a still-tricky environment and are in the IBD 100 list of the top stocks based on fundamentals and technicals. 8. Deckers Outdoor (DECK) Deckers makes most of its money from selling its Ugg sheepskin boots, Teva sandals and other footwear via retailers. But it plans to open nine Ugg retail locations this year
  • Custom-Made to Match Your Kicks (graffiti-inspired custom made clothes and shoes in the Bronx)

    05/16/2010 11:04:18 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies · 535+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 13, 2010 | David Gonzalez
    MARK SERRANO says he spends 98 percent of his money on sneakers and the rest on food. He looks it. Thin as a skeleton, he sports spotless black Nikes — one of more than 200 pairs he owns. But collecting every new shoe he likes can pose a problem: how to make the rest of his outfit live up to his footwear, especially given new sneaker styles with hard-to-match metallic finishes in offbeat colors like cranberry and copper. Problem solved. For a growing number of sneaker fanatics, Da Bakery, a Bronx store specializing in graffiti-inspired clothing, cranks out custom-designed T-shirts,...
  • Man arrested in Pakistan trying to board plane with batteries and electrical circuit in shoes

    05/09/2010 6:38:02 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies · 1,046+ views ^ | May 9, 2010
    Pakistani officers arrested a man at Karachi airport after batteries and an electrical circuit were found in his shoes as he tried to board a plane for the Middle East, an official said. The 30-year-old civil engineer allegedly told interrogators he came from Pakistan's northwestern province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where Taliban and Islamist militants have a presence, and had been scheduled to travel to Muscat by Thai Airways. Mohammad Munir, Airport Security Force spokesman, said the bearded man, whom he named as Faiz Mohammad, was arrested when a scanner sounded an alarm. The suspect was not found in possession of explosives,...
  • President Obama Has NOT Cancelled National Day of Prayer (Don't Fall for a Hoax!)

    04/15/2010 9:18:06 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 56 replies · 3,592+ views
    Beliefnet ^ | 04/15/10 | Nicole Neroulias
    For some reason this morning, there's a big rumor going around that President Obama has cancelled National Day of Prayer 2010, scheduled for May 6. It's not true, despite what your search engine and e-mails tell you.
  • Lunatics, Once Objects of Derision, Now Govern.

    04/12/2010 7:33:57 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 12 replies · 310+ views
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 12, 2010 | Dan Miller
    Our soles are now free to soar, but we must love and understand all critters great and small. Many years ago, in a less enlightened age, some people entertained themselves by visiting lunatic asylums in Washington, D.C. and making fun of the inmates. It was a cruel and inhumane exercise. Things have changed dramatically for the better as we have evolved and lunatics are no longer confined. As a modest form of reparation, they govern us -- not from padded cells but from well appointed offices where they are accorded the great respect which, as the previously oppressed, is their...
  • Met allows Islamic protesters to throw shoes

    SCOTLAND YARD has bowed to Islamic sensitivities and accepted that Muslims are entitled to throw shoes in ritual protest — which could have the unintended consequence of politicians or the police being hit.
  • AP: Qatari diplomat was on his way to visit jailed Al Qaeda agent

    04/08/2010 2:41:42 PM PDT · by penelopesire · 48 replies · 1,450+ views
    Hot Air ^ | April 8, 2010 | allahpundit
    "A Qatari diplomat who caused a bomb scare after sneaking a smoke in an airplane bathroom was traveling for a consular visit to see an imprisoned al-Qaida agent. A State Department official and another person close to the matter say Mohammed Al-Madadi was going to meet Ali Al-Marri for an official visit. Consular officials frequently visit foreigners held in the United States to make sure they are being treated well."
  • Oh So ScandaLush

    02/24/2010 10:56:12 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 2 replies · 243+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Published February 24, 2010 | Alice Winters
    "Why do you notice the splinter in your brother's eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, 'Let me remove that splinter from your eye,' while the wooden beam is in your eye? You hypocrite, remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter from your brother's eye." The above is a common biblical phrase that encourages people to first take care of themselves and then take care of others. Designers frequently make the mistake of designing more for others than...
  • Alleged 'shoe burgler' arrested; police seize thousands of shoes (Newark, DE)

    02/03/2010 3:58:05 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 10 replies · 250+ views
    The man who police say has spent 20 years stealing shoes from Newark-area residences was arrested Friday, after officers raided his house and confiscated three truckloads of shoes and other stolen goods. Newark police say Walter J. Rubincan, 46, is responsible for the well-publicized series of thefts of shoes and photographs of men from university students’ houses last month, as well as dozens of other burglaries. Rubincan has been charged with 77 counts of theft, 25 counts of second-degree burglary and 15 counts of criminal mischief in 25 separate break-ins, some as recent as Jan. 12 and as early as...
  • Running shoes may cause damage to knees, hips and ankles

    01/04/2010 10:00:35 AM PST · by decimon · 54 replies · 1,682+ views
    Elsevier Health Sciences ^ | Jan 4, 2009 | Unknown
    Greater stresses on joints than running barefoot or walking in high-heeled shoes observedNew York, NY, January 4, 2010 – Knee osteoarthritis (OA) accounts for more disability in the elderly than any other disease. Running, although it has proven cardiovascular and other health benefits, can increase stresses on the joints of the leg. In a study published in the December 2009 issue of PM&R: The journal of injury, function and rehabilitation, researchers compared the effects on knee, hip and ankle joint motions of running barefoot versus running in modern running shoes. They concluded that running shoes exerted more stress on these...