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  • [N. Korea] Photos Suggest that Kim Jong Un Wears Special Shoes to Make Himself Look Taller

    05/08/2018 9:42:49 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 76 replies
    Footwear News ^ | MAY 7, 2018 | Allie Fasanella
    Photos Suggest that Kim Jong Un Wears Special Shoes to Make Himself Look Taller By Allie Fasanella On the heels (pun intended) of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s historic first meeting, South Korea’s media is calling out Kim for wearing special shoes to make himself appear taller. Chosun Ilbo, a conservative South Korean newspaper, analyzed videos and photographs of the recent landmark summit between the two leaders and spotted a rather high slope on the front of his shoes that seems to suggest the footwear contains insoles that push Kim’s feet upward. According...
  • Defiant Melania heads to Texas in snakeskin pumps

    09/03/2017 9:40:01 AM PDT · by catnipman · 78 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/2/2017 | Mary Kay Linge
    Defying the fashion scolds [i.e., the Democrat-Enemedia-Anti-Trump-Complex] who expressed horror at her footwear earlier in the week, Melania Trump chose a pair of snakeskin Manolo Blahnik pumps for her stroll to Air Force One Saturday as she headed once again toward the Hurricane Harvey disaster zone.
  • WaPo: There was no pretense about Melania Trump's heels. But sometimes, a little pretense helps.

    08/29/2017 11:50:24 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 29, 2017 | Robin Givhan
    Melania Trump is the kind of woman who travels to a flood-ravaged state in a pair of black snakeskin stilettos. Heels this high are not practical. But Trump is not the kind of woman who has to be practical. Heels this high are not comfortable. Comfort is not the point. Neither hers nor yours. Trump is the kind of woman who knows that when she walks from the White House to Marine One there will be photographers, and so she will dress accordingly. [Snip] ... Trump is the kind of woman who refuses to pretend that her feet will, at...
  • Newsweek Attacks Trump Women for Wearing High Heels in Public

    08/11/2017 10:40:11 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 78 replies
    Newsweek attacked President Donald Trump's female relatives for wearing high heels in public in a piece published Thursday, saying it showed they were subservient to men. "Melania, Ivanka, and Ivana Trump Wear High Heels, a Symbol of Everything That Is Beautiful and Horrifying About Them," read the headline. "The female consorts of the Leader of the Free World do not set foot in public without first molding their arches into the supranatural curve that Mattel toy designers once devised for Barbie's plastic feet," the author complained. Newsweek argued that high heels are designed primarily to attract men, not for the...
  • Melania Trump Wears On-Sale Dolce & Gabbana Dress

    06/21/2017 6:09:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Footwear News ^ | June 21, 2017 | Rachael Allen
    Melania Trump’s latest look is a departure from the bright look she wore earlier this week at the White House. After wearing a light blue Michael Kors dress and floral Christian Louboutin pumps to meet with the president of Panama and his wife, she was spotted on Tuesday night wearing a black, long-sleeve lace Dolce & Gabbana dress that hit at her knees. She paired the dress with what appeared to be Manolo Blahnik’s BB pumps, although that’s not confirmed. President Donald Trump and Melania were on their way to dinner at the Naval Observatory, where Vice President Mike Pence...
  • Melania Trump Wears Her Favorite Floral Christian Louboutin Pumps Again (oh the horrors!)

    06/20/2017 9:23:46 AM PDT · by drewh · 57 replies
    President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcomed Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela and his wife, Lorena Castillo, to the White House on Monday. As the official start of summer approaches this week, Melania Trump has been wearing summery looks for her appearances and travels. For Monday’s occasion, she wore a Michael Kors $1,695 fitted light blue dress that featured button detailing on the hips. She paired it with floral Christian Louboutin pumps that she’s worn before during a visit to the Trump’s Palm Beach resort, Mar-a-Lago. This particular style isn’t currently available to purchase. Panama’s first lady Lorena...
  • Shoe chain Payless files for bankruptcy protection

    04/04/2017 4:54:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2017 5:23 PM EDT | Anne D’Innocenzio
    Shoe chain Payless ShoeSource has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, becoming the latest retailer to succumb to increasing competition from online rivals like Amazon. The Topeka, Kansas-based retailer said Tuesday that it will be immediately closing nearly 400 stores as part of the reorganization. It has over 4,400 stores in more than 30 countries and was founded in 1956. […] Shoppers are increasingly shifting their buying online or going to discount stores like T.J. Maxx to grab deals on designer brands. That shift has hurt traditional retailers, even low-price outlets like Payless. …
  • Palestinian protesters throw shoes at Trump picture

    02/24/2017 7:24:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 24, 2017 7:11 AM EST
    Palestinian protesters have thrown shoes at a banner depicting U.S. President Donald Trump in protest of his Mideast policies. Issa Amro, a Palestinian activist, said “we disrespect this president who doesn’t see us as equal human beings with everyone.” Trump is unpopular among Palestinians because the new president has broken from his predecessor and adopted friendlier positions to the Israeli government, including a vague stance on Palestinian statehood and a more lenient approach to settlements. …
  • 'There are SWASTIKAS on the bottom!' Boot brand is forced to recall footwear after customers complai

    01/14/2017 7:25:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 80 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 10, 2017 | Miranda Bryan
    Full title: 'There are SWASTIKAS on the bottom!' Boot brand is forced to recall footwear after customers complain the soles are covered with inappropriate symbols A shoe manufacturer has said it will recall one of its boots after customers complained that the sole was decorated with swastikas. The issue emerged after a customer told of his shock after receiving his new boots and shared an image of the underside of his boot - which appeared to feature swastikas - online. Makers of the Polar Fox boot, which is still on sale on Amazon for $38.99, claim they were unaware of...
  • Vanity: Anyone else buying New Balance?

    11/11/2016 1:10:45 PM PST · by AAABEST · 104 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | November 11, 2016 | AAABEST
    They had the nerve to be thankful that the TPP was DOA. Now the lefty whiners are burning their already-bought NBs. The moment I heard this I went straight to Amazon and bought myself a new pair of their trail runners. They'll be getting more of my business in the future.
  • New Balance shoe owners are lighting the sneakers on fire to protest (snip)

    11/11/2016 9:46:33 AM PST · by bigbob · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-10-16 | REGINA F. GRAHAM
    New Balance shoe owners are throwing away their sneakers or lighting them on fire to protest after the company reportedly voiced support for President-elect Donald Trump. After Trump's stunning victory, a spokesman for the company told Wall Street Journal on Wednesday: 'Frankly w/ Pres-Elect Trump we feel things are going to move in the right direction.'
  • 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
    newsweek.com ^ | 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.