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Friday, November 18, 2005

Flashlight Dangle?

I Crossed Illegally and All I Got Are These Freakin' Awesome Shoes

The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — The high-top sneakers cost $215 at a San Diego boutique, but the designer is giving them away to migrants before they cross to this side of the U.S.-Mexico border.

These are no ordinary shoes.

A compass and flashlight dangle from one shoelace. The pocket in the tongue is for money or pain relievers. A rough map of the border region is printed on a removable insole.

They are red, white and green, the colors of the Mexican flag. On the back ankle, a drawing of Mexico’s patron saint of migrants.


Sure, Jose, you'll TOTALLY blend into the day laborer pool at Home Depot sporting those $215 kicks with the flashlight dangle.