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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Seriously, I Cound Not Make This Up If I Tried

Now here’s something that’s sure to create a little bit of controversy. They’re called Brincos, and they’re shoes designed to help illegal immigrants cross the U.S.-Mexican border. Designed by Argentinean artist Judi Werthein, these shoes feature an array of items designed to make the dangerous trip across the border a little less so. There’s a built-in compass, a pouch inside the tongue used to store aspirin and a map of popular routes going from Tijuana to San Diego on the insole. An Aztec eagle adorns the heel, while the shoes’ red, white, and green colors remind you that, yes, the shoes were designed with Mexican nationals in mind. The Brincos (the name derives from the Spanish verb brincar, “to jump,” as in, to jump the border) were handed out for free to migrants, while so-called hip stores in San Diego were spotted selling them for $215. Please don’t tell Pat Buchanan.


At 12:29 AM, Blogger athen said...

Are you serious? They actually sell these shoes for USD 215?? Nonetheless, it was funny

At 10:43 PM, Blogger Beano said...

Only it So Cal, keep that in mind, its not really a real place. It's more like disney land for the rich.


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