Wear Revolting Shoes

Lucy: Ricky, Fred, we are revolting! Ricky: Not any more than usual. “Pioneer Women”, I Love Lucy, Season 1 Ladies (and friends of ladies), if you like shoes but hate slavery, it is time to revolt! ShoeRevolt.com is preparing to launch its online boutique on August 1st. Brain-child of Ateba Crocker, a professor who as … Continue reading

Footbinding the Marginalized

From Secularizing the Pain of Footbinding in China: Missionary and Medical Stagings of the Universal Body, by Angela Zito, who is a professor at NYU: If you are interested in Chinese history, gender issues, international development, or even just stiletto heels, this is a great read. Take the time to look at it over the … Continue reading

Fitness Shoes and Factory Workers

“Thus saith the Lord: For three transgressions…I will not turn away the punishment thereof, because they sold the righteous for silver and the poor for a pair of shoes.” Amos 2:6 One of my favorite hobbies is long distance walking. When I think about buying a new pair of sports shoes, I think about the size … Continue reading

Shoes or No Shoes, Everyone’s Got Problems

Why do the Japanese take their shoes off at the door and wear slippers so often? Because they’re not stupid. A recent study looked into what kind of microorganisms end up on shoes after two weeks of regular wear. The results? 420,000 units of bacteria, including E. Coli at 27%, as well as Klebsiella pneumonia and Serratia ficaria, … Continue reading

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