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In Sneaker News: Leave That Sandal Alone – World Report

Looks like you need to leave those sandals at home (unless you work at a real cool workplace). Oh well, too bad. My next sandl feature is “The Sandals of Eastbay”. Then after that, “The Sandals of Macy’s” lol Finishline and Zappos somewhere down the road. Personally, I think you could get away with the sandals pictured above, but not those thong sandals you can buy for 2 dollars at the hair store LOL


Did you know New Balance has a really cool casual shoe? Post about it later.

In Sneaker News: Nike Strike Ends But There Is Violence

 Nike strike ends in Vietnam, contract factory remains closed after worker brawl – Yahoo! Malaysia News

Monty Python Rabbit with Pointy Teeth Slippers

Can the title be more misleading? Well as the story goes the workers at a Nike factory went on strike for about 2 days. The strike ended but as the workers wre on their way back to work, there was a fight.

About 17,000 of the Ching Luh plant’s 21,000 employees reported to work Wednesday morning after the labor union and management of the Taiwanese-owned plant reached an agreement to increase monthly wages by 100,000 dong (US$6) amid record-high inflation, said Pham Thi Lap, head of the labor union of southern Long An province in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, where the plant is located.

But after a brawl broke out following a spat between a former worker and a security guard, police were called in and the plant was closed, Lap said. No one was seriously injured, but several workers were beaten during the melee, she added.

I found somewhere how much it costs for Nike to make its sneakers and it seemed legit. It was something like 10 dollars a shoe. If I find a link or a video about it, I’ll post it here. The workers and their union managed to get a raise and now get 65 dollars an hour week month. I don’t know how much 65 dollars a month goes in Vietnam but in NYC it would get you 2 slices of pizza and a drink. Damn sure wont get you a 184.99 pair of Jordans. But they do get free lunches according to the article (and according to the workers the lunches before the deal sucked lol).

Sneaker Fiends Are Leaders: Always buying sneakers is the sign of a leader

Simpsons x Vans All Fourteen Shoes

Always buying sneakers? It’s the sign of a leader: poll

Levix x Air Jordan

Its true ladies and gentlemen. I AM PROOF OF IT!!! lol Well, anyway, while I was going the news of the day, I came across this gem! It would seem that people who buy more than 3 sneaker a year are 61% more likely to be a leader (or the qualities of a modern leader). Not 3% or 20%. 61% of the people who love footwear and tend to get it at or more than 3 times a year are natural born killers leaders! We are also more likely to be assertive (I’m not too assertive) and 47% percent likely to be spontaneous (I’m not that spontaneous… I’m a little bit like that).

Here’s a quote from the news article:

“It is often said you can tell a lot about a person by the shoes they wear, and now we have some hard data to back that up,” Arvonio told Reuters.

“What is interesting is that these personality traits held true across the board, regardless of age, income, or gender.”

The news article also goes into what type of person buys hybrid cars and people who pay their credit card bills on time. That stuff is TOTALLY UNRELATED TO SNEAKERS OR SHOES but it is interesting.

Nike Air Force 1 LUX