Thursday, August 24, 2006

Stick Out Your Tongue and Say "Oooh"

I got an e-mail from Raven yesterday, alerting me to her site, My Air Shoes. She showcases special-edition designer shoes from around the world--a nice peek into a culture I didn't really know exists. I'm tempted by the Ultraman edition Nikes, but I've got bills to pay.

Go browse her site and then come back; I'd love to hear what you think. For me, this is an example of how the Internet has changed how we experience community; I've now bonded with somebody, somewhere, whom I'll never meet, about shoes--who'd have thought? What's the most interesting subculture you've discovered online?

I recommend, as a soundtrack for your tour of My Air Shoes, the song "In These Shoes?" by Kirsty MacColl, streaming here:

"Won't you walk up and down on my spine? It makes me feel strangely
alive."
I said, "In these shoes? Oh, I doubt you'd survive." I said, "Honey, let's
do it."

2 comments:

Craver VII said...

Wow, those shoes are really...colorful.

Has anyone seen Hayata? He was here a minute ago.

arbernet said...

more good listening. "Tired Shoes" by Eli