Wendy Davis' Pink Shoes Running Away with 5-Star Amazon Reviews

Friday, 28 Jun 2013 03:31 PM

By Ken Mandel

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Maybe Wendy Davis' bright pink Mizuno running shoes should run for office. After all, lots of Amazon users are giving the sneakers 5-star reviews after their performance this week.

The Women's Wave Rider 16 Running Shoe, synthetic and mesh, threw its sole into the political arena this week, when the Democratic senator from Texas wore them during a 11-hour filibuster Tuesday, to argue against proposed anti-abortion legislation. Her long stall tactics are credited with helping to defeat the bill, which would've limited the access to abortions for women across the state.

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Amazon.com customers have taken to the company's web site to post glowing reviews of the sneaker, which has taken on a life of its own.

"The next time you have to spend 13 hours on your feet without food, water or bathroom breaks, this is the shoe for you," posted user M. Black. "Guaranteed to outrun patriarchy on race day."

Davis thwarted many Republican attempts to push her off topic, which would have ended her filibuster, and the bill effectively died before lawmakers could finish voting by the 12 a.m. local time deadline. She endured with without a bathroom break and used a back brace so she would not have to lean on anything.

"Listen, if Wendy can stand for 13 hours in these, fighting for our rights, the least I can do is make it through boot camp wearing these without whining," Tammy M. Gordo posted on Amazon.

Others highlight the shoes' ability to fight for women's rights and how they "fit perfectly up a Republican's rear end."

"If they had had these shoes at the Alamo, we would be remembering a victory, not a massacre," TheLightGuy wrote. "These shoes are supremely shaped to stand up against a hostile onslaught of mud and muck and hateful bigotry. Plus, they even come in multiple colors! A must-have for any man, woman, or child ready to stand up for civil rights."

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