01 Jul '13, 6pm

The fake Amazon reviews of Wendy Davis' sneakers are not funny

The fake Amazon reviews of Wendy Davis' sneakers are not funny

The amazing viral rise of Wendy Davis from unknown Texas legislator to established national figure is complete: Her YouTubed 13-hour filibuster last Tuesday begat an Internet sensation ; she was all over the Sunday yak shows this weekend; and this morning The New York Times has the obligatory How Technology Is Changing Public Discourse chin-stroking wrap-up. But before we move on to whatever sensation the Internet will spit out this week, we need to address one troubling subplot here. I’ll leave it to others to determine what the Davis story means for politics; I am concerned about what it all means for goofing off on the Internet. Like any Web-fueled phenomenon, the serious news of a politician laboring to thwart a piece of legislation she found troubling quickly spawned non-serious reactions. As is often the case, people latched onto an irrelevant detail as a potential s...

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Alycia Burton laced hers up this morning with a silk blouse and pencil skirt — then headed to her job at a Forth Worth ele...

Sisterhood of the Traveling Wendy Davis Sneakers

nymag.com 01 Jul '13, 7pm

Alycia Burton laced hers up this morning with a silk blouse and pencil skirt — then headed to her job at a Forth Worth ele...

Sisterhood of the traveling Wendy Davis sneakers.

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The shoes that Wendy Davis wore during her epic filibuster this week are now flying off the shelves.

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Shoe-maker Mizuno may want to consider Democratic Texas Sen. Wendy Davis as the brand’s new spokesperson. Since Davis stoo...

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WORN's Anna Fitzgerald and Haley Mlotek on Wendy Davis and the power of shoes.

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So with the New Year upon us, we here at Sneaker Watch want to get all of the unsatisfactory out of our system, and welcom...

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So with the New Year upon us, we here at Sneaker Watch want to get all of the unsatisfactory out of our system, and welcom...