Texas filibuster makes a star out of . . . shoes?
Mizunos, worn by Wendy Davis in her marathon speech, have become a hot seller with women applauding her efforts.
Davis wore a pair of coral-colored "Wave Rider" Mizunos (pictured) to help her get through the filibuster, in which she tried to stop the passage of an extremely restrictive abortion bill. Now, dozens of people have commented about Davis and the shoes on Amazon's (AMZN) product page.
The commenters have turned to satire for some help as well. "I bought an extra pair to wear directly over my womb, which seems to have done the trick," wrote one. "Use these shoes to shut down the state capital!" wrote another.
Others are buying the shoes to show their support for Davis. "We're all buying a pair of these today, yes?" wrote one woman on Twitter.
Mizuno, a Japanese shoe company, chimed in as well on Twitter, writing this to Davis: "26.2 miles or 13-hour filibuster, we are glad our shoes could be there to provide you the support you need when you need it."
Bloomberg Businessweek says the issue has given Mizuno, which has $2 billion in annual sales, the "best kind of endorsement: unpaid, unsolicited, charged with emotion, and explosive on social networks."
Learn more about Davis in this video.
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Does anyone actually believe that a bunch of Fascist, right-wing, Republicans actually care about life when they love to kill the living.
RethugliKKKLANS leave a wake of death everywhere they go.
RethugliKKKLAN AUSTERITY and WAGE-BUSTING and the ensuing starvation of our society proves that ALL Rethugs are PRO-DEATH.
Death, The Grim Reaper, votes RethugliKKKLAN for the endless stream of souls for his master.
if gov perry's mother had aborted him we as women of texas would not be having this problem. he does not respect a women or her rights to her own body. I wish all men in the house, senate and all men in texas would get castrated to show how much they care about women not needing to have this problem. I am sick of women being treated badly by men who make the rules. what a p---k this man is. gov stay out of my womb.
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