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.

By Kim Peterson Jun 27, 2013 3:03PM
Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, wears tennis shoes in place of her dress shoes as she begins a one-woman filibuster in an effort to kill an abortion bill, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Austin, Texas (© Eric Gay/AP Photo)State Sen. Wendy Davis, the new hope of Texas Democrats after her marathon filibuster Tuesday, isn't the only overnight sensation to emerge from the event. Her shoes are enjoying stardom as well.

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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20Comments
Jun 27, 2013 5:42PM
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The fact is women will never stop having abortions, the only thing at question here is will they be safe and legal or will our wives and daughters go to under ground butchers trying to make a quick buck or mutilate themselves trying to self abort. The only way to stop abortions is to stop un-wanted pregnancies, Texas has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the nation, obviously we need more education and birth control options, not more laws making women criminals.
Jun 27, 2013 5:01PM
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too bad they're japanese not usa brand

Jun 27, 2013 7:20PM
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Why do people care about her shoes?
Jan 2, 2014 1:27PM
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Let's see.  She made $280,000 last year and donated less than $1000 to charity.  Typical liberal, do as she says, not as she does.  Wants everyone else to foot the bill, except herself.
Jan 2, 2014 1:21PM
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Infanticide queen running for governor. 
Jan 2, 2014 1:21PM
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Infanticide queen running for governor. 
Jun 27, 2013 7:10PM
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She's a joke and more to the point a MURDERER of babies...She sure as hell looks like one who never kept her legs closed.   a social whore no doubt. Did this nut case ever hear of personal responsibility for your actions.....
Jun 27, 2013 4:57PM
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should be boots, due to the amount of bull dung she had to get thru.
Jun 27, 2013 7:09PM
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It's not about shoes, dumbazzes, it's about showing solidarity and support for her political stance of protecting women's freedom from Reich-Wing Fascist white guys, like Rick Perry and his RethugliKKKLAN goons.

Does anyone actually believe that a bunch of Fascist, right-wing, Republicans actually care about life when they love to kill the living.

Jun 27, 2013 5:11PM
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heres a woman born to extremely difficult life circumstances ....but she succeeded ...we all have to applaud her...but what if...her mother had made a different decision...a decision based more on convenience...would we still be able to applaud her...
Jun 27, 2013 7:14PM
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RethugliKKKLANS weren't pro-life when Bush's bombs MURDERERD 1 MILLION Iraqi's now, were they?

RethugliKKKLANS leave a wake of death everywhere they go.

Jun 27, 2013 7:12PM
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RethugliKKKLAN's love of FOR-PROFIT warmongering proves that ALL Rethugs are PRO-DEATH.

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.

Jun 27, 2013 4:22PM
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That's all Rand Paul needed to be a hero too?
Jun 27, 2013 5:54PM
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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.

Jun 27, 2013 5:57PM
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She should plant one squarely up Texas Taliban leader Rick Perry's @ss
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