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This Shoe Had Prada Beat by 5,500 Years

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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/10/science/10shoe.html
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its beautiful..
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I'm sure its entirely handmade!
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Nice split-toe ! I'm sure apropos is going to write a dissertation about how the stitching is a little bit irregular, but whatever...
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And Ron Pinhasi, from the People's Republic of Cork is one of the lead investigators! We might be something of a sartorial wasteland, but there are a few of us who know about shoes...
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Nice split-toe ! I'm sure apropos is going to write a dissertation about how the stitching is a little bit irregular, but whatever...
Hey, that stings.
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Hey, that stings.

come on - it's for fun



So, what do you think of the stitching here?
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come on - it's for fun So, what do you think of the stitching here?
I see the beginnings of the Austro-Hungarian school - nay, tradition - of shoemaking. Note too the distinctive last shape, already present in this early incarnation.
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A shoe with character.
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I can see a nice patina.
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Could that possibly be the worlds first wholecut?
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Almost due for a resole!
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Love the trees...are they lasted?
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Wonder how much it'll go for on eBay. *bids $10.01*
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There's one that aportnoy doesn't have.
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