Saturday, January 10, 2009

Kanye West x Louis Vuitton sneakers: Kicks with Balls!

From cave paintings prehistoric people decorated and scarified their skins presumably to protect themselves from imaginary evil spirits. Later these patterns were incorporated into clothing designs as talisman with significant social and spiritual meaning. These designs are clearly visible today such as in the brogue patterns worn in shoes. Another example is the shoe tassel as seen in the loafer. The origins of the shoe tassel relate to need for the victorious to demonstrate to the rest of the tribe a heroic conquest. How did they do it? Well they cut off the testicles of their foe and sported them about their person. Our brave ancestors were prepared to wear the “balls,” of their kill. This was not done in any derogatory way nor was it intended as an insult to the victim, far from it. The keepsake was worn in respect for the departed and the hope the wisdom and strength of the vanquished would become the victors. Now you sneakerheads can do the same with the new Kanye West x Louis Vuitton sneakers. Seen here is Kanye West sporting his new Louis Vuitton sneakers.

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