uglyshoes071112_6_198.jpgThe perusing of this week’s issue of New York magazine yielded a piece in the “Storefront” section called “Ugly Shoes: A Brief History.” Good idea, right? Why do people indulge in such senselessly ugly footwear? (Full disclosure: I own a pair of Crocs. Don’t judge me!)

But déjà vu, hadn’t I read this before? Like, recently? Answer: yes. The current issue of Radar had almost the EXACT SAME FEATURE, entitled “Sole Survivor” (not online yet). While there were slight variations between the lists (points to Radar for remembering Jellies, which a commenter noted was egregiously overlooked in New York) the similarities exist.

C’mon New York, I know ideas are hard to come by these days, but could you have let the Radar article breathe a little before you swooped in and copied it?

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3 Responses to Ugg!

  1. Jane says:

    I can’t believe you own crocs. After all the time I spent berating you for even thinking about it. For shame.

  2. ephemerist says:

    @Jane: I will not be judged by someone who suggested I get a pair of Tevas. What, you wanna have an ugly shoe-off! Bring it!

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