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Here’s what Amazon commenters are saying about Wendy Davis’s shoes

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis had a moment in the spotlight Tuesday evening, as her 13-hour filibuster against a bill to restrict abortion rights made her an instant hero to many on the left. She also wore some awesome pink running shoes.

Now, the shoes--which were apparently comfortable enough to allow Davis to stand for those 13 hours without a break--are getting their due. The Mizuno Women's Wave Rider 16 page on Amazon has become a home for dozens of tongue-in-cheek "reviews" of a shoe that found itself entwined in abortion politics.

Here's a typical example:

The most popular thus far:


Of course, some people view the success of these shoes at outrunning patriarchy as a threat, and think you shouldn't buy them.

And then, there are the people who are not in on the joke at all and just want to tell you about their experience with Mizuno Women's Wave Rider 16 running shoes.

Read the full range of reviews, and "reviews," here.



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