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Barefoot Boy with Shoes On

If you seek proof that America has a corporate soul, look no further than our soles. 

In the current issue of New York Magazine, Adam Sternbergh attempts to convince readers that going barefoot is biomechanically better.  Still, the idea of unbranding our feet would run roughshod over perhaps the healthiest sector of the fashion industry.  Hence, a trompe-l'oeil adidas:

And a Louboutin "heel" that will knock your socks off: 

Lest these painted-on images step on trademark lawyers' wingtipped toes, however, the photos come with a disclaimer:  "Nice as they look, you can't buy them."