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Can-Can Kicks

If you haven't yet visited Sole Desire: The Shoes of Christian Louboutin at the Museum at F.I.T., slip on your most stunning pair of Loubies immediately and grab a cab -- the exhibit closes today!  (What, you thought I was going to suggest walking?  In these shoes?)   

While you're there, don't miss the Guiness beer can heels from the 1993-94 fall/winter collection.  An eco-chic commentary on recycling, perhaps?  Or just a souvenir of a visit to the local pub?

Either way, like other repurposed fashion, they're also a potential target for claims of trademark infringement (though relevant statutes of limitations in this case would probably be long past).  Still, assuming the heels don't crush when worn, the transformation from trash to treasure is impressive.  And the idea that Louboutin might have found inspiration at the bottom of a pint of stout is an amusing thought.  Time to order another round...