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"Shoes that never yield to the floor!" writes one fan.
More and more people across the nation are choosing to #StandWithWendy, the unyielding state senator who on Wednesday became a national icon after she successfully blocked an antiabortion bill in the Texas state senate. Wearing a back brace and Mizuno sneakers, Wendy Davis filibustered for 13 hours straight on the senate floor without breaking to sit, eat or use the bathroom.
Men, do not try these on!, by Joshua Jones
I tried on a pair at the local mall and suddenly Texas Republicans started telling me what to do with my genitals. They started explaining reproduction to me like I was a seventh grader. Unfortunately, being male, I had no way to shut the whole thing down. I’m so confused…
Shoes that never Yield to the Floor, by AmazonianInLove
If you are looking for a shoe that will never yield to the floor, pressure or good ol’ fashioned boy’s club bullying this is the shoe for you. It has been tested for hours, opportunities to yield to oppression were presented yet this shoe stayed firmly in place holding up half the sky for 13 hours.
These shoes (and a woman’s body) have a way of shutting the whole thing down, By Stand with Wendy
An essential tool for running down the clock in a state 773 miles wide and 790 miles long! These shoes are perfect for those days when you must spend 13+ hours standing, not lean on your desk or take any breaks – even for meals or to use the bathroom. The snazzy hot pink color brings out your inner badassness and helps you to “humbly give voice to thousands of Texans” and stop a “raw abuse of power” in its tracks. Raise a feminist army and lead the charge when your competitors cheat and change the rules on you. These Mizuno’s are built to protect your feet from mudslinging and add sunshine to the political process. Highly recommended for fierce women and anyone who’s not a Greedy Old Prick (GOP).
Excellent Protection for the Foot and the Womb!, By IV
Whether you’re running for governor or standing up for women’s rights, these shoes really fit the bill! Standing up for 11 hours straight in a room full of men who are telling what to do with your baby-maker is no easy task. Fortunately, the Mizuno Wave Riders are always up to the challenge. They are sturdy enough to kick behind, yet classy enough to look good while doing it. I endorse these shoes!
Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at email@example.com.