Ramazan Baydan, owner of the Baydan Shoes factory, poses in Istanbul with a newly produced copy of the shoe (dubbed "Bush Shoes") that was thrown at US president George Bush by an Iraqi journalist on December 14, 2008. The maker of the shoe has had to take on 100 extra staff to cope with a surge in demand for his footwear (AFP)
OK, so here is The Shoe. The Shoe is unusually ugly and unfashionable. The Shoe may be purchased, I suppose, as a keepsake, but do not let The Shoe anywhere near your feet. The Shoe is an eminently suitable projectile, but it is not acceptable footwear. You must resist thinking otherwise. Do not allow your mind to be clouded.