As always, I’m late to the party

The old joke says that Canadians celebrate the Fourth of July on the first of July. And indeed Canada Day has elements of our Independence Day, though there’s much more variation in the way Canadians celebrate: “There doesn’t seem to be a central recipe for how to celebrate it — chalk it up to the nature of the federation.”

This year, both sides of the 49th parallel got commemorative shoes, and if you ask me, the Great White North got the better of the deal:

Shoes for the first week in July

To the left: E00063 by Giuseppe Zanotti, list $895 US.

To the right: Maple by Dsquared2, list $584.95 US.


  1. LeeAnn »

    7 July 2010 · 7:08 am

    I dunno, I’d wear the American ones myself. I like all the fringey, cut-out mess. But then, I live in Chuck Taylors so I doubt my feet would love me if I switch.

  2. Gabrielle Dolly »

    7 July 2010 · 7:47 am

    Da Doll is definitely down on the south side of that-there parallel. The Canadian shoe looks like a bowling shoe with a stiletto heel.


  3. fillyjonk »

    7 July 2010 · 11:33 am

    I don’t like either one. The U.S. one MIGHT work if you were wearing lots of fringe elsewhere and had a Dolly Parton physique, but otherwise, no.

  4. sheri »

    7 July 2010 · 6:56 pm

    All I can see is foot pain. Serious foot pain.

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