Walking on the edge

Edgewater Walker by Propét

This is the Edgewater Walker by Propét, a simple slide with a nubuck upper (you can also get it in black or taupe leather) and a removable insole, which will accommodate orthotics if needed. It’s even machine-washable (cold water). A mere $64.95 from Zappos, which sold a pair yesterday to a woman in New Orleans.

And how do I know that? The Zappos Map, a standard Google Map of the US, on which actual purchase data is displayed in something resembling real time. As I was typing this, a picture of this shoe showed up, indicating a buyer in Dallas. It’s almost mesmerizing. Even the Manolo thinks so:

The Manolo has found himself staring at it for hours on end, despairing when someone in Pittsburgh purchased the pink crocs, thrilling when someone in Topeka choose the Stuart Weitzman strappy sandals.

I hope I don’t get to the point where I keep that tab open permanently.


  1. jen »

    4 May 2009 · 9:52 pm

    ok – i could be completely off base, but i think this is web 2.5/3.0 unfolding. imagine google mapping of purchases and the impact it will have on the stock market. it’s dizzying. i wish i understood web 3.0 better.

  2. CGHill »

    4 May 2009 · 9:53 pm

    I’m still wrestling with Web 1.x. I think.

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