Religious people just love finding Jesus, Mary, even Satan himself in inanimate objects, don’t they? In the latest edition of “boy, that’s a stretch,” a religious group on Facebook is calling for its users to not “be caught up in their rituals” in response to the release of the Reebok x Maison Margiela Tabi Decortique fashion shoe.
The reasoning behind their little tiff was outlined in the groups Facebook page, Prophecy News, which suggested the fact that the front of the shoe is divided into two halves, making the foot look like a hoof, rather than a typical shoe. Since hooves are naturally only ever found on goats or Satan.
“Reebok’s new sneakers have the Baphomet goat feet. The rulers of this world show more and more openly and clearly who they worship. Make sure to open your eyes, and don’t be caught up in their rituals.”
The split design of the shoe is a trademark of designer John Galliano, who’s previous work with French luxury fashion house Maison Margiela featured similar designs.
Since the extent of my fashion is black t-shirts and denim, I’m going to let the folks at fashion site Highsnobriety explain:
“Decortique uses figurative forms of cut to symbolize the gaps in the curated images we’re constantly surrounded by, highlighting the identifiable characteristics ingrained in our collective memory and stimulating our visual recognition.”
You know what I see when I look at these shoes? I see the tabi shoes worn by the Japanese. I don’t necessarily see Baphomet. But still, don’t threaten me with a good time, religious zealots!
But you know what makes these shoes particularly evil? It costs a whopping $595. Now that’s the work of the devil. — especially given the fact that these were likely created by kids in a sweatshop.
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