Left, right… What’s the Difference? Designer John Fluevog introduces fashion industry first, the Omni, a shoe that allows wearers to no longer have to determine which is the right or left version thanks to its revolutionary one-size fits both feet design.
Following Fluevog’s recurring frustration of putting his left foot into a right shoe (despite the 50-50 odds of success), the Canadian designer has decided once and for all to do away with the need to produce left or right shoes. Fluevog was also inspired by a tear-jerking article in Time magazine about the ‘Left Footer’s Club,’ a celebrated dance troupe consisting of dancers with, you guessed it, two left feet.
While the General Theory of FlueVolution states that over time—roughly 5,000 years—human feet will evolve to identical foot shapes, Fluevog decided he couldn’t wait out the glacial pace of human evolution and developed the Omni design instead. The patent-pending Omni footpads serve as toe filler and are made of state-of-the-art Fluevog Memory Foam.
At first, Fluevog decided to sell Omnis in pairs, but requests by the American Tripedal Association of Podiatrists and the New York rap group De La Soul’s non-profit organization, “3 Feet and Riding,” (outfits young children afflicted with Tripedalism and teaches them to ride horseback), changed his thinking. Instead, Omnis will be sold in singles, with special discounts for purchasing 3 singles. Proceeds will go to the aforementioned charities.
Omnis are available at all Fluevog stores worldwide for one day only: April 1, 2011.