- Global Voices - https://globalvoices.org -

Venezuela: Socialist Shoes Seem Oddly Familiar

Categories: Latin America, Venezuela, Arts & Culture, Humor, Politics, Youth

Simón Bécquer from the Alternative Reality blog [1] in his post The Converse Shoes of the Socialist Youth [2] [es] shows us the images for the new campaign for Venezuela's Socialist Youth, in which young people are asked to step into socialist shoes. However, these shoes, modelled and shown by President Chávez himself are oddly familiar: they are a red knock-off of the popular US brand Converse [3] Chuck Taylor All Stars, with the PSUV logo instead of the traditional red and blue star. The author wonders where these ironic and “original”  Venezuelan shoes could  be purchased.