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  • New Yorkers Dumpster Dive For Free Shoes — BLOG POST — Would you dig through trash for free fashion? With the economy still affecting much of the country, people are always looking for ways to save money. Over 50 New Yorkers scored scored free name brand shoes Sunday night in Union Square by taking initiative. I was leaving Max Brenner’s with my Twitter friend @Nukirk when we saw a group of people gathered in front of Shoemania on the corner of Broadway and 14th. As we approached, it appeared that people were looking at the bags of trash on the curb. Some bags had been opened and people were looking through the trash for shoes. There were about 30 people separating empty boxes, loose paper and empty soda cups from shoes. There were murmurs that there were only left shoes but that was quickly squashed when someone yelled, “I found a pair!”. People moved in quickly, opening up new bags and pouring the contents onto the sidewalk. A young couple had found 4 pairs of mens shoes and had them lined up near Storemania’s closed doors. I chatted with several people who apparantly had found matching pairs of shoes. Nukirk overheard people working together to find matches. There were all sorts of shoes including Adidas, Crocs, Ed Hardy, Dansko, Sketchers, Teva, Donald Pliner, MBT, Steve Madden, Mephisto, Ecco and Dr. Martins. Styles included everything from women’s heels and sandals to men’s dress shoes and high end sneakers. For some human sociology reason, this sort of behaviour captivated me. I snapped a few
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