Monday, July 03, 2006

dear everybody...
i just got a phone call from a very dear friend with the following story...

bella...not her real name...wanted a pair of vans shoes for her birthday...there is only one store in jerusalem that sells them...and they are rather costly...but a birthday is a birthday and the kid's mother bought her the shoes...as she was walking along happy go lucky in her new sport shoes a strange lady stopped her and said..."Do you know what's on the sole of your shoes?"

bella had no idea what the woman was talking about...but turned her shoe over and there on the sole is a magen david...the jewish star...

i have checked the internet...and yes there are a lot of sites for vans shoes...but i can't find any info...and i have no idea why this *** wants kids to walk on the symbol of the jewish people...

help...i am really really upset about this and would greatly appreciate any info on van and his damn shoes...

thanks...this one has me really really upset...

have a good day...stay safe...and thanks for dropping in

1 Comments:

At 12:30 AM, Blogger lalo60 said...

I live in San Diego, Ca. My son came home form school the other hearing of the Star of David on the soles of Vans shoes. My children have been wearing vans for years as I did as a child. Vans is owned by VF Corporation out of Greensboro, North Carolina. VF is the parent company to other well known outdoor brand name companies as well. I called the gentleman who is listed as their corporate commnunications director / media relations to inquire about this. He immediately knew what I was talking about and said that this has absolutely nothing to do with the Jewish faith or any attempt to demean the Jewish people. It is merely a pattern on the soles of a shoe that when turned sideways does appear as the Jewish star. This has been an urban legend for years, perhaps they should have changed it, but I felt comfortable as a Jewish man accepting his expalanation. There is probably more of a disservice continuing to perpetuate this type of nonsense than giving any more attention than it has already received.

 

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