A Waste of the Red-Soled Heels

On July 27 and August 14 customs agents seized 20,457 pairs of fake Christian Louboutin shoes at the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport. The five shipments came from China and could have brought $18 million if they had reached the online and underworld markets.

The worst part is the shoes are going to be destroyed. I understand the reasoning, but it seems like such a waste. Couldn’t we donate these to less privileged people who need shoes or would it seem too weird to see the homeless people around the world walking around in red-soled heels?

*Not fact or fiction, these are just my musings.

Born in La Mirada, California, Melissa M. Garcia has lived most of her life in the sometimes gritty, but always entertaining landscape that is Southern California. She graduated from California State University in Long Beach with a degree in English/Literature. Garcia is the author of the Luc Actar crime series (including Falling Angels and Chasing Demons) and the Death Valley Mystery series (Stranger: A Death Valley Mystery). She has also published an e-book collection, Faith Departed: Short Stories of Mystery, Crime, and Despair.


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