• Ah, the work-boot; iconic, manly, utilitarian and usually made from dead cows. Shudy, however,  is an Italian conceptual shoe company injecting cool colored plastics into a work-boot mold while injecting some cool compassion into a traditionally cruel item:

• A perfect place to wear these boots would be on a tour of Alaska, unless big oil destroys the Arctic Wildlife Refuge first…. With the 50th anniversary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge only weeks away, President Obama has the opportunity to make a real statement: America will not submit to the follies of the past or the whims of the present when it comes to protecting one of our country’s great wild places.

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A National Monument designation is a fitting celebration of the past, present and future of this iconic American wilderness — and will help protect it from Big Oil’s attacks. Sign the petition!