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When Thousands of Dudes Design a Shoe?

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One of our favorite episodes of This American Life features a segment detailing a scientist's attempt to create the "most wanted song in the world" by using surveys from thousands of people who revealed what elements make them like a song. We thought about this when we read a recent email about a Hermosa Beach shoe company named Tweak, and their Mythical shoe launch -- these shoes were supposedly created by committee (admittedly, a very specific committee of young 'uns, mainly guys, between the ages of 15 - 25). These shoes have a guitar pick holder, a flap on the heel, and wings?which reminds us of the episode of the Simpsons where Danny DeVito lets Homer design a car, to some pretty spectacular consequences. [This American Life, Tweak]