Gallery: Grow Your Own Genetically Engineered Stingray-Leather Sneakers

You don't have to be a genetic scientist to wrangle your own phenotype.

So tell us, are bio-customized sneakers haute or not?

  • 259 Votes HELL NO! Commodifying nature for such a frivolous purpose is beyond contemptible.
  • 29 Votes HELL YES! I can play evil geneticist to my heart's content—or until my wallet runs out.

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5 Responses to “Grow Your Own Genetically Engineered Stingray-Leather Sneakers”

  1. Ben Adam says:

    The handle “evil genius” springs to mind. What a disgusting, despicable thought.

  2. wasabi says:

    Yeah, right. So why can you buy a zebra, cheetah, or other exotic print sting ray hide for around $50? It’s not genetic manipulation, just marketing manipulation taking advantage of improved tanning techniques! But they are cool shoes–if under $200, I’d buy a pair.

  3. Wandav says:

    How is this ecological? And “big idea” thing? Why?! I accept fashion as art, but for such bestiality there is no excuse… Just.. disgusting idea, sorry….

  4. Jasmin Malik Chua says:

    @Wandav: Heard of the phrase “what’s the big idea?” as in “what’s the matter with you?” We’re hardly being complimentary.

  5. wandav says:

    @Jasmin Malik Chua : yeah, after I posted the comment I realised the meaning of Big idea section :) aah awkward moment for me… well first time on this website. but anyway…. when people stop playing gods?!..

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