OK, so Brinco isn't a real company, it is the imagination of an Argentine artist who decided to design the perfect pair of sneakers for an illegal alien hopping across our southern border. Included on the sneakers are a compass, small flashlight and when you pull the insole out, a map of the US-Mexico border, including marked interstates. The "artist" -- read accessory to a crime -- is giving them away on the Mexico side of the border to those illegal aliens about to break our laws.
For those rich, discriminating illegal aliens who can afford $215 bucks for a pair, you can also buy them in a San Diego boutique shop. No doubt the high price-tag is to further expand her line to include actual border patrol routes and best ways to breach security of our nuclear plants on her next pair of footwear.
A compass and flashlight dangle from one shoelace. The pocket in the tongue is for money or pain relievers. A rough map of the border region is printed on a removable insole.
They are red, white and green, the colors of the Mexican flag. On the back ankle, a drawing of Mexico's patron saint of migrants.
On recent evening in Tijuana, after giving away 50 pairs at a migrant shelter, Werthein waved the insole and pointed to Interstate 8, the main road between San Diego and Phoenix.
"This blue line is where you want to go," Werthein, 38, said in Spanish.
"Good luck! You're all very courageous," she told the cheering crowd of about 50 men huddled in a recreation room after dinner.
"God bless you!" several cried back.
Some get lost -- hence, the compass and map.
"If you get lost," she told the men at the shelter, "just go north."
The "artist" says, when criticized that she is encouraging illegal immigration, "they will cross with or without her shoes".
Just one more reason to build a BIG GIANT DOUBLE FENCE. Then they wouldn't have to worry about dying in the desert or being taken advantage of by "coyotes".