Brinco

Judi Werthein in collaboration with Mexican migrants
Courtesy of the artist and InSite05

Shoes designed for illegal Mex/US border crossings. An Argentine artist has designed a line of sneakers called “Brinco” (from Spanish Brincar, to jump) for immigrants who are sneaking accross the Mexican border:

“The shoe includes a compass, a flashlight because people cross at night, and inside is included also some Tylenol painkillers because many people get injured during crossing,” Werthein says...

An Aztec eagle is embroidered on the heel. On the toe is the American eagle found on the US quarter, to represent the American dream the migrants are chasing.

A map - printed on the shoe’s removable insole - shows the most popular illegal routes from Tijuana into San Diego.