Dear Kenneth Cole:
Here’s a free idea for you in the name of democracy and freedom of speech. Come out with a new shoe called the Muntadhar, named after the heroic Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zeidi who was just sentenced to three years in prison for throwing his shoes at former President George W. Bush. Take all profits from the shoe and divide them up over two not-for-profit organizations: The Release Muntadhar Fund (if it hasn’t been formed yet perhaps you can charter it) and perhaps something like the the Free Speech Coalition or the ACLU. This is a huge opportunity for Kenneth Cole. You can create a new branded shoe. You can build on the imminent celebrity of Muntadhar. You can get behind a worthy cause. You can stand for something.
Please note that Creativity_Unbound asks for no direct compensation in return for this idea, as long as your profits from the Muntahdar go to worthy causes promoting freedom of speech. You can, however, feel free to credit us for the idea.