Every day this month the Londonist team will be pointing you in the direction of a Christmas present that (with a bit of luck) you won't already have on your list. Climb up onto our collective lap and we'll see what we can move from our sack to your stockings...
Annie Mole brought these special hi-tops, made of rescued old public transport moquette fabric, to our attention. The concept is brilliant - as she says, "seats on feet". London Transport moquette has always tickled our fancy and we liked what the Transport Museum did with their furniture range. The hard wearing, iconic patterned fabric seems perfect for footwear and we definitely approve the recycling ethic behind them: "they incorporate recycled tyre rubber in the soles, restored Tube and bus seat textiles in the uppers and re-used leather cheque book wallets in the trim". If the wallets were collected from the Lost Property Office, then even better.
The First Bus shoe is currently reduced to £70 but tube lines or British Rail will set you back the price of a monthly Zone 1-2 travelcard.
That said, they'd complement a stylish new Oyster card holder and friends membership to the LTM so if you're feeling flush you can buy online although you may not get them in time for Christmas day, now, unless you ring them up and be ever so charming.