Seattle: President Barack Obama, speaking at the WFF, World Foot Forum, in Seattle, Washtington, severely criticized the footwear industry for its failure to reduce its carbon footprint.
Obama said the industry has left its shoes untied, and needs to pull up their socks to how some significant improvement.
Several footwear experts, reacted with anger. One speaking off the record, indicated that Obama should smell his own feet, before criticizing others.
The man, who it was later established, does not have a college degree, was actually referring to the actual smell of Obama's feet, and not in a metaphorical sense.
Obama is under continued pressure. He recently announced his intention to install several Asian squat toilets in the New York subway system.
He is giving personal hygiene a whole new definition.
Rumors that Obama further intends to initiate fainting system where people will be forced to smell their own shoes instead of paying a fine, has been met with a mixed fanfare.
Greenpeace activists fear that crime wil increase for for foot fetish lovers.
Ronnie Gibbons,a retired fitter and turner, compared the current situation to a rumored gay cult in the late 70s who would commit crimes on purpose in order to meet other men in prison.
He later referred to it as speed dating in the 70s.