In the ongoing effort to combat the greenhouse effect, the European Union has drafted legislation which would ban some types of... shoes.
Sports shoes with air pockets filled with so-called F-gases will be banned from sale within the 25-nation bloc under the proposed legislation.
"F-gases have huge global warming potential -- in some cases almost 24,000 times that of carbon dioxide," EU Environment Commissioner Margot Wallstrom said in a statement. "By agreeing this legislation, member states have once again taken concrete action to fight climate change.
The proposed legislation would also put restrictions on the use of F-gases in refrigerators, fire extinguishers and automobile air conditioners... but you know it's the shoes that will be in all of the headlines.