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shoes through screen longshot, photo by QuoinMonkey, February, 2007, all rights reserved      boots outside zendo, photo by QuoinMonkey, February 2007, all rights reserved            

Outside the Zendo, Taos, New Mexico, February, 2007, photo © 2007 by QuoinMonkey. All rights reserved.


Topsiders, clogs, sandals, flip-flops, hushpuppies, horseshoes, stilettos, penny loafers, Oxfords, Jellys, mules, platforms, Mary Janes.

Keds, Buster Browns, Doc Martens, Manolo Blahnik, Sorels, Bongos, Wellingtons, Nikes, Keens, Minnetonka Moccasins, Chuck Taylor Converse, Timberland, New Balance, Dansko, Merrells, Reeboks, Adidas, Skechers, Land’s End, Redwings, or PF Flyers.

I want to hear about your favorite shoes. Doesn’t matter how old you were when you wore them or if you still own them. What decade was it? Who made them? What did they look like? Where did they take you?

Details, give me details. Sewn, molded, leather, rubber, suede, rivets, slip-on, snaps, ties, buckles. Corns, bunions, blisters, sweat, cold, ice, leaks, freezing rain.

If you need inspiration go to About Shoes on ShoeInfoNet and read about the Patron Saints of Shoemakers or delve into A History of Your Shoes (after you get to the site, go into: About Shoes, Shoe History on the left sidebar).

Or plug in your old Cassette, 8-Track, or CD loaded with shoe songs: “These Boots Are Made For Walkin'” by Nancy Sinatra, “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins, “Blue Suede Shoes” by Carl Perkins or Elvis Presley, “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes” by Paul Simon, or “Clementine” (an American folk song).

When did you learn to tie your shoes? Name the first pair that let you tie the knot. Tell me about your Ruby Slippers.

What is it about that pair of shoes?


shadow and light, if the shoe fits, photo by QuoinMonkey, February 2007, all rights reserved

 -Shadow and Light, If the Shoe Fits, Taos, February 2007, photo © 2007 by QuoinMonkey. All rights reserved.


-posted on red Ravine,  April 12, 2007

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