Shoe of the day! #1

I don’t know why or how it happens, but Dustin and I are always seeing single abandoned shoes. We see them even more moving slowly via bicycle. To commemorate the weirdness of losing just one shoe, we’re going to do a shoe of the day series for your enjoyment.

Feel free to comment with hypothesis about how the shoe got there and the circumstances surrounding its separation from its shoe mate.


About Chelsea A.

A slow rolling cyclist looking to be an active participant in my own life. Interested in straw bale building, Wayne's World, books on tape, and taking it all one day at a time.

Posted on June 2, 2014, in Shoe Of The Day. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. A shoe looking for it’s missing sock… in the world of missing socks….


  2. these are the shoes your suppose to tie to the back of the car when you leave for your honeymoon and don’t forget to collect those carefully placed tin can’s that are left for you. life is just full of little treasures you collect along the way!


  3. They knew you’d be writing a blog about them and are doing everything to get your attention so they could be pictured as the Shoe of the Day!


    • I like this theory, Kimberly. Shoes with ego! So much ego they’re willing to be spider nests until their day in the spotlight (re: my super popular blog) arises! Humble ego servants πŸ™‚

      I love what each shoe says about the surrounding area and the people who live there.


  4. Christine Lapointe

    poor lost sole…..


  5. Keep the posts coming!!! I am so excited to read them and live vicariously through you and Dustin.

    Also, this shoe has dog poo on it and, rather than dealing with it, the owner left it for someone else to deal with.


  6. Okay, so I am thinking that maybe instead of using crumbs to find their way home they are using shoes….. Kinda hard for the birds to eat the shoes; although they didn’t expect you and Dustin to come upon them and start moving them so now they will never find their way home πŸ™‚


    • Oh, not to worry, Shannon — we never touch the shoes. We don’t want to disturb the spider nests and dried poo and….whatever else…is residing in them. We simply observe them in their natural habitat from a safe distance. Kind of like and eagle. But way less awesome.

      I like your breadcrumbs theory. That opens a door for a whole other line of story– where do the breadcrumbs lead??


  7. That shoe clearly got stood up and is trying to not look awkward sitting by itself.


    • I think that shoe up on the Seattle podium is probably the most artistic shoe we’ve seen yet. Like it’s Duchamp’s urinal or something…. Someone made a shoe sacrifice in the name of ART!

      (Or maybe their gym bag just had a loose effed up zipper. Or, like you said, this shoe got shoe dumped and is trying to look natural and not like a chump drinking white wine alone.)


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