Tuesday, 16 April 2013


It would not be an exaggeration to say that the Red Dirt Girl and I share some laughs over shoes. Her blog, the one I first read, posted pictures of the shoes and boots she liked, along with the poetry she loves. She had, just before my arrival, taken possession of a pair of extremely neat red lace-ups, which I admire greatly.

It would not be an inexactitude to suggest I was a just a tiny wee bit jealous of her for having such cool footwear.........
I had always wanted a pair of shoes with toes in them, so I threw common-sense to the wind, and went ahead and bought some Vibram Five Fingers. They're silly, but comfortable, and allow me to hang upside-down like a fruit-bat, using my prehensile toes.

Okay. I lied. I can't hang upside down using my toes, but I can leave strange footprints in the mud.

Not to be outdone, the Red Dirt Girl's youngest son (12) just came home from school with  this cool footwear made out of duct-tape over socks, by his schoolfriend. Kelyn.

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  1. Nice shoes all around! But me, I'm going in the other direction. I've already decided to reward myself with a pair of Hokas when I finish my first 100k.


    Enjoy kids continue to enjoy your wicker chairs And I'll enjoy my La-Z-Boy!

    Glad y'all had fun. That visa will be in in no time!

  2. Women and footwear... Before you know it you've married an Imelda Marcos :-).

  3. Without the use of my trusty old solar-powered Casio calculator, which finally died and I have never been much of a count with an abacus, there is no way for me to determine just how many pairs shoes my wife has went through in the 19 years of our marriage. Whereas, I have had five pairs, counting the two pairs of boots I had when we tied the knot. Sigh.

  4. I'm planning a shoe sculpture at the RDG's house. There seems to be not one but several Imeldas in residence, and the crates of stuff in the garage? Who knows how many shoes...

    In reality, she's not at all bad about shoes, she's a thoughtful shopper. She loves to see nice shoes, look at them in stores, feel them in her hands, but if I offer to buy them for her, she'll say "No, I'd never wear them"

    We went into a western-boot store in Austin. If I was planning a career as a country and western star, that's where I'd start. she liked a pair in red leather, tooled, embroidered....reduced to only $499....
    This though, is a girl whose footwear favourites are her Doc Martin boots, her Chuck-Taylor Converse Allstar sneakers, and now, I guess, her ultra-cool soft red-leather lace-ups.

  5. It's a shoe-in that you've having a truly wonderful time over there, Soub! :)


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