I’m *so* not a shoe person. Hats, scarves, purses — yes, please! But shoes? I am almost embarrassed to admit that I loathe going shoe shopping, and nine times out of ten, buy for comfort rather than style 😉 I left crisp autumn weather in NYC (my favorite!) a few weeks ago to fly down to FL for work. Last night, I arrived off the plane in flip flops and froze my butt off waiting in the taxi line, wondering how winter arrived so quickly while I was away. So this morning, I decided to dig out my winter shoe collection to brave the frigid streets when I realized I brought most of them to Goodwill last spring, vowing to buy stylish new shoes when winter came around again. Ugh. So I pulled on the one pair of black boots I had kept and ran out the door for a dentist appointment about a half hour walk away.
Have you ever noticed when you are fixated on something, it’s all you can see?! Pretty quickly into my walk, all I was paying attention to were people’s shoes! I remembered my 30 minutes project was due tomorrow, so I used my iPhone to “shoot from the hip” and document New Yorkers’ shoes, walking down Madison Avenue. (Hey, the best camera is the one you have with you, right?)
I was pleased to note that most of the shoes walking by were not, in fact, super stylish, but rather looked warm and comfortable. There were several fashionistas walking in stiletto boots, some brave soles walking in ballet flats (with no tights in 30 degree weather!), many, many pairs of Uggs (are these still cool?), workout shoes, uber-cool European tourists wearing their uber-cool European sneakers, snake-skin boots, MaryJane orthopedics, workman’s boots, and even a dog wearing booties! Is it surprising that most of the men had near-identical brown loafers on? They have it so easy… Anyway, it was a fun little walk and I’m feeling a little more inspired to do some shoe shopping tomorrow 😉 Wish me luck!
Psst! Now that you’ve joined me for a little walk down Madison Avenue, go check out the next photographer in our group’s take on the “30 minutes” project! It’s once again, Summer K, the very best wedding and family photographer in all of Ohio! She is so sweet and her beautiful photos from the countryside in Ohio always make me smile!