Shoes – The Gallery

Old boots

I’m terrible with shoes and boots, I’ve always been hard on them but this pair of boots you see to your right have been in my life now since, oh let me think, probably around the same time as Megan my daughter and she’ll be 21 in a couple of weeks. They were Made (and bought) in Italy which probably accounts for the excellent workmanship and die hard life they are leading and boy have they walked some miles with me.

They’ve been back and forth from the UK to Italy on numerous occasions and when I spotted all the celebs male and female sporting the same style last year with the tongue hanging out and only laced up half way I was over the moon. I mean Gok Wan must have spotted me and turned them into a fashion statement. I never lace them to the top as it takes too long, so long as the laces don’t get in the way you’re fine and I never paid the extortionate amount of money top shops and boutiques were asking last year for a pair either.

I never want to be parted with these boots and shall be absolutely mortified when they do finally have to be thrown out. I thought it would be nice to add this lovely song about walking in someone else’s shoes by Joe Smith. If we all spent a moment contemplating how it is in others shoes then maybe we wouldn’t be so hasty to criticise and be hurtful.

And of course I couldn’t let this opportunity pass without a photo of the girls getting ready to leave the house in the morning for preschool and closing the velcro on their shoes.

Learning to put own shoes onIf I could be you, if you could be me
For just one hour, if we could find a way
To get inside each other’s mind
If you could see you through my eyes
Instead your own ego I believe you’d be
I believe you’d be surprised to see
That you’ve been blind

Walk a mile in my shoes
just walk a mile in my shoes
Before you abuse, criticize and accuse
Then walk a mile in my shoes

Now if we spend the day
Throwin’ stones at one another
‘Cause I don’t think, ’cause I don’t think
Or wear my hair the same way you do
Well, I may be common people
But I’m your brother
Blogging photography workshopAnd when you strike out
You’re tryin’ to hurt me
It’s hurtin’ you, Lord HAVE mercy

Walk a mile in my shoes
just walk a mile in my shoes
Before you abuse, criticize and accuse
Then walk a mile in my shoes

Now there are people on reservations
And out in the ghetto
And brother there, but, for the grace of God
Go you and I,
If I only had wings of a little angel
Don’t you know, I’d fly
To the top of a mountain
And then I’d cry, cry, cry

Walk a mile in my shoes
just walk a mile in my shoes
Before you abuse, criticize and accuse
Then walk a mile in my shoes

6 Comments

  1. Multiple Mummy
    September 7, 2011 / 5:48 PM

    They look loved boots! Are the girls shoes matching or do they have different tastes? Love the lyrics!

  2. SAHMlovingit
    September 7, 2011 / 6:20 PM

    Those boots look fab and well loved. It’s great when you have a pair of shoes or boots that feel part of you :)

  3. September 7, 2011 / 5:43 PM

    Great boots! When I was a student, I lived in Dr Martens – I wish I still had a pair now, the memories they hold!! So nice to hear the girls are getting on well too! Emma :)

  4. September 7, 2011 / 8:13 PM

    I love that poem! This is a great post and really covers the miles!!

  5. Funky Wellies
    September 8, 2011 / 7:01 AM

    I love your old boots, they have “history” written all over them! The photo of your girls is very cute, and glad the preschool start can be called a success! :)

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