Monday, January 23, 2017

Thematic Photographic 398 - Footwear

Hey now, you're an all-star
London, ON
December 2016
Some designs are timeless, and I'm going to go out on a limb and conclude that the Converse All-Stars fit the  bill. These are the running shoes - sorry, sneakers - we all wore before athletic shoes became a multibillion-dollar business, before triple-digit prices for the latest superstar-endorsed Nikes became the norm.

But here's the thing: Those old shoes never quite went away. And while I'd never consider pairing up some LeBron-themed kicks with a suit, I did come [this close] to wearing red All-Star hi-tops - like the shoe on the right - to my wedding. Somewhere in our album, there's even a picture of me wearing them. My wife wisely suggested I change out of them before the actual ceremony.

So, back to this week's Thematic theme, footwear. Shoes don't just protect us from stepping on icky stuff on the streets. They tell stories about us. They evoke powerful memories. They make us smile. And for the next week, I hope we'll be able to return the favor with a few pictures.

Your turn: Take a picture that supports this week's footwear theme, then share it on your blog, website or social media account (or simply point to something you may have already posted.) Leave a comment here letting everyone know where to find it. Repeat through the week, and pop in on other participants to spread the photographic joy. Click here if you're new to Thematic. Otherwise, have at it. And have fun!


fredamans said...

Nice Cons!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I'm afraid I need much better support for my aging feet, even if my son doesn't.
Here's mine:

Michèle et Jean-Claude said...

Here is my booty contribution this week!

Bob Scotney said...

Hopefully I didn't put my foot in it.

21 Wits said...

Sweet kickers you've shared! Here is my footwear post

Eva said...

Here's mine