I perused the Toms website longingly for years before I finally saw a pair I couldn’t live without. And once I purchased them, their first major outing was the Czech Republic. With Martin. Who enjoys dragging me on 15 mile long tourist visits around Prague. Needlesstosay, the heels of my Toms are no more.
Then they went to London. Where they got drenched. And the insole came loose on the right one — this is nice when it comes to getting them to dry.
So then I had a pair of shoes that I’d only owned for two months that were virtually destroyed. This would have been ok if they were like $5. And if I didn’t love them so much. Of course, neither of these things are true. So they have since been rebuilt with air mattress patches, superglue, chitenji fabric, thread, and additional insoles.
Being that I love the shoes so much, I want more. Unfortunately, my budget doesn’t exactly allow for that. So when I saw €5 espadrilles at a store here, I thought, close enough! And these ones I can paint!
I thought I was going to go for an aboriginal/Australian theme with local slang and bright colors.
Then I finished off the Babylonian section of the Pergamon.
Maybe I should be going for more of a Babylonian influence for my espadrille canvas….
This lasted until I went through the Islamic Art section of the Pergamon.
Ah, decisions, decisions. Most likely, I’ll be waiting until I pack my suitcases to go home to make sure that my €5 espadrilles make the cut before making any final decisions about which culture I’ll be embracing upon my feet.