My first guest donation to the Abandoned Shoes Project © from someone other than me.
Thanks to Stephanie from Pistachio for her donation of this snazzy pair of trainers from near her home in Dovercourt/Bloor area of Toronto.
Looks like the Tin Man or some robot exploded nearby with those bars and springs…
Anyone else noticing perfectly usable discarded footwear near them?
Another pair, found a week later, on Dewson Street. I guess with summer coming they don’t need their boots?
In the past few months I have been noticing pairs of shoes left in the outdoors, snug, together, as if in the closet or by the door. They all look wearable and usable, but alone and apparently un-claimed. Here’s a pair from yesterday.
This pair was at Bondi Beach, a short walk from the beach, near the showers. A warm winter day with some people still swimming and playing in the surf. No-one anywhere near them, which was odd as there were many people who would have considered taking them for themselves in the area.
But it’s not the first time.
it’s the 7th pair I have noticed in two months.
Here’s the pair that started it off, found in the Domain, across the roads from the Art Gallery of NSW.
Sitting tidily at the side of the park, as if their wearer came from the road, slid them off and ran into the grassy park, never to need shoes again. SO between late April and yesterday I have 6 pairs to show you, listed here, in order. Each one must have a story of its’ own, a narrative that digs deep into someone else’s life. These shoes tell more than any Manolo Blahnik could.