a new pair of old shoes
My love for antique and vintage shoes began a few years ago when I bought 50+ pairs that came from the basement of McLean’s Shoes when they closed their doors.
Most of the shoes were from the 1890′s to 1940, and most were still unworn.
As I pulled out Florsheim boots that had never been laced up, much less worn,
extraordinarily slim boots with silver-banded Louis heels,
button-up mary janes with silver & pink bows,
and galoshes with original price tags,
I was captured by their new-shoe scent, stacked wooden heels, real leather soles & hand-sewn stitches.
Captured by the beauty of these pieces of art…
I still enjoy the thrill of finding & shooting a new pair of old shoes.