Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #161 – Feet and Shoes

This week, Ann Christine leads the challenge: Feet and Shoes.

These colorful Japanses sandels were captured while we traveled in Japan. Almost all the temples and shrines were hard wood floor. So, we are asked to take off shoes and place our shoes on an organized shoe shelf outside of the temple/shrine.

This beautiful pair of sandals was found in the tomb of Tutankhamun, dated 1333 -1323BC.

Dutch clogs date back to the early 13th century in the Netherlands. They were designed to protect the feet of workers.

Some unique, handmade boots in Santa Fe.

Heritage boot offers lots of choices, Austin, Texas:

Forrest Gump’s walking shoes, Big Island, Hawaii:

“It’s not that I need more shoes, but they keep making them in my size.”

When I read this funy quote, I remembered my friend Gloria. She loved shoes, and everybody at work knew her obssession of shoes. She said she had about 300 pairs of shoes and high-heel shoes only; btw, she was 5’8″. When she wanted a pair of shoes, Gloria didn’t buy just a pair, but three or four pairs in different colors without any hesitation. For my curiosity, I actually went shopping with her a couple of times. 🙂

Ann-Christine invites us to share any feet and shoes. Click here to enjoy her fun post of feet and shoes.

Next week, Tina will host for Challenge #162. Be sure to visit her site.

64 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #161 – Feet and Shoes

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  4. What a great selection of photos, Amy! I love the story about your friend Gloria. I use to have a shoe fetish, although I never had that many shoes. These days the only shoes I wear are my Birkenstock sandals and my Ryka sneakers 😉

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  5. I love your varied collection of footwear, especially those Japanese sandals so neatly lined up – they epitomise so much of what I liked about the country! And fascinating to see King Tut’s shoes too 🙂

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  6. Love your variety of shoes, Amy – and farao Tut’s sandals are really outstanding. Such a good idea putting your enemies under your feet…must be a joy giving them a stomp every step you take. ..Love the horse of course! Their shoes are something else.

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  7. Those boots from Santa Fe are quite something!

    In Japan a few years ago I noticed that they had begun handing out bags to put your shoes into when you entered an old castle with wooden floors. Saved them space for shoe racks, I suppose. Also easier if you come out at a different door from the one you entered.

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  8. 300 shoes!! Unbelievable! I’d need an entire storage room for them!! I love your collection of shoes from all over teh world. Wonderful images! The Egyptian sandals are fascinating. I hope you have a good week!

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    • So glad you enjoyed these shoes. I haven’t thought about G’s shoe collection for a while until I was working on this theme. These are the few shoe images I have. 🙂
      I have kept myself busy here.

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  9. I found these photos and the accompanying information fascinating, Amy. I loved the sandals found in Tutankhamen’s tomb. They are really something to view. This was a very fun challenge!

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  10. Dear Amy,
    these handmade boots in Santa Fe are really impressive. Thanks for showing us. That would be something for our dear Master’s birthday.
    What is it with ladies and shoes? We have to have a look at Freud’s writings.
    Of course, 300 pairs means a shoe fetish. Maybe to compensate for a lost grounding.
    All the best
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Thank you for your comment, FFC! These boots from SF are special, lots of details. I like shoes too, but Gloria certainly had obsession with shoes. 🙂

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  11. Hi Amy

    Great photos for this challenge. The shoes from King Tut’s tomb are astounding. The Dutch clogs are so colorful and charming. About those handmade boots in Santa Fe? I spent a few years working in the Oil & Gas industry. Being from the East Coast, I was accustomed to men in professional meetings wearing pin stripe suits and power ties and wingtip loafers. On a business trip to El Paso at a major energy company, we all gathered around a conference table. The men were all professionally dressed, pin stripe suits, power ties and…the most outrageous hand-tooled boots lurked beneath the table. What an amazing and fun sight that was.

    So for my submission, did you know that Great Blue Herons have webbed toes?

    Mute Swans Saturday Night Bath Time

    Best, Babsje

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