Shoes and the Places They Have Been

I asked 11 high school students to tell me the most interesting place or situation the shoes they had on their feet had been. Then, I took a picture of their shoes, or asked them to take a picture, and compiled what I learned into this article.

1.  Caroline, from Tennessee. Caroline is a sophomore in high school. Her shoes are New Balance 574’s.

Caroline’s shoes have been to the Clayborn Temple in Memphis, TN. The Clayborn Temple is a civil rights site best known as being a safehouse for protesters during the Memphis sanitation strike.

2.  Joung, from Illinois. Joung is a senior in high school. His shoes are Supra Chino’s.

Joung claims the most interesting situation his shoes have been in was falling out of his chair in class at Central High School, thus nearly getting a concussion.

3.  Will, from Illinois. Will is a freshman in high school. His shoes are Vans Old Skool’s.

Will has hiked to the top of a mountain near Charlottesville, VA in his trusty Vans. These Vans have stared Appalachian cliffs in the face.

4.  Sam, from Virginia. Sam is a sophomore in high school. His shoes are Nike Pegasus’.

Sam wore his shoes to Glacier National Park, Montana, and later in the same trip he wore them on a glacier in Canada.

5.  Liara, from Illinois. Liara is a junior in high school. Her shoes are Adidas Cloudfoam’s.

Liara’s shoes have stayed in Champaign, IL the entire time that she has had them.

6.  Larry, from Illinois. Larry is a senior in high school. Larry’s shoes are Timberland boots.

Larry prefers not to say the most interesting situation that his Timberlands have been in, but he did share that he got a pair of Jordan 11’s signed by Kyrie Irving.

7.  Ryan, from Illinois. Ryan is a junior in high school. His shoes are Nike Slides.

Ryan’s slides are very close to his heart. He wears them almost everyday, so his slides have been everywhere that he has. Ryan’s friend, George, likes to jokingly make fun of him for wearing his slides everyday, hence the hand pointing at Ryan’s slides.

8.  Tyler, from Illinois. Tyler is a senior in high school. His shoes are self-customized Jordan 1 Low’s.

Tyler wore these Jordan 1s to North Carolina. He went up in a lighthouse and while exploring the Outer Banks.

9.  Justin, from Illinois. Justin is a sophomore in high school. His shoes are Adidas Cloudfoam’s.

Justin wore his Cloudfoams during a college visit to Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.

10.  George, from Illinois. George is a sophomore in high school. His shoes are Vans Sk8-Hi’s.

George wore his Vans in a river on the beach in Iceland. While that was one of the coolest experiences of his life, it almost ruined the leather on his shoes.

11.  Eric, from Illinois. Eric is a junior in high school. Eric’s shoes are Sperry Boat Shoes.

Eric has worn his Sperry’s in New York City. The most interesting place in New York City that he visited with his Sperry’s was the 9/11 memorial.

 

Graham O’Gorman

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