I'm sure they were always there and this phenomenon is not new, but for the last few years I have begun to notice many, many single shoes lying on the highways, city streets, and neighborhood roads. One shoe in the middle of the road. There are big, dirty, worn out, man looking shoes. Then, there are the tiny, toddler looking shoes. Children's shoes are often what I see. That causes me to think of the frantic mother looking all over the house in the morning to get that kid to school or daycare. Funny how I don't recall seeing any women's stylish shoes. Perhaps that is because women cherish their shoes.
When I see these shoes, I wonder how they got there. Did someone open the car door to shut it better and it fell out? Or did a toddler throw it out the window when mother was not looking? Did it fall out of the back of a truck or travel trailer/boat. Why is there always just one? Why don't both shoes end up together? I know this is strange, but I think I may be on to some kind of strange phenomenon. Have you ever noticed this? Remember, if you do notice this in the near future, snap a photo and send it to me as I am starting a collection. What for? Why not?
Here is a picture of my first photo (not my first sighting) of a single shoe on the road, discovered today on a neighborhood street by my home.
I'm gonna start a flickr group on this subject albeit a lonely one and see what happens. Remember to always keep that camera ready. You never know when you will see a Lost Sole. Come and join this group at Flickr! It is called "Lost Sole" and add your pics.