Saturday, July 04, 2009

Lost Sole Challenge

I'm starting to wonder if I am the only one that sees all these single shoes on the road. This is not the first time I have addressed this isue on my blog . I see at least one single shoe every day on the highway or a street in town. I don't understand where all these shoes come from. Every time I see a shoe on the road, I wonder how it got there.?.....I wonder what story goes with the shoe. If it is a childs shoe like this one, I wonder if a mother is going crazy searching the house for this shoe? Why just one shoe and not the pair of shoes?!

I see shoes on the road all the time. They are just not always in the most convenient places for photographing. But, on occasion, these single shoes are in a location that I feel comfortable enough to stop and photograph them. The particular shoe was spotted in front of the Big Spring High School on 11th place. It was late evening in the summer so I felt very comfortable in stopping and taking a picture of it.

I want to challenge you to be on the look out for single shoes (lost soles) on the road of life. Please take pics and send them to me. This is a July challenge and is in effect until the end of July. At the end of July, I will randomly select a winner for a prize from my store. So, start keeping your camera ready and watch for the single shoe that I know you will see if you just watch for it. It is crazy how many of them are out there.

Here are is a photo collection of a group I started on Flickr on this very topic.

14 comments:

grrl+dog said...

OK,

I am up for this one.

Imagine how many pissed off mums who dscover tyhier kid has lost it's shoe?

We could do a montage, "is this your shoe"

Have you seen this shoe?
On lamp posts..

Oh my...

The head reels with ideas.

priti.lisa said...

You are so right about the shoes. What disturbs me is a lone adult shoe. How does an adult walk out of their shoe and not realize it?! At least I'm not that far gone...Whew!

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

What a mystery indeed? I will be on the look out. Love ya sweetie, Renea

deb did it said...

oh Lesley, when I lived in Mexico the island seemed to be a catch-all for lost soles. In fact a local artist made a hanging mobile with the single sandals he found on the beach, and titled it "Lost Soles" I am in on this one!

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Hmmm, I think you're on to something there. It is strange to see just one - I went through a phase where I kept seeing a pair of running shoes, tied together with the laces and strung up over telephone wires running down the street.

The Fragrant Muse said...

I'll be on the looking for "lost soles", although I find the image of them rather sad.

PCarriker said...

I think the lone shoes must be going in search of the lone socks that disappear from the dryer...

Debbie said...

I never have my camera but I do see those shoes and wonder what their story is.

rhea Calvert said...

Ok, love your new banner first off. Very cute! I love that you are fascinated by the lost soles. It just makes me remember the time mom threw my shoes out the window while driving down the road because I refused to wear the new shoes she bought me in town. So my favorite shoes goes bouncing down that road and I was so disappointed! lol I bet they didn't end up together either! lol

mom said...

Rhea why do you tell such awful tales on your Mom? Lesley I am sending you a picture

Funky Art Queen said...

Funny Rhea Rhea, Mom caught you! Look what she wrote. HEEHEE

Amber said...

I see those shoes all the time and think ....how do you lose one shoe in the middle of the interstate? If by some freak act of nature, I too would lose a shoe out of the window...while driving 75 mph down the highway....I have decided that I would pitch the other shoe out asap....that way.....the shoes would hopefully find their way back together again...

susan said so said...

I'd never really thought about it, but now that I do, I realize I see "lost soles" everywhere!

As a child, I frequently "lost" (actually abandoned) a single shoe from just about every pair I wore one summer - I remember my mother stopping the car on the street near our house, pointing out the window, and saying "Suzi, is that....it is! That's your shoe!" and my immediate thought was, "I should've thrown it in the creek!"

I've had a love/hate relationship with shoes my whole life - love shoes, love to go barefoot.

So, who won the challenge? : )

I'm Susan, btw... come say hi over at my new blog: http://confessionsofasineater.blogspot.com/

randy said...

I think I would win this one, I have 341 lost soles photographed so far, not sure which one I would pick if I had to do just one to you, check out my project,
OneShoeDiaries.com