Over the weekend, I did some spring cleaning and in our spare room, I came across an old shoe box that needed emptying. As I rummaged through this weathered old assortment of Cons, Adidas, Skechers and boots, I was surprised at how vividly some memories came back to me that were associated with each pair.
There were shoes I wore when I visited Scotland, Japan, New Zealand and Brunei. Runners that I remember wearing when we were exploring Sydney and getting lost in Melbourne for the first time. I even found Jen’s old Cons that she wore on our wedding day.
The surprising fondness I developed for some of these smelly old pairs of shoes made me decide to photograph them for posterity before I let them go.