Wow. Will I hurt your feelings if I admit to having forgotten about this blog (and, by direct connection, all of you loyal readers)? I know I made some promises to get back to posting a little more than a year ago. I wasn't able to make it happen. Life got in the way, and that's really all I care to say about it. For what it's worth, I'm sorry if anyone out there was counting on me only to be let down.
Rest assured my interest in trashed and abused women's shoes hasn't waned. Not one bit. My passion is still as strong as it ever was, even if I haven't been sharing it here. As I got myself back into the eBay scene this afternoon, I decided to check out this long-neglected/forgotten blog to see if it was still live... still being read... and hopefully not overrun with spam comments. Sure enough, it's pretty much exactly as I left it, albeit with some inspiring comments that got me thinking... shit, I really start posting again! So I will. It might take me a little while to get some really good new material but I think I can make it work now whereas I wasn't able to make it work a year ago.
In the meantime, I figured I'd share something with you, thanks to a comment made by one of you about Keds. YouTube has become one of my favorite sources for keeping my passion alive, and I'm always on the lookout for videos of women walking in shoes with broken heels. If you search for candid shoeplay, you might be impressed with what you find. The things women do to their shoes when they're not aware anyone is looking? Priceless. Also priceless? This video.
Actually, there are a lot of videos, just like this one. If you're a fan of Keds and/or Adidas sneakers, you'll be on Cloud Nine, or something like that. This YouTube user used to have an even more impressive collection of videos but at some point in the last year or so, they all disappeared and were replaced with new ones. Of particular interest to me was a pair of the most beat-down, destroyed Keds you'd ever hope to see. The videos of those shoes are gone but these are almost as good.
It's a miracle those things are holding together, isn't it? Each time I watch one of the videos, I'm fully expecting the shoes to completely fall apart, unable to hold themselves together for another tortured moment. Whoever designed/made these shoes should be impressed by the quality of their own craft. It's as if they could give a pair of beefy Doc Martens a run for their money. Now, there is something a bit strange about these videos, especially going by what I once knew. The shoes aren't always being worn by a woman, or at least I'm pretty sure of that. I think the boyfriend posts the videos and sometimes he's the one featured in the videos, squeezing his feet (which must be pretty small) into the poor Keds. Maybe that doesn't matter much to you. After all, I posted videos of myself wearing high heels! Just a word of warning though, depending on how you decide to be, um, inspired by all of this.
Anyway, keep your eyes on the blog for something new.