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RWG Poetry 28.08.22

William had a thing for shoes
Italian shoes, French shoes, bit loafers, drivers, espadrilles (in the summer), daps and the like
Soft supple leather
                dyed black, brown, tan, or oxblood

Hand crafted art

“Nothing like slipping finely crafted footwear on your dogs,” he’d say
When he passed, he left over 1500 pair of slip-on shoes
Fifteen-hundred pair of shoes and one pair of boots

Full-quill pecan coloured ostrich leather boots… hand-lasted in a classic cowboy shape with…
Angled heels and hand-corded elk skin shafts

Five years later they are still selling the shoes in thrift shops around the Southwest

I kept the boots



Gracias for the inspiration, Jane

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4 thoughts on “RWG Poetry 28.08.22

  1. You reminded me of a chore I had…long ago, when visiting Italy –
    A friend wanted a pair of Italian crafted shoes. Sent me a shoe to take for sizing. I found a shoe maker the first day of my ten day stay…

    (Amazing what we keep and what one can find in thrift stores. In a local place one of the ‘sorters/directors’ of a place found and bought a really good Stetson Cowboy hat. What a bargain.)

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