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It was tough. There were little things. They made regular 25-mile marches. I made two or three 25-mile marches in the army and I was broken down for days after it. They made them frequently, and when you were issued a pair of shoes in the northern army, they weren’t left foot and right foot, they were the same foot. You wore them into being a left-foot shoe or a right-foot shoe. And when you imagine making 25-mile marches with inferior footwear, let alone barefoot, the way many Confederates were, it’s unbelievable the way they could function. Shelby Foote, The Civil War: Men at War essay
Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world. Marilyn Monroe, attributions & variations, possibly Midler, ‘Give a girl the correct footwear and she can conquer the world’
It is totally impossible to be well dressed in cheap shoes. Hardy Amies, English couturier
I want your goddamned shoes. Rob the Mob 2014 starring Michael Pitt & Andy Garcia & Nina Arianda & Ray Romano & Griffin Dunne & Michael Rispoli & Rank Whaley & Burt Young & Yul Vasquez & Samira Wiley & Bill Raymond & Adam Trese et al, director Raymond de Felitta, robbery
Before 1800 there were no separately designed shoes for right and left feet. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 2006
Japanese police arrested 45-year-old Ichiro Irie in October 2003 – after 440 women’s shoes were found in his home. ‘I have always been interested in women’s feet,’ he explained to police. They remained baffled, however, about his preference for left feet. ibid.
Women are forbidden from wearing patent leather shoes, lest men see reflections of their underwear. ibid.
Northampton: and what they were good at here was shoes ... They have been making shoes here at Crockett & Jones since 1879. Mark Williams, More Industrial Revelations s2e2: What to Wear? Discovery 2005
There was an old woman who lived in a shoe. Gammer Gurton’s Garland, 1784
And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground. Exodus 3:5
Manager: Mr Malone, your shoes are gone.
Kevin: They were stolen?
Manager: No, destroyed. When the bag was opened by our shoe shine, the smell overcame him. I too smelled them and made the choice that they must be thrown away. Incinerated actually.
Kevin: But that was my only pair of shoes.
Manager: It became a safety issue, sir. The Office US s6e4: Niagara I, NBC 2009
I can’t concentrate in flats! Victoria Beckham, 2013
I had no shoes, and I felt sorry for myself until I met a man who had no feet. I took his shoes. Now I feel better. George Carlin, When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? 2004
You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet. Christian Dior
I played in a new pair of shoes one day and they wore big blisters on my feet. The next day we came up short of players, a couple of men hurt and one missing ... I tried it with my old shoes on and just couldn’t make it. He told me I’d have to play anyway, so I threw away the shoes and went to the outfield in my stockinged feet ... They picked it up and started calling me Shoeless Joe all around the league, and it stuck. I never played the outfield barefoot, and that was the only day I ever played in my stockinged feet, but it stuck with me. Shoeless Joe Jackson
Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally. Christian Louboutin
There is no unhappier creature on earth than a fetishist who yearns to embrace a woman’s shoe and has to embrace the whole woman. Karl Kraus, Aphorisms and More Aphorisms, 1909
I always used to put my right boot on first, and then obviously my right sock. Barry Venison
What do women want? Shoes. Mimi Pond
Friedman’s Shoes, located in downtown Atlanta, is without question the number one shoe store for athletes around the country. Friedman’s Shoes, ESPN short 2016
In 1972 Bruce Teilhaber took out loans and bought Friedman’s from his father-in-law, hiring his brother and four sons as employees. ibid. caption
The word got out: big people know big people. ibid. owner
I’ve spend between half a million and a million dollars on shoes. And it was well worth it. ibid. Shaq
In its peak years during the 1980s and ’90s Friedman’s annual revenue was as high as $6 million. ibid.
Friedman’s Shoes is now fighting to stay alive. Brett hopes the internet can be a cornerstone of a comeback. ibid.