Wordless Wednesday...That “Shoe” Was a Good Walk!

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Wordless Wednesday...That “Shoe” Was a Good Walk!


Another shoe!  We’ve found them on our walks along Delray Beach, at Green Cay Wetlands, and every other park where we’ve walked.

It makes me wonder about the back story. This particular shoe looks like it belongs to a child. You know how chaotic it can get when you’re trying to get everyone and everything in the car before you leave!  


I also wonder about all of the “alone” shoes out there.  How in the world could they possibly be matched up with another shoe once their other shoe is gone?  


I guess they may never reunite with their sole mate.  (I’m sorry...I couldn’t resist)


Comments (27)

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun / golfArizona@cox.net

Maybe it is the same person who is taking that one sock from us?  Thanks for the post, we are half way to the weekend.  Have a productive Hump Day.  Bill

Nov 03, 2021 06:21 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What about a pair of shoes.  I remember seeing a pretty green pair of sandals on a walk in Hawaii.  They were there several days in a row.  And then there are shoes that some hoist up into the power lines, that just hang there...Where is that Sole Mate?  A

Nov 03, 2021 07:13 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

We are now in the lost glove season in Maryland. I have frequently found a single lost glove in front of our home. I stick the gloves up on our fence for walkers to see but most of the time they are never claimed.

Nov 03, 2021 09:22 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, that is baffling, as if WE lose a shoe, definitely know you are missing a shoe!  Maybe not a kid though.

Nov 03, 2021 09:24 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

So, someone must have hung the shoe on that pipe. Maybe it was a FOOT tall?

Nov 03, 2021 10:58 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy are the shoes entitled for government compensation since they have been separated???🤪

Nov 03, 2021 03:36 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - Rick and I were walking on a trail to a beach in Maui and off the trail I noticed this pair of giant shoes.  I couldn't believe how big they were.  I had no idea how long they were left there. But as you can see, they were pretty beaten up!

Yes...that is my foot next to the shoe!

Maui Giant Shoes

Nov 03, 2021 04:56 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wayne Martin I always wonder about the back story and I can see how a shoe could get left behind. 

Norma J. Elkins thank you and I agree...we need anything that will make us smile. 

Nov 03, 2021 05:15 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Kat Palmiotti we saw them all of the time when we walked along Delray.  It's easy to see how parents might overlook them when packing the kiddies up to leave. 

Dorie Dillard Austin TX I agree. We made it through 2020 only to be slammed in the face with a bus load of negativity. 

Nov 03, 2021 05:21 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Brian England I wonder if people ever drive back to where they were to see if they might find the shoe!

Michael Jacobs right up your alley...right!!

Nov 03, 2021 05:25 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Liked your riddle Nina Hollander, Broker   I don't think a week went by in Delray that we didn't find some flip-flop or shoe on the beach or sidewalk. 

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog  People always leave the shoe or whatever they find in a place where someone might find it. Maybe this one will be reunited someday. 

Nov 03, 2021 05:32 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Ron and Alexandra Seigel oh yes...I've seen shoes thrown over the power lines too. And we would see all sorts of toys left on the beach as well. 

Roy Kelley I never thought of gloves!!!!  We still have warm weather. Hope that you and Chef Dolores are doing well. 

Nov 03, 2021 05:37 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Joan Cox the parents I'd see at the beach certainly had their hands full with getting the kids in the car and everything else as well. 

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I think a walker or one of the park service people did. 

Nov 03, 2021 05:42 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

George Souto they will no doubt be given a sum every month to just be there. They are not obligated to work. If the shoe falls off and causes someone to trip, they cannot be sued or go to jail. 

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® oh my gosh those are huge!!!!!  Now I can see losing one shoe but how do you lose a whole pair???

Nov 03, 2021 05:45 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Kathy we've seen the oddest things along the hiking trails in our neck of the woods over the years!  People are kind to make 'it' as noticeable as possible.  Who knows if anyone ever picked up some of that stuff that lost it anyway!!

Nov 03, 2021 06:06 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

And I sit here wondering - where is Ed Sullivan when you really need him?

Nov 03, 2021 10:16 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well Kathy I loved your post and then when I read all the comments,....well there was nothing left for me to say it has all been said above:))))Endre

Nov 03, 2021 10:51 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I really enjoy your thought process. Thank you for sharing Kathy...

Nov 04, 2021 02:06 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

At the health club where I swim I am often taken by the number of swim goggles, sandals, flip flops, towels, etc., that get left behind!  It isn't only the kids who forget their stuff. Many adults do as well!

Nov 04, 2021 07:26 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I often wonder how a shoe gets left behind.

But we do have our own story on the subject...

Once after visiting relatives in NJ Rick realized a favorite flip flop was missing. He threw the remaining flop out when we got home. Days later his sister texted to say she found his missing flop in the parking lot where we had been. He had no choice but to tell her to trash it. That was a couple of years ago and he still comments quite often when wearing other flip flops that they just aren't the same.

Nov 07, 2021 07:21 AM