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Sunday, 1 October 2017
http://www.rushkoff.com/ Douglas Rushkoff's soles were once inhabited by the late American psychologist, writer and advocate of LSD experimentation Timothy Leary.
Rushkoff spent alot of time with him during his final months and shortly before his death told him "your're it"! Figuring that he meant carrying the torch for human autonomy and questioning authority.
Leary kept asking him if there was something of his that he wanted, so after he died, he took the trainers and wore them during his next book tour... literally walking in his shoes.
Rushkoff says that the white KSwiss were something of a trademark for Leary after he got arrested. He had been friends with media theorist Marshall McLuhan, who had recommended Leary to smile whenever he was photographed, particularly while being dragged to court or to jail for his psychedelics advocacy. And to adopt a visual symbol for his unbridled optimism: the white trainer.
Friday, 1 September 2017
As the matron of one of the most important historic homes in England, Debo as she was often called transformed the Chatsworth Estate into a thriving enterprise with her own unique style and personality. The neoclassical palace, located in the peak district of Derbyshire has a farm shop, hotel/restaurant and holds agricultural shows/equestrian events that were initiated by her before she passed away at the ripe age of 94.
These riding soles have been well preserved. They stand gracefully like the late Chatelaine of the house once did.
Tuesday, 1 August 2017
These treasured soles belonged to the 11th Duke of Devonshire. In the exhibition book House Style, Hamish Bowles writes "When the scales of his crocodile John Lobb shoes began to peel off with age, they were carefully sewn on with tiny blanket stitches, whilst his embroidered slippers from the same establishment were so beloved that they were worn until threadbare and patched up with scraps of leather like ancient holy relics"
Saturday, 1 July 2017
I have found that wedges offer more support and comfort than heels. Smitten by these black suede and blood red crocodile soles they were sadly the wrong size!
Thursday, 1 June 2017
They were a gift to herself, to celebrate the 22 paintings she sold for Damian Elwes at the end of last year, in his last exhibition (New Paintings, 2016).
"I wear them to celebrate life and to give me confidence when I am out and about"
Monday, 1 May 2017
Created by the artisan Katerina Mootich of BESPOKE BEAT for the label Mootich these soles are still my favourite ankle boots.
They possess style, comfort and surprise ... the interior flower printed leather lining always makes my day.
Saturday, 1 April 2017
These metallic green soles are loved so much by the owner Marina Mazur that she does not wear them often but when she does she receives many compliments.
Bought around 10 years ago from the shoe designer Olivia Morris's shop on Portobello Road in London she finds they go with a lot of things she wears despite their strong colour.
“They are like jewels on my feet and are timeless!"
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
The Goddess Space www.thegoddesspace.wordpress.com founder Anoushka's sheepskin embroidered soles were meant to be in her life. At first she discovered them in a shop in Camden but her size was not available and was told to come back in a week. Excited she returned and much to her disappointment there were still no slippers in her size. But joy came to her at last while visiting a small village market in the English countryside. The slippers in her size were waiting for her to warmly embrace her feet. “They are magical and keep me grounded!”
Wednesday, 1 February 2017
These well worn dancing soles where found at a friends car-boot stall in Chiswick. It was love at first sight as I quickly tried them on and much to my delight the size was right.
I marvel at the different layers of gold metallic paint with hues of green breaking through the cracked aged leather and wonder about the previous owner. Entertaining thoughts of their movements on the dance floor during this wintry grey rainy day in February.
Sunday, 1 January 2017
These tasseled loafer soles are well preserved because he placed his trust on a good cobbler and believed in a good thorough polish.
They have danced the salsa and merengue on many dance floors and gave my father the license to strut his stuff with class and elegance.
Thursday, 1 December 2016
Photographer Elizabeth Doak's Miu Miu soles were given to her by a dear friend who clearly knows her very well because Elizabeth has a “thing” for red Ric Rac. This zigzag detail makes things look folksy. And she likes that these rather expensive designer shoes look a bit “make do and mend" but she does not wear them.
“They sit on a shelf with pictures of the Queen and a teapot”
Tuesday, 1 November 2016
Fine Art dealer and co- founder of www.2dgalleries.com Florian Daguet-Bresson has great affection for his Lanvin first edition trainers.
He is a fan of the design and finds them elegantly grungy reminding him of his past as a student.
He wears them with suits and calls them his comfort blanket.
Rather than throwing them into the washing machine he carefully wipes them down with a damp sponge.
One of the laces recently tore and instead of replacing them he just tied them together with a knot.
"For me, these soles are more like objects than shoes!"