sidebar 2005.06.22
Man, it took me forever to get the trick of what shoe on what foot...I remember always holding up my feet to my mom and saying "did I get it right?"
--Kirk Thu Jun 23 12:02:35 2005
We won't even discuss how long it took you to learn to tie them, and thus get out of velcro. Thank you Grandma and Grandpa Israel!
--YELM Thu Jun 23 13:05:56 2005
Did they have velcro then or was it just slipon loafers?
--Kirk Thu Jun 23 13:42:16 2005
And then, after college ......
---- EB :) Thu Jun 23 15:25:20 2005
Velcro was just emerging...there were also slip on sneakers with wide elasticized top of the foot inserts...but your Dad prophesied that you'd be receiving your college degree in penny loafers. (Boy, does that date me! Do you know that "penny loafers" are?
--YELM Thu Jun 23 16:45:18 2005
Yeah, I think the term is still bouncing around the collective subconscious...
--Kirk Thu Jun 23 18:02:54 2005
After awhile, I figured out that if they didn't feel comfortable, they were probably on the wrong feet.
--Mr. Lex Fri Jun 24 09:29:21 2005
It took me a very, very long time to learn how to time my shoes. I just couldn't grasp the way my mom was trying to teach me to tie them. I eventually just started tying them in a way that made sense to me, and it's a different way than how most people I know tie there shoes.

I once googled it, and there are a bunch of ways you can tie your shoes, and it didn't make me feel so much of an outcast haha
--Candi Fri Jun 24 11:03:36 2005
Yeah -- -- the guy even has pages and pages of how to LACE shoes, nevermind tie 'em...
--Kirk Fri Jun 24 13:33:18 2005