...I made shoes
I've never really made shoes before, but it turns out I know how.
I've thought about shoes a lot, from wishing we were allowed to wear them inside the house when I was a kid,
to smashing/cutting/ripping up pointe shoes in those dancing years.
Shoes change the stance, the posture, the attitude.
And while it's counter-intuitive, now is the perfect time for new shoes. Here in America, none of us can stray very fair from home, if at all. We're still under semi-lockdown in NYC, but everyone is taking their daily walks.
It's a great time to break in leather shoes.
Walk around the house first - these are very quiet! You won't piss off the downstairs.
Once you feel sit soften up, take it on your short errands and neighbourhood strolls.
Stroll, stroll, stroll.
And by the time it's safe to be out in the world again, your shoes will be fully broken in, ready for whatever lies ahead.