Walk On

Walk On

They don't make these shoes anymore. Luckily, we have the interweb.

What does a shoe store owner in England do with a pair of shoes that have been collecting dust and taking up space on a shelf in a back room? Why, sell it to some guy on the west coast of Canada, of course.

The guy in Canada recently dug out an old pair of his favorite shoes that had not fared so well with time. 'Hmm, I wonder if it's possible to find these somewhere' he thought. Although, they've been out of production for at least ten years.

Enter the webernet. Get on ebay, find shoes, buy. Pay less to have them shipped across the planet than I can get new shoes here.

As for the photo, I placed the shoes on a hidden stand in front of a white backdrop that was lit with two lamps to give the background an almost blown out look. I then hit the shoe with a flash to give it a little pop. I put the shot in the "manipulated" category because of the B&W conversion and the clean up that I did to the shoe. The seam between the soul and the top had a rather ugly glue line (I said they were my favorite, not the most well made) and I had to clean up a lot of the stitching. I also cloned out a bunch of the dust that was on the black parts, but left most of the small lint because it gives it a little texture.

More on the shoe, it's entirely made up of non-animal products and has a little carrot symbol embroidered on it to say so. Honestly, that wasn't one of the reasons that I bought them originally, but it's cool to know. If anyone in the shoe industry is listening: I wish they made shoes like this now.

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Camera: E990
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 8.2 mm
35mm Focal Length: ? mm
Exposure: 1/120 sec
Aperture: f 7
ISO: 100


Taken: 2006-08-04 23:55:07
Posted: 2006-08-03 | 23:35





Walk On

Walk On

They don't make these shoes anymore. Luckily, we have the interweb.

What does a shoe store owner in England do with a pair of shoes that have been collecting dust and taking up space on a shelf in a back room? Why, sell it to some guy on the west coast of Canada, of course.

The guy in Canada recently dug out an old pair of his favorite shoes that had not fared so well with time. 'Hmm, I wonder if it's possible to find these somewhere' he thought. Although, they've been out of production for at least ten years.

Enter the webernet. Get on ebay, find shoes, buy. Pay less to have them shipped across the planet than I can get new shoes here.

As for the photo, I placed the shoes on a hidden stand in front of a white backdrop that was lit with two lamps to give the background an almost blown out look. I then hit the shoe with a flash to give it a little pop. I put the shot in the "manipulated" category because of the B&W conversion and the clean up that I did to the shoe. The seam between the soul and the top had a rather ugly glue line (I said they were my favorite, not the most well made) and I had to clean up a lot of the stitching. I also cloned out a bunch of the dust that was on the black parts, but left most of the small lint because it gives it a little texture.

More on the shoe, it's entirely made up of non-animal products and has a little carrot symbol embroidered on it to say so. Honestly, that wasn't one of the reasons that I bought them originally, but it's cool to know. If anyone in the shoe industry is listening: I wish they made shoes like this now.

no geodata found

EXIF

Camera: E990
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 8.2 mm
35mm Focal Length: ? mm
Exposure: 1/120 sec
Aperture: f 7
ISO: 100


Taken: 2006-08-04 23:55:07
Posted: 2006-08-03 | 23:35


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