Shiny New Shoes….. one of our favorite CDs that usually has a place in the top five in the CD player is by Susan Salidor titled, Shiny New Shoes. The song always reminds me of my own fascination with shoes......
Since I was a little girl, I’ve had a fascination with Shiny New Shoes…..patent leather Mary Jane’s.
Black or Red ~ those were the only two colors I liked, so you can imagine my disappointment the spring when all I could purchase were white patent leathers because I needed them for my First Holy Communion. Those shoes sat in the box, for what seemed like eons to me….I couldn’t even wear them for Easter that year, as my Mother didn’t want the dirtied [she knew me too well!]. I on the other hand couldn’t stand their shiny whiteness…..I wanted black or red!
Much to my Mother’s dismay ~ I left them white for my communion [and my baby brother Michael’s baptism] but as soon as I got home for the party, I figured out if I rubbed the black soles on the shiny white….I could make cool black smudges….so I almost got what I desired. I had a pair of shiny – black smudged new shoes!
To this day….I still adore little girls in shiny new Mary Jane’s. I think that they have to be the cutest, sweetest little thing ever ~ especially with lacey, ruffled white ankle socks…..There is something so precious about little girls in socks and shiny new shoes.
Today my little girl wears Crocs…..they look like Mary Jane’s. They are black [and she has pink, green and yellow] but these shoes don’t leave smudges.
They are: …1.) Really soft, super comfortable, molds to your feet
2.) Barely there, weighing only 6 ounces
3.) Vented so air passes through, keeping feet cool
4.) Non-marking slip-resistant soles*
5.) Bacteria and odor resistant
6.) Ultra-hip Italian styling
7.) Port holes allow water and sand to pass through
8.) Can be sterilized in water and bleach
9.) Easy maintenance, just wipe clean
10.) Orthotic molded foot bed for ultimate comfort and support
And with a pair of lacey ankle socks…..
Just too darn cute!!!
P.S. I also have pictures of my 'white' shoes that I will have to find and scan.....along with a picture of my Mother.....who also had a love of shoes!!! Mom....I miss you so very, very much.