shoes. streets. san francisco.

dirty basic running shoes with dry leaves

dirty basic running shoes with dry leaves

i’m only slightly exaggerating when i say that almost every time i leave my apartment to walk around my neighborhood, i stumble upon abandoned shoes. seriously. abandoned shoes are EVERYWHERE in san francisco! why? who is it that takes their shoes to walk barefooted down our dirty gorgeous streets? and were the shoe leavers forced to abandon their shoes (“hey you! take your shoes off and scram or i’ll make mince meat outta you!”) or was it by choice (“hey, hold up a second friend that i am walking with. i think i’m going to take my shoes off and leave them here before we get to the cafe, ok?”) it’s a mystery!

for years now, i’ve walked by shoes and wondered, but from here on out, i’m going to take pics of all the shoes i come across. here are just a few from the past few days.

thank you to all who leave your shoes behind for others to ponder. it’s very generous of you!

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