Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Little black shoe memory

In high school and for several years afterward, all I wore on my feet were black cotton Chinese Mary Janes. All my friends wore them too. We called them China shoes, or little black shoes. They were made of black cotton canvas and sometimes had flowers or dragons embroidered on the toes. I couldn't imagine wearing anything else. It still surprises me when I look in my closet and find not a single pair of little black China shoes.

3 comments:

itzktb said...

I always felt I wasn't cool enough to wear the embroidered ones, and that even if I wanted them, I wouldn't know where to find them.

shawn said...

my girls discovered the joys of multi-coloured china slippers last summer ... the entrance way of our house is chock-a-block full of blue, polka dot, brown, striped and pink chinese slippers ... they've turned thier noses up at the plain black thus far ...

Tai said...

Shawn, those girls of yours have got it goin' on. Why wear black when you've got pink polka dots?

Kate, now I know what to get you for Xmas.