Friday, December 9, 2016

Hanging Horseshoes

Tristan has been barefoot most of his life. His dalliance with shoes was directly connected to his coffin bone injury, and that was only about 18 months all told, many of them in glue ons.

I only have one pair of his shoes. They're winter shoes, appropriately enough. They have borium heel studs and rubber rims to prevent snowball formation.

I've had them on my nightstand for the better part of two years, trying to decide what to do with them. Last night, after hanging some artwork in my office, I finally figured it out.

I'll hang them just like that, in that spot. Right side up, because I'm not superstitious and think they look stupid upside down.

Here's what I can't decide: do I keep the rubber rims in them? On the one hand, the look is very meh. On the other hand, I'm a completist.

What would you do?


  1. I'd take the snow pads out - plain shoes are a cleaner look! There's also probably some mud and gook stuck in there; you can clean them really well without the pads in.

  2. I think I agree with Alli and would take the pads out. I might also consider spray painting them or dipping them in something but I also appreciate the used shoe look.

  3. ya, eventually the pads will stink....

  4. I have a couple old shoes too and never know what to do with them!

  5. Are you going to nail them into the wall through the shoe nail holes? I have a couple pairs that I really want to do something with, but I can't ever settle on what.

  6. Perfect spot for them! If they were mine I'd take the pads off, but keep the used looking patina :)

  7. Oh man, that really is the PERFECT spot for them!!


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