Monday, June 28, 2010

Two pattern-print sneakers, crocheted sandals, and rose-print slippers made of hair

Two Percent sneakers 01


It was raining last Sunday. As usual, my espadrilles were caught unaware. Coming from Quezon City, I decided to visit just one thrift shop in Anonas, and though my hemp and rubber (what's left of them) soles were wet and squishy, I found not one, not two, but four new-old pairs.


Two Percent sneakers 02


The pattern on these Two Percent Homme mid-cut sneakers may well represent the wave upon wave of floodwater in Manila. Of course they could also be scales.


Two Percent sneakers 03


Or hills with scarce grass, blue with nostalgia.


Converse All Stars 01


There was also another printed pair, in the same color but not hue.


Converse All Stars 02


These Converse All Stars were covered in cornflowers (since they're blue, not yellow). I like the dark navy.


Converse All Stars 03


The print is now one of my happy thoughts, right beside Garfield and Friends.


Ronsports 01


I could easily have gone home after spotting the two sneakers, but persistence led me to this: a pair of Ronsports sandals (made in Spain) with something that looks crocheted. Not sure if these were for girls or guys, but I didn't care once I was able to put them on.


Ronsports 02


The material follows the contours of your feet.


Ronsports 03


My foot hammocks!


Cactus Cactus 01


Then, just as I thought things couldn't get any better, I spied upon these wild things.


Cactus Cactus 02


Cat-like creatures with shiny hair and rose and leaf patterns instead of spots.


Cactus Cactus 03


Instinctively, I moved away from them, not in fear, but to gauge them from afar.


Cactus Cactus 04


Again, it was only when I wore them that I was convinced that I had to have them. Against my skin, they seem to almost purr.


Cactus Cactus 05


They have furrows like eyebrows. I still have to think what I will wear them with, but that can wait.


Thrift quartet 01


Together, my thrift shoe quartet sang in chorus in my room. An unlikely group if there was any.


Thrift quartet 02


Most certainly, another unexpected thrift shoe experience. (Though there was also a jacket, but for that, as for so many other things, there is next time...)

4 comments:

toxic disco boy said...

saan to???? i need those fur thingies in my life! haha. ^^

Miguel Paolo Celestial said...

sa anonas station ng lrt 2. when climbing up to go to cubao from anonas, may katabing shop yung bag checkers, 2nd floor. yun! habol ko pala yung HL pics...

malou said...

Hi, Pao! love the crochet sandals and I know you have a good heart....

Magali An said...

Great shoes, I love the indigo prints!