In advance of the next demolition action in our living room, we’ve been systematically pulling out stuff from various corners in an attempt to cull the crap before it has to be moved to the other room to make way for the workers.
Today was the shoe cupboard. And I knew it wouldn’t be pretty.
A few months earlier, I did one round and put together a bag of miscellaneous shoes ready to find new homes.
Here is a perfectly ordinary shoe from that pile. Nothing wrong with it, I simply purchased a similar pair while traveling which fit better so no need for a duplicate – especially when barely wearing heels post ankle injury.
And here is what I pulled out today.
Now you would think I’d really done a number abusing the shoe to get it into such a condition!
However this is actually a pair! An excellent illustration of what happens if shoes are not properly covered and regularly cleaned in Mumbai. The bottom was covered. The top had come loose from its coverings with decidedly grotty consequences!
Even if you carefully clean, cover and store in shoe boxes, footwear often falls prey to mould and mildew in these parts.
And once it hits monsoon? Let’s just say I’m often amazed when shoes survive! I once took out a pair of running shoes bought just prior to monsoon that literally disintegrated…
Anyone else familiar with such footwear follies? Any innovations to keep shoes healthy and looking all spanking new in tropical conditions?
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