Of Simple Shoes, part 2


Simple shoes are great.

I’m on about year 14 for one pair… it just keeps going on and on. I continue to get the heels replaced, but the most recent time (a few weeks ago) was the last. Next time, it will just be more cost-effective to bite the bullet and get a new pair.

Since my Simple shoe love goes on, I went to their site recently and saw the detail above. What a wash of memories it brought back! Keds must have originated the end-of-shoe branding. But Red Ball Jets were the coolest thing when I was a kid. The pair I wanted were jet black. The heel had a tiny red ball where Keds puts the blue rectangle. Sadly, I could not get a pair, because they had none that fit my skinny feet. I actually cried at the store!

Simple shoes are the next best thing to Red Ball Jets.

I’ve written about Simple shoes before here. And this lady has a blog based around her love for the shoe.


One Reply to “Of Simple Shoes, part 2”

  1. This was great. I made a list of blogging subjects this weekend, and a pair of a boots and a pair of shoes both made the list. So watch Blip of Cheer for them. One is real green, lasting 20-plus years.

    So sad there’s not a picture for Red Ball Jets.

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