These were probably my first shoes. So you are looking at shoes almost 65 years old, I think. One shoelace is missing, but who cares?
If you look really carefully, you can see the white shoe polish that my sweet mom painstakingly added every time I scuffed them. Her story goes that she continued the shoe polishing even after I began attending school. My little saddle oxfords had to look perfect every day, according to Mom. (You might enjoy my 88 year old mom's blog Ridges of Lee County at http://ridgesofleecounty.blogspot.com/.)
Now here is a look at my red sandals:
Aren't these precious? They look like they saw a lot of sandboxes.
And my parents got their money's worth.