Saturday, May 26, 2012

Penny Loafer

Saddle shoes, penny loafers? Funny names that we wore on our feet. I wasn't a big Pat Boone fan, but I did pound the playground pavement at St. Joseph's Grammar School in a pair of white bucks. Back somewhere around  sixth grade, they were my pride and joy and I did my due diligence to keep 'em without schoolyard scuffs. Did they impress the girls? I was oblivious if they did. I just thought they looked so cool dangling from the end of my feet. A beat up pair of loafers, without Abe Lincolns I might add, traveled with me through junior high, along with countless pairs of sneakers. When I hit high school, I could not survive in class without my cordovan Bass Weejuns. They were with me everyday, everyplace, every waking hour, it seemed. I wore them out, got the soles replaced, and bought new ones. Feet don't fail me now!

13 comments:

  1. Fashion and adolescents down thru the ages would make a good and interesting article. White buck in my area needed a little smudging to be really, really cool! Great photo and memories..

    ReplyDelete
  2. Needs and likes and dislikes change witgh age.
    Costas

    ReplyDelete
  3. Usually women are shoe lovers...

    ReplyDelete
  4. reminds me of "happy days"!

    ReplyDelete
  5. i loved my white bucks! And I still get a rush when I see a pair of loafers with tassels!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Saddle shoes... what I wouldn't give to have pair! Love your shot!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Desert Boots where my faves. Did you have the tassles on your Weejuns?

    ReplyDelete
  8. I had white bucks and penny loafers in junior high. In fact, I still have penny loafers (though not the same pair) and until recently I had a pair of saddle shoes. Plus, most golf shoes are a version of saddle shoes.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I guess you were too young for blue suede shoes!

    ReplyDelete
  10. what a fashionista! how's the gardening coming.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love walking in your shoes here . . . how I longed for a pair of saddle shoes, but with 5 kids in the family, those shoes were deemed an extravagance we had to do without. Much later had a pair of penny loafers tho! My husband said he had white bucks, too. . .

    ReplyDelete
  12. I'm rather partial to a good moccasin myself Birdman! Comfy.

    ReplyDelete