Monday, May 24, 2010

Motor City Mobility: Follow those shoes!

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It's a Shoe Story

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(All Photos By Alvita Lozano)

Our feet, our shoes...what's the fascination, why all the fuss?

"I indeed baptize you with water; but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire." - Luke: 3:16 OK...John the Baptist just made reference to the footwear of Jesus...Wow!

Anthropologically speaking all tribes were nomadic at one time...and guess what? Their feet were "THE" source of mobility. That's huge!

Anatomically our feet are the 'foundation" for our body structure. Think Architecture....any Architect, Engineer, or Construction Worker understands the importance of laying the best's imperative!

I think you get the drift...there is so much more to our feet and subsequently to our shoes as well. It's not just Vanity for the Style minded..there's a lot more to it if you look beyond the obvious. Just ask a serious Runner how important his shoes are.

Men and Women of Style have an intuitively complex relationship with Clothing. Shoes are an important element of their personal style equation. Their selection is not a random process...nor is it just a utilitarian decision. It includes, Vision and an Appreciation for Artistic expression. A great Shoe can Start and Finish an outfit.

Some of us collect and keep Shoes the way others build and appreciate A Library of Books or Music. I happen to collect all three and it's amazing to me how similar they are in ways. They each tell stories... some Epic, others Simple...they also inspire a rainbow of emotion and they are all uniquely powerful in the life of a creative dreamer.

"All Roads Lead to Fashion" is a phrase I may have least I have not heard it said before. It's also a fitting phrase for discussing mobility in the "Motor City". The Auto Industry seduced and transformed the lives of people all over the globe for a century. Detroit became the epicenter in the process. Today we are shifting gears and many work to create a new map to travel upon. As we do I can't help but look down at my shoes and whisper "Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me". Psalms: 119-133 ....This is my travel prayer every I follow the Man who wore those sandals John spoke of!


  1. So true. I have some shoes that I'll never part with, no matter what.

  2. Amazing! You have entirely rewired my perspective on shoes! Well stated! :)

  3. Alvita thank you for pointing out the Biblical connection to my love for shoes. I love your blog. I needed something light hearted today.