Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Plain and Fancy Laces

The first pair of Candie’s I had were a simple pair of white sneakers. I loved them because they were perfect with my candy striper uniform. (I kid you not, I was a candy striper at the hospital when I was 8th grade, I even got a commendation for completing 50 hours of volunteer work.)

imageMy uniform really wasn’t much. It was just a smock that I’d wear over whatever else I had on, but as this was an era of clogs, I always made sure that I had “quiet shoes” on when I went to the hospital because my rounds were on the geriatric floor. Mostly I’d refill water pitchers, help patients open their mail and later when meals were served, I’d feed those who needed help or cleared their trays.

I’ve kind of been searching for those sneaks again, and prowling around on eBay in hopes that someone has some.

I found these, which are pretty close, but I’m not a size 5.5 (I’m a 7.5). Of course I probably was a size 5.5 in junior high.

But my point is, back then plain white shoes were pretty fashionable, and it was all about the fancy way you’d lace them. If only we’d had the internet to show us cool techniques like this!

UPDATE 6:00 PM: Yes, it was an April Fool’s joke. It was all my brother’s idea. (You can see how it looked here.)

The regular edible candy reviews will resume tomorrow.

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Comments
  1. Happy April Fools Day! Cleaver Joke!

    Comment by Elisabeth Perez on 4/01/08 at 8:34 am #
  2. I am so lucky that I stocked up on a ton of those shoes many years ago, so I can break out a new pair every spring!  I prefer the Lattice Lacing myself, but sometimes I have to keep it simple with the Lug Lacing. It’s great to find someone else who is so passionate about Candie’s.

    Comment by g on 4/01/08 at 8:35 am #
  3. OMG!
    You scared the heck out of me…whew..that was a GREAT April Fool’s

    Comment by Debe on 4/01/08 at 9:31 am #
  4. Wow, that is some INTENSE shoe lacing!

    Comment by Sera on 4/01/08 at 10:36 am #
  5. April, april din dumma sill, jag kan lura dig vart jag vill!, as we say in Sweden smile

    Comment by katta on 4/01/08 at 10:42 am #
  6. Haha, you had me going there for a while.  Happy April Fool’s!

    Comment by Porgy on 4/01/08 at 11:53 am #
  7. Personally, I’m going to start skipping reading all blogs around April 1st. This is so tired and predictable and utterly useless. Sorry, it’s not that I don’t have a sense of humor but rather that it’s not funny when you see it coming from miles away in all directions.

    Comment by Shari on 4/01/08 at 2:30 pm #
  8. clever!

    Comment by Jessica on 4/01/08 at 2:51 pm #
  9. Aahhhh got it april?s fool I spent all the day freaking out… and now I get it all

    Comment by Sass on 4/01/08 at 2:51 pm #
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    Comment by King Laces on 12/29/10 at 11:51 pm #

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