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Shoes, boots, sandals?

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Camino(s) past & future
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Not sure where this will end up, but here is a detail from a painting I came across today in Musee Rodin. Artist is from Pais Vasco. How do the sandals look like they would survive a ‘full’ camino?Just joking, in case you need to have that spelled out. I also passed a restaurant- closed - called El Camino. And if anyone needs to practise walking on cobblestones, just meander around Pere Lachaise Cemetery. If you are lucky there will be lots of rain and a dose or two of thunder and lightning. You can recover in L’Ateliers des Lumières at a splendid display of works of Van Gogh. D8BE4A28-A4C8-4814-9789-D9E2DD0D5CD4.jpeg 2A686583-6B90-4CF7-8971-9EC16073AB52.jpeg CDA92DD6-F8BD-48F6-9A0F-84C466B01E4A.jpeg 2827F2A0-2F30-449E-9114-EE914B2B8043.jpeg
 

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Camino(s) past & future
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San Olav/CF ('16)
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Try 'em and see, @kirkie ! 🙃

Did you get that thunder and lightning? My goodness. If so it sounds like you have become a water magnet.
 

Moorwalker

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Camino(s) past & future
The Saint's Way, Cornwall
There is a fair chance that those sandals have nailed soles. And don't forget that at that time every village would have had someone who could repair shoes.

Interesting pictures though, it's often quite difficult to find information about historical shoes.
 

Jeff Crawley

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Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" Camino
but 2019?
There is a fair chance that those sandals have nailed soles. And don't forget that at that time every village would have had someone who could repair shoes.

Interesting pictures though, it's often quite difficult to find information about historical shoes.
Painted in 1903 so probably a "best guess" on behalf of the artist.
I'm surprised that an item of clothing subject to such high wear and tear could survive at all although there have been some good finds of Roman footwear including hobnails at Hadrian's Wall in England; the wreck of the 16th century Mary Rose; and, only last year along my own stretch of coast, another 16th century wreck yielded shoes with the stitching still intact and no, it wasn't a New Balance trail runner washed out to sea!
 
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