These are the shoes I wear most often:
They’re comfortable and light, and they’re usually what I wear when I do photojournalism.
On XV (March 19), I wandered around a developing neighborhood, which I’m covering for a capstone project. I’ll blog more about that project later, but that day took me about a quarter-mile out of the neighborhood, to make pictures of its proximity to East Broadway/WW.
Then a freak snowfall and some rain hit Columbia… but I still had to make some pictures.
And when I went out yesterday (XIX), I got stuck in the mud.
And had to jump out of my shoes.
And then had to gingerly jump back into the mud to retrieve my shoes.
I spent the next few hours walking around in just my stocking feet — in a real estate office, in my car, on campus — because my shoes were so muddy and would have trucked still-wet clumps of dirt all over the place.
The thing is, these are my most waterproof shoes. Which means, I should really invest in some good photojournalism-y shoes. Soon.