Etcetera 26.

We used to jump rope in our Florsheims. We used to play football in our Oxfords.

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Shoes with spikes, shoes of canvas. Underwater shoes and shoes for dancing.

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The rodeo clown is wearing galoshes.

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The jogger threw his trainers into the sea and ordered a lemonade.

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Coach said if I see one more untied shoelace you’re all giving me 50 pushups.

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Flippers? Do you intend to golf in those?

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The racehorse walked out of the tunnel in cork-soled wedges.

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She’s a professional juggler, in search of a new soft shoe.

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The chef spilled tomato sauce on his Air Jordans, and then he set them on fire.

Written By

Joshua Baldwin is an editor at Eephus. He is the author of The Wilshire Sun, a novella. His writing has appeared in The Paris Review, n+1, The Brooklyn Rail, Chicago Review, Prelude, and elsewhere. He lives in Los Angeles. Reach him at josh@eephusmag.com.

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