Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Latest single shoe discovery reveals new open-toed variety...Strandles!

A new variety of single shoes is literally hitting the streets in Michigan. A lone sandal was discovered this week discarded on the shoulder of a busy interstate. These aptly named "Strandles" are appearing at an alarming rate according to a recent independent study. It is unclear at this time who is responsible for leaving these urban flats alone or "Strandled" on the highway. -J. Snyder

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

The Agony of Being De-Feeted!

There are few words needed to describe the discovery of this most recent single shoe incident. Discovered at the top end of a southbound highway exit ramp, this lone kicker had apparently “worn out” its welcome. One thing is for certain however....there is one VERY cold sole out there somewhere!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Amateur Bowler Hangs it Up for a Shot at Harvard…??

An unidentified amateur bowler has evidently decided to “hang one up” for a shot at Harvard this week. As clearly illustrated by the photo, this lone bowling shoe (rental class) was left clinging to a road sign in a rural part of town, another victim in a shoe-string of rural drive-by shoe-ings. As of Friday, investigators aren’t certain if this most recent shoe-ing is related to similar events in the city over the past several months.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Unruly Man Loses Shoe & Beer at Party…Panic Ensues.

At an outdoor festival last week, a Michigan man somehow managed to become separated from his warm, half-can of Coors Light…and his right shoe. Upon realizing that he was down to his last four beers, the man apparently became sweaty and nervous sometime around 3:00pm. This is not the first time the man has demonstrated a severe case of ASA (Alcohol Separation Anxiety) At a family gathering last month, the man went on an hour long tirade upon leaning that the case of beer he had been drinking was a mere 3.2% (near-beer) The number of reported ASA related incidents is on the rise according to local officials. -Lost Soles Press

Friday, September 08, 2006

All-Star Found Clinging to Life…in Gutter.

A once prominent All-Star was discovered in the gutter of a heavily traveled industrial park over the weekend. Torn and heavily scuffed, this once shining All-Star had been carelessly discarded by its owner and left to accept punishing blows from passing car tires. The single sole had obviously been run over and flattened numerous times before spinning to rest in the filthy city gutter. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Lost Sole Patrol at 1-800-LOSTSOL. Look for the Lost Sole Patrol unit in a neighborhood near you!

Lost Sole Patrol Unit

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

New Travel Game: High Heel Road Sign Darts-Gold Edition!

There’s a new travel game sweeping its way across America this week…shoe darts! A real twist on the traditional game of darts played with high heel pumps where a passing motorist attempts to launch various stiletto shoes at city road signs…what fun!! I guess the person who gets his or her shoe to stick to or between the sign wins??? It’s a silly concept for a game, but apparently great way to pass the time on boring country roads. This game could prove to be quite costly at $20 per pump or $50 a pair. Less expensive “darts” can be found at Payless Shoes or at your local thrift store. This most recent photo showcases the mark of a true champion.
-Lost Soles Press

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

"Little One" Inspires First Nursery Rhyme!

This week's little lost sole was the inspiration behind the first ever Lost Soles nursery rhyme:
(To the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)

Twinkle, twinkle, little shoe
How I wonder who you belong to!
Down upon the ground so low,
How you got there, only one will know.
Twinkle, twinkle, little shoe
How I wonder who you belong to!

Photo Credit: Patricia Beck

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Single Shoe Discovery at Denver Airport!

On Thursday last week, a Lost Soles affiliate on her way to a convention in Denver spotted this single shoe riding continuous loops on the baggage carousel at Denver International Airport. Alone and obviously unclaimed, this solitary neoprene sandal was also riding alongside another peculiar object…a piece of driftwood or a log of some sort?? When was the last time you took your favorite piece of wood on vacation to Hawaii? It is unclear at this time if the abandonment of these items are related. As of Friday, both shoe and log remain D.O.A at D.I.A.-J. Snipes

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! It’s…A Pair Of Ice Skates???

This week’s Lost Sole submittal is the first of its kind from a local man walking his dog in a Southside neighborhood. As they prepared to cross the street, the dog stopped, looked up, tilted his head to one side and stared at the dangling pair of bladed leather soles. Both now bewildered at the site, the man quickly withdrew his camera for a photo. “My dog should really get the credit for this unusual find”, said the man who works as a haunted house actor and bingo announcer. A nearby neighbor told Lost Soles that they believe a young man in his mid 20’s has been using the power lines that cross Noble street to practice his tightrope walking for a circus job and may have fallen in a recent practice session…leaving his skates behind in the process. If this were January, we might speculate that for some reason, a person was up there trying to perfect the triple axel! -Lost Soles Press

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Latest Single Shoe Encounter: One Sad Sole…

This weeks Lost Sole encounter was one of great isolation and despair. Wet, worn and nearly flattened, this empty sole was left to the perils of a heavily traveled interstate. The substantial rainfall at the time this photo was taken, only added to the extreme sense of desolation and abandonment. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of its sole mate is asked to contact the Lost Sole Patrol at 1-800-Lostsol.-J. Snipes