Rebecca in her recent blog post
on her own shoe show held this past summer summed up beautifully how
shoes as protection from the elements are a metaphor for our
relationship with nature- and the need to protect ourselves from nature.
The idea of a layer between ourselves and the world- our shoe is our
first form of defense, and also our most basic layer of disconnect from
our surroundings- that layer of rubber, plastic, leather, vinyl- what
have you-usually something synthetic- separates us from where we stand.....