Ahhhh, the Shoe Journey. The voyage from understanding essentially nothing about great shoes and boots to…GETTING IT. It’s a path that winds in all directions, and no journey is the same for any two people.

But there are almost always similarities! Flashpoints and big mistakes and everything else that shapes a shoe lover into what they are today—an evolution which, if you’re doing it right, continues essentially forever. And damn is it fun.

This episode, @tichoblancoshoes and I track things all the way back to the beginning of their own shoe journeys, which involved trips to Sears, possibly fraudulent Nikes, Sparks Energyboozedrinks, and way too much Fun Dip, before beginning to see the shoe-filled light.

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