When one of our children were young they had a high instep. We looked everywhere for shoes that fit with no luck. Finally we were told that the best shoe for the job was a lace-up made my Minibel. A clerk directed us to them and we kind of choked when we saw the price - they were around $65. But...we needed shoes so what are you going to do? Turns out we loved them! Our little one wore them all the time and they were pretty cute to boot. A couple of years later we had another child, and so they got pulled out of the closet for Round 2. And they still looked great : ) I tucked them away and found them this weekend in my closet.
I'm really quite sentimental, but after I painted this my husband saw it and we began reminiscing about the kids toddling around. Turns out he had just as fond memories of these little shoes as I did. So, this one is going up on the wall : )
6" x 6" / oil on panel / collection of the artist