I somehow forgot to mention this, but two weekends ago I was sitting on a Coney Island bound Q train and happened to be sitting across from a lady in her 50s or 60s who was wearing homemade open toed sneakers.
I couldn’t bring myself to be a giant jerk and photograph her open toed sneakers so I tried to recreate it for you, and failed…
From the cut line to the marked up edge was all open and showing her starched white cotton socks.
I don’t know what that lady used to create her works of homemade open toed sneakers – let alone why she was wearing OPEN TOED SNEAKERS – but whatever she used must have been magical, because I was barely able to cut up that small line to the toe area.
Be on the lookout for her, she was one of a kind.