NaNa Shoes

I've had these shoes since the early 90s, and I've been extremely reluctant to part with them even though I only wear them about once a year now. They represent a time for me, a style, my personality in a pair of shoes. I still remember the time a woman asked me in an elevator, "are those NaNa shoes?" Why yes, yes they are.

NaNa shoes

My friend Amy had a pair, and as soon as I saw them on her, I knew I had to have them, too. I wore them mostly with short skirts and black tights, sometimes to my job at the World Bank, sometimes to clubs. I wore them out and got them resoled. I can still hear the clunk and jingle of them.

I finally decided to let them go. I considered posting them on Craiglist or eBay, but instead I sent them with Al on his latest Goodwill run. I could picture some thrifty hipster coming across them and falling in love the way I did, and it made me smile.

Posted by Lori in scrapbook at 2:02 PM on February 16, 2009

Comments (2)

I think I am in love with them too.

Josie [TypeKey Profile Page]:

Oooo...they're so small! :-)


I think I am in love with them too.

Posted by: Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah at February 16, 2009 6:53 PM

Oooo...they're so small! :-)

Posted by: Josie [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 17, 2009 6:06 PM

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