Author – Shoelover
One rainy day I decided to take the train home. As soon as I boarded the train though I decided to take my shoes and socks off because they were soaking wet. The socks that I placed down on the seat were white fruit of the loom socks and a pair of size 9 womens black nikes. There weren’t too many people on the train but I put my sneakers and socks on the opposite seat so they could dry. There were about 9-10 train stops until I got home, so I propped my bare feet up on the other seat in front of me. I must have taken a nap because I was so tired from jogging around the park. I woke up because i felt someone tickle my foot and I saw who it was, the hobo then took my sneakers and socks right off of the seat in front of me! I quickly ran in my bare feet to chase him but I was too slow. Out of breath, I saw in the train window, the hobo waving my nike sneakers in one hand and my crew white socks in the other. I was so distraught that a hobo stole them and that I had to walk home in the rain without even socks to wear.
Author – Shoelover
This is my friend Amy’s story but I’ll share it on here.
One day I was studying in the library and I wore white cotton crew socks, blue denim jeans, a white blouse, and my black/white Nike air max. I usually slip off my nikes if it gets too warm in the library and today was one of those days. Sometimes I show off my socked soles by shoe playing or by dipping in and out of my nikes. So here is what happened. I was deep in my studies sliding in and out of my nikes because the cotton socks were making my feet feel warmer. A middle age man with a creepy smile comes to the top floor of the library to the same table that I was at and says to me “Hello cutie those are some good looking sneakers, where did you get them?” I just replied where I got them and he snickered and asked what size foot I am, I replied “9 “and he said “oh my a little girl like you has big feet hehehe” and I just nodded and things got awkward when he asked me if my feet smell and I moved my stuff and said I got to go. I didn’t leave the library but I moved my possessions to another table while the weirdo seemed to have left the other area. I was wondering to myself why this weirdo was talking to me and was infatuated about my shoes and feet. Anyway I was starting to get a little warm and it was quiet where I was, so I kicked off my sneakers and since I was the only one on the top level(or so I thought) I propped my socked feet up on the table. As I was deep in my studies I thought I saw a shadow by me but it vanished when I looked in that direction. I shrugged it off and then I decided to peel my sweaty cotton socks off because they felt sweaty they from jogging earlier. Now at this point, my sneakers and white socks were strewn randomly on the library floor but I didn’t care. Then I started to get a little hungry so I got up and walked barefooted to the vending machine. I left my shoes and socks vacant thinking no one would take them because there was no one around. Then to my surprise, I see the middle aged man come out of nowhere again walking by my study area and then I was shocked to find him picking up my sneakers and socks off the floor!!!! I waited beside the vending machine to see what he was going to do with them and he literally took off his own sneakers and socks so he could put mine on. I was in a state of shock, I didn’t know what to do, but as soon as I saw him walk in my Nike air max I was running towards him to get my sneakers and socks back, he disappeared with my shoes, socks, handbag, and his own shoes!! I just couldn’t believe my handbag, white socks, and favorite Nike sneakers were gone to a creepy old man!
Author – NikeAirMax
The stories about the train tracks who take shoes made me think of a bus ride i took years ago. Back then all shoes i had were Nike air max’s, and i had a lot of them. The newer ones i kept really clean and in good shape, the older they got, the less i took care of them. Somewhere in their lifetime, i no longer tie the laces and just step in and out of the shoes without touching the laces ever again.
With very old Nike’s this meant they’re loose-fitting. Well, this day i was wearing my oldest pair and went to a friend who lives a couple of hours away. It would only be an hour and a half by car, but by public transport it would take at least double that, but after a weekend there, i went home and at the very first transit from one bus to the next, i step out the first one, my backpack snags something. This caught me off guard so i stumble and the stupid thing gives way so i almost fly out of the bus and during my flight i somehow lost my shoe. Now before i regain my balance i had to make two steps and i realize i’m outside the bus but my shoe is not!
I turn around to grab it but the doors close to my face. One of the passengers inside now sees me through the doors, looks at my shoe inside, looks back to me, but does nothing!!! Not one word to the driver!
So the bus drives off, and i’m banging the door by now but somehow the driver didn’t hear, of didn’t care and took off. With my shoe inside and i stood at a highway bus station wearing only one shoe.
It took ten minutes for my next bus to arrive and i asked him if he could reach the other bus to ask them about my shoe but there was nothing he could do. The only thing he gave me was a phone number for the lost and found. At first i was in one shoe but when i got to the train station i didn’t want stay in one shoe so the only choice i had was to take it off as well and walk along without it.
Author – Nick
When I was in college we had chemistry lab and no slippers/sandals were allowed so sneakers were necessary. I’d forgotten to bring my sneakers to the dorm so I was screwed but luckily there are places on campus with a no-shoes policy so I went over to the library in black socks and slid my feet into a pair of Adidas shoes which were half a size larger. I sat down, loosened the laces and went for class, I liked those shoes so much that I continued wearing them around.
Author – Mike
It happened when I was at college. I was staying on campus and the only shoes I’d brought with me were a pair of worn, loose Nike sneakers. Being Asian, I always take my shoes off at the door, so I’d always slip off my sneakers before entering my dorm room. One day I came back to my room as usual and slid my sneakers off my feet and was left in socks. After some time I had to go out for dinner with some friends, so I exited my room and prepared to slip my sneakers back on. But when I looked down, my sneakers were gone. My only pair of shoes had been stolen and I panicked. Realising that I now had no shoes, I started walking down the corridor in my black socks and went to meet my friends. I couldn’t even borrow a spare pair from anyone as I wore a size US 9 and all my friends had a size 10 or larger. Everyone noticed that my sneakers were missing and laughed at me but we went for dinner anyway and then to the mall to get me new sneakers. The attendant saw me in socks and asked where my shoes were and I had to explain that I’d lost them and had to buy a new pair, my socks were filthy at that point so I wasn’t allowed to try on the shoes, the attendant sent me off with a UK size 9 and got me to leave after I paid.
I put my new shoes on and went back to the dorm. As I was coming back one of my neighbours ran up to me wearing my worn sneakers, which were a size too small for him – apparently his sneakers were wet so he’d borrowed my pair to attend class but in the process he’d torn a hole in the front of my shoe because it was too tight. He slipped off my sneakers and offered to pay for the new pair I now had on, but I declined as my Nike sneakers were very old and falling apart anyway. I didn’t want him to be without any sneakers so I offered to lend him the pair I had on until his had dried out (I really liked my Nike sneakers and couldn’t wait to get my feet back into them and anyway the new pair was half a size larger). I untied my new shoes and took them off, then we swapped and I slid my feet back into my worn loose Nikes and he put my new shoes on. We made friends and he started leaving his sneakers outside his door too, so once in a while we’d trade sneakers and I’d wear his loose Adidas around.
Author – Chinka
I was on the train and I saw this lad in some mint airmaxes and some fresh clothes I boarded the same train as him and when he got off I followed him.
Once he hopped off the train I followed him I went to him and asked for the size of his fresh airmaxes he repplied 10.5 US, mint my size take them off ya feet or else he complied and slipped em off his feet and I made him take off his nike socks too then I demanded his Gucci hat, Tommy Hilfiger jacket and Nautica shirt and g star chinos or he would of get bashed and he handed everything over and left only in his underwear.
Author – Leo
This is now a bit of ancient history, but I still feel guilty about it.
Some years ago I was getting a train to go to Dover to get a ferry to Calais en route for Holland. It was fairly busy and there were several people in front of me waiting to get on the train. A young guy was in front of me and as he stepped up onto the train I lifted my suitcase to put it on. Unfortunately I was a bit too quick and caught the back of his foot. His shoe came off and fell, you guessed it, right between the platform and the train. He was frantic at the thought of travelling through to Italy with one shoe. I asked him to take my case on board while I went to find someone who could help. I found someone very quickly and explained the situation. He said that he couldn’t do anything about it as the train was about to leave. Very helpful. I ran back to the train and saw a group of people seeing someone off and one of them had an umbrella. I asked if I could borrow it for a minute and he let me have it. I went to where the shoe was and hooked it up with the handle of the umbrella. The look of relief on the students face was amazing! He was so pleased that he kissed me, which was most embarrassing. The train started to move before he could put the shoe on! I had noticed that the shoe was a Timberland loafer and in my size too. I would love to have been able to try it on!