Author – Shoelossfan
My story starts off back when I was in middle school about 8 or so years ago, It was the middle of summer vacation while I was living in Colorado springs at the time and one of my favorite things to do was hang out at the local elementary school park (as the school itself had about 3 playgrounds since it was attached to a rather large park) Anyway I was at the playground of the far side of the park from where I normally entered, swinging on the playground swings since I always loved to do that when I was little. My shoes at the time were some kind of black sneaker but It’s hard to remember the brand since back then I went through shoes like crazy, I was wearing them loose since I like of liked to kick off my shoes while I was on the swings from time to time and see how far they would go.
While swinging there I noticed a group of 3-4 middle schoolers about a grade above me (I was about the enter the 7th grade) rounded around the corner of the school, and I don’t really know what was going through their heads, but I was all on my lonesome and they figured they were going to have a little bit of fun with me. Myself being a bit stupid looking back at it now waved over and greeted them since I really had no friends near my age range. (I have some autism though it’s not that severe and this is around the time my shoe loss fetish was starting to form, leading to a lot of awkward moments.) I fixed my shoes as I looked the trio over since I have made a few enemy’s in the area because I would try to steal shoes from time to time.
There were I think two girls and a guy in their little group I think and the guy greeted me as well while the girls sat on the swings that flanked me, of course being the teenage I was I couldn’t really look away from their choice in shoes, which I think they were both wearing sneakers of some branding. They asked me if I wanted to hang out with them which of course I figured It wouldn’t hurt, so we chatted about a few things walked around the playground area and on the equipment.
After a few minutes I was sitting on top of this electrical thing that was on the pavement between the playground and school (no idea what it was used for), and they wanted to go onto the school roof to continue the chat. Now before you ask there was a way to get up there since the main electrical transformer and such for the school was right against the wall, it was somewhat easy to get on top of (there wasn’t any exposed wires or such.) however I was a bit of a coward and didn’t want to follow them up there. So one of the girls got the bright idea that I needed some motivation to go up there, while her two friends went up ahead of her, she then out of the blue took one of my sneakers off and tossed it up onto the school roof, Telling me that “If you want your shoe back then come on up with us, besides it’s fun.”
She then went up to the school roof to join her friends leaving me standing at the school wall without my shoe, I was wearing those cheap Hanes socks that have grey on the toes and heel while the rest was white. For a few minutes I couldn’t believe what had happened to me, but at the time I was worried about being caught and was a lot a bit paranoid about what would happen if I was caught on the school roof. I shouted up to them asking for my shoe back but they just said in something of a teasing tone. “If you want it back then come up here!”
At that point I just knew that my shoe was gone for good so I started to make my way out of the park with one shoe and one sock, A bit upset and worried since those were my only shoes at the time. Luckily when I got home no one else was home so it was easy to sneak into my room but I never saw that shoe again and for a few days I had to go around with only one until my parents could afford to get me some new shoes.