At school

Author – Emil

Last friday, my school’s corridor, a break between second and third lesson that day. I was in our school’s shop to buy a new pen (that one I used just broke). But when the bell rings, I was still in the shop. So I started to run back to my class, trying not to be late for my lesson. When I’d been running upstairs, I slipped at some moment and fell down the stairs. I got up and it turned out that i lost my right shoe. I looked back and I saw some kid, picking my shoe up off the floor and throwing it with all his strengh! So i immediately lost my shoe from my sight. I try to look for my shoe, but i couldn’t found it. So I reached the my class not only late, but with one shoe as well. Worst of all, that Mrs. Burska called me also to the blackboard! Everyone in my class saw me walking one-shoed. So, they laughed at me a lot that day, because I had to spent three lessons more wearing one shoe and only brown sock on my other foot. Finally, My shoe was given to the lost and found box.

Of course, I have boots in dressing room, but it is not allowed to wearing boots at school.

Shoe loss in church

Author – Emil

It is still very warm here, and when yesterday, at Christmas Eve I went to the Midnight Mass, i’d been wearing my dress shoes instead of boots, as usually in december. I had a place on the bench at the side nave.

Everything was fine until it came time Holy Communion. But when I’d been going back and wanted to

take my place on the bench, I tripped over the other boy’s feet (he had them on the pew). I thought I would fall down, but fortunately it did not happen. Less happily, my shoe fell off my foot and landed somewhere on the floor. I looked back, but I could not saw it.

I could only take my place as if nothing had happened. I spent the rest of the Mass without my right shoe, hoping that nobody would notice. The floor of the church is made of stone, my foot was cold quickly, so I put it on the top of my shod one. Of course, the boy, who was sitting next to me on the right side, he noticed that I only have one shoe. I saw that he suppresses a giggle, but he said nothing. After the end of the cowherd I had to pass him, so he could go to the main aisle. He said very quietly, “”What a bad luck.”” I started can seek my lost shoe. I found it under the bench before that my one.

Final for our shoes

Author – Jman

This happened during finals week in college.  My girlfriend and I were studying in the student union in one of the rooms and we had taken off our shoes,  After a while we decided to take a study break and go to the snack bar.  I asked my girlfriend if we should go in shoes or in socks.  “In socks” she emphatically said.  So we went to the snack bar in our socks and left our shoes where we were studying.  It was not unusual for people to walk around the student union in socked feet.  I had done it before and my shoes were always there when I got back.

After a while we came back to the room where we were studying.  As we were walking back to the room we saw, in the distance, someone putting our shoes into a garbage bag.  

We then went to the managers office to report our stolen shoes.  We were told that our shoes were not stolen but had been removed by the cleaning crew.  We were told that the cleaning crew does a shoe sweep and they have to remove any shoes left on the floor so they could vacuum the floor.  They also remove shoes left in areas where someone could trip over them.  He then told us that shoes often get swept away during exam week because people are in the building later and the hour when it is cleaned.

We asked if there was a way that we could get our shoes back and we were told that we could not get them back as they had probably been placed in the trash.

Lost shoes during gym class

Author – Tim

When I was in high-school, gym class was the one thing I could never stand. Most of the other students were ignorant and the teachers weren’t better. 

One day as gym was beginning I was running late and was one of the last few students to enter the locker room to change into our gym attire. Before I was ready to go out on the floor I ran to where the water fountain was at to get a quick drink, leaving my dc sneakers behind where my locker was at. 

When I came back my sneakers were gone and I frantically searched for them but to no avail. As I was going out of the locker room to tell the teachers of my shoes being stolen, the door was locked (which was a policy that they had to prevent people from coming in and stealing students books and other belongings). So there I was, shoeless and having to wait until the class came back in so the door could be opened. When they came back I made my way to the teacher to explain my situation, but he wasn’t having any of it. 

“You skip my class, well you’ll miss you next class. Today we ran out on the soccer field so you’ll do the same.

“But my shoes are missing” I said. He said that’s not his problem and escorted me outside. As we stepped outside it began to rain heavily and I looked at him and said 

“Cant I just make it up tomorrow? I’m going to get soaked out here.” He pointed to the field and said to run/walk around until I complete 5 laps. And so I did, completing 5 laps in my once bright no show socks. 

Luckily the next class I would have had was a “free class” and then after that school was done for the day.

 I went home on the bus that day without my sneakers and got some weird stairs, thankfully those sneakers were not my only pair

Lose your shoes tournament

Author – Jman

One time I was asked to be in a three-on-three basketball tournament.  I decided to do it for two reasons.  First, there was a $300 dollar prize for the winner and it was a chance to try out my new basketball shoes.
Our teams turn to play came up and we lost our game.  After the game this black box was brought out to the floor.  My two teammates took off their basketball shoes and put them in the black box and and they were hinting at me to do the same.  What I did not realize was that in this tournament winners got a prize but the losers of each game had to give up their basketball shoes.  I took my new basketball shoes off and held them in my hands for a while staring at what was no longer mine and I dropped my shoes into the black box.

My shoes crossed the line

Author – Jman

Our school had just redone the gym floor and they wanted to keep it in good condition.  The school came up with a policy that any shoes worn on the gym floor would become property of the school and would have to be forfeited.  There was a black line that showed the boarder of the gym floor.  If your street shoes crossed that line then you would have to give them up.

One day I was standing against the gym wall and a friend was on the floor shooting baskets and I was rebounding his shots and throwing the ball back to him.  As time went on I crossed the line onto the gym floor and started shooting hops without realizing it.

Eventually the teacher came in and pointed at my shoes and motioned me to come towards him.  I thought he was just telling me to get off the floor with my street shoes.  “”Your shoes,”” he said.  I explained that I was done playing and got off the floor.  The teacher reminded me of the school policy that street shoes on the gym floor had to be forfeited.  He then said to me, “”Take off your shoes.””  I asked him to give me another chance and let me keep my shoes but once again he said “”Take off your shoes and give them to me.”

I realized that my shoes were gone.  Slowly and reluctantly I untied my right shoe and took it off.  Then I slowly and reluctantly took my left shoe off.  I picked my shoe off the ground and handed them to the teacher who then walked away with them, my eyes alternating between my shoes being carried off into the distance and my socked feet in which I would have to spend the rest of the day.

While it was a bummer to lose my shoes it was fun to be in socks for the rest of the day.  A while later I was caught again wearing street shoes on the gym floor.  This time I handed my shoes over with no resistance.  I asked where my shoes were going.  The shoes were to be recycled to make rubber grind for athletic surfaces around the school.

A rain, a tram car and a lost shoe

Author – Emil

I was coming back from school. In the rain, that started raining while my last lesson this day. It was raining pretty hard, so I quickly soaked. I saw that coming a tram and that id a green light for pedestrians, so I started to run as fast as I could, so that I could go across the street to the tram stop before the light turns red. And suddenly – my left shoe fell out of my foot. First I wanted to go after it, but then the light turned red and the cars immediately started to drive. I could only get away on the sidewalk, one shoe on, one shoe off. I stood there, with one sneaker and soaked through olive sock on my left other foot. I no longer thought about catching the tram. Somebody said, “”What bad luck!”” Someone else, some kid from my school, he began to laugh and said, “”Hey, Cinderella-boy, you have lost something!””. Finally,  again I had the green light, and I could recover my lost shoe. But it was completely destroyed and unwearable, so I went back to the tram stop. I rode home by the next tram, wearing one gray sneaker and only an olive sock on my left foot. Others stared at my feet all the time.