Hobo steals my socks and shoes

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.

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Creepy old guy stole my shoe

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!

Borrowed Shoes

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.

F**** Assholes

Author – angry guy

Soooo the house I live in has rug so we decided to try to keep it clean by leaving out shoes OUT instead on taking them. However the house I live in has a little shitty ass fence that’s fucking lopsided and shit, anyone can just put their leg over and they would be in the front yard and to the left of where my house is a ghetto street starts. Most of the time we would park in front so I would leave My timberlands by the door and there was a long piece of cement that arches right like the door and it covered them. So today I’m looking for them I was gonna clean them and then what? They aren’t out front or in the garage ANYWHERE so someone stole them and then WooHoo am I right? My mom asks where my BLUE vans are and they are gone and I never noticed until now F***ing woohooo.

A pair lost to a criminal

Author – A concerned citizen

I heard this story and had to share the sad case.

Sam and I both had a pair of shoes removed from the change room today.  They were set on the shoe racks in the same place the entire hitch and are routinely swapped out with our work boots each day.  I checked with Manny and he said the attendant for the change room did not see them, and after checking all the waste disposal cans in the change room and outside the accommodation door they were still not found.  I was told to report this to you.  Perhaps this could be brought up in all the pre-tours to see if someone knows where they are.

Canvas style shoes- tan

Navy Blue Crocs

Don’t drink

Author – DrunkedIdiot101
Hahaha this thread is hilarious but maybe venting will help me out a little…

So i went out drinking with my boys, long story short I leave my boys house in an uber, wearing my shoes i get dropped off in the wrong location at 3am totally blacked out wearing my sweet adidas trainers, come to 8 am and i regain consciousness walking down the streets, i realize no shoes, no phone, no keys. Fast forward a lot of bullshit only for me to just now relocate the same pair online, but guess what. Dumbass me had no clue that they were the Day One editions and that they are now going for just shy of $300 I have no clue how they ended up on the sale rack at undefeated when i first purchased them but those guys were fucking up. So yeah i had the come up of a lifetime just to have them stolen off my drunken stupid feet.

Don’t Drink Alcohol

Just Don’t do it 

Shoe Swap Thrift

Author – Jonathan

Three months ago my Aunt took me to one of those Goodwill stores where you have to search bins in order to find clothes and matching pairs of shoes. People digging like crazy to find what they want. On that day she was looking for some shirts and heels for herself. I was interested how fast some of those people were moving. I decided to go back another day and play around teasing these people. 

I went in wearing a sweet new $70 pair of purple lowtop Air Force 1s I bought two weeks prior. 

First I had to find a pair of shoes and the only thing I found in my size was a trashed pair of Phat Farm shoes. 

I don’t even think they make those anymore.  I proceeded to put them on and I placed one of my AF1s in my cart and the other in a bin. I placed a few shoes on top and I waited to see how long it would take someone to find it. I walked around for a bit in these broken shoes all the while keeping an eye on that bin.  With anywhere from 3 to 8 people at the bin I didn’t realized it was picked up until I saw it in this young guys hand. He was looking in all the bins to find the other shoe. I could tell he was looking hard but after 15 minutes he put it down and gave up. A minute later a woman came by, picked it up and started searching for the other half. Was it for her husband? Boyfriend? Son? I will never know because she placed it down after five minutes.  This tall guy who looked to be in his 30s and was dressed as a construction worker picked it up. I was surprised how popular it was. But since all the shoes were trashed at that store and here is a new pair I shouldn’t have been that surprised. Anyway back to this guy. He picked it up to check the size. He turned it upside down to check the sole.. After closer inspection I could tell he had just gotten off work as his clothes were dirty. Im thinking to myself for him to not try on my shoe. Alas it failed as he took off his construction boot to reveal a dirty socked foot with a large hole in it. He untied the laces and slipped it on his foot.  He tied it back up and walked around for a moment. He must of liked them because he took it off and placed it in his cart. Tying his boot back up I just kept thinking how stained my shoe probably was now.  This guy really wanted to find the other half and he spent 30 minutes looking through all the bins. He gave up during a busy time and he just left his cart in the middle of the aisle. Guess he stormed off frustrated. However the store became really busy and by the time I got to that cart my shoe was picked up by someone else. I started panicking running all around the store looking for it. My mind was so focused on the shoe I lost I completely forgot about the other shoe in my cart which I had left behind when I ran around the store.  When I found my cart my other shoe was gone. I figured a purple pair of Nikes couldn’t be hard to find. I started looking in people’s carts and hands.  I searched for 20 minutes with no sign of them. I was in despair, me and my stupid ideas when at the front after check out I noticed this 20 something year old Latino boy and his girlfriend bag shirts, pants, and my Nikes. What do I do now I was thinking as they left the store. Neverminding the fact I was wearing a crap pair of Phat farms I ran out of the store. I followed them to their car and while the girlfriend was placing the bags in the trunk this little crap was putting on my new AF1s in the driver’s seat. In his conversation with his girlfriend he was saying what a find these were and that he never thought he would find such luck there. I have had enough and approached them.  I said that I overhead about his good find there and that I never find anything. I showed him my falling apart Phat farms and asked if I could buy those from him for double what he paid.  That little crap said no because he likes them so much and that I might have better luck next time finding a pair. Both of them got in their car and drove off in my $70 kicks that I would never see again.  Fun experiment failed big time.  Still have those junk shoes too :-(.  THE END