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!

Public Transport

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.

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.

Lads Airmaxes

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.

Water park Nike’s

Author – Jonathan

I’ve always wanted to try this but have never really had the opportunity. When I was younger I used to go to the water parks all the time and see that most people would wear flip flops but some would come in wearing sneakers. They would take them off put it under a chair and go enjoy the parks amenities.  I always though how easy it would be to grab a pair I liked and leave.  Earlier this week I visited such a water park and after spending a few hours enjoying the park and looking around I decided to see if I could grab a pair. I saw so many people with flip flops but I did see a few Nike’s and skate shoes about. It was a busy day and everyone that I saw was surrounded by people. I noticed that this park had cubby holes for guests to put their shoes in while they ride the rides. Unfortunately all the cubby holes had flip flops in them and I was about to give up and go home when I saw this family take their shoes off. Not sure what the father had as by the time I noticed I saw the mom taking off her Nike’s and placing them in the cubby hole.  Right next to hers was her son’s shoes. I stood around watching them head to the ride. All I kept staring at was this woman’s son’s shoes.  I could only see the back of them but I could tell they were nice shoes in good condition. I was wondering how I could just grab them with no bag available. After a while I decided to use my shirt. I mean it was a water park so I could just take my shirt off and use it as a wrap. I looked around and saw people all around and some putting shoes in the cubby I quickly blended in and grabbed them. Wrapped them in my shirt and booked out of the park. I’m now the owner of these awesome Nike’s. They are in great condition and only slightly worn on the inside. Love to have seen their reaction. Lesson for people to either bring flip flops or rent a locker. 🙂 

Sleepover Nike grab

Author – Jonathan

So in the end I ended up with these shoes but here is the start of this story. 

A guy  years ago made a video about taking guys shoes. He would be bold enough to actually have his phone out in a sneaky way and record how he grabbed them or sometimes just the aftermath of the poor saps reaction to losing their shoes.  Due to his videos always getting flagged he vanished from cyberspace and it’s been years since I’ve seen this particular video. I however will do the best to describe it from memory. 

This guy was only a few years older than the group of 18 year olds he had to chaperone. He was suppose to watch these guys and girls at a church youth house party. This he thought was the perfect opportunity to grab some kicks as it was a sleepover and everyone left their kicks right on the inside of the doorway.  He spied this red hair guy with some junky orange Nike’s but his desire to grab them was high. So while all the folks slept he snuck out to grab them and put them in his car. These pair actually had good soles but we’re trashed on top and for some reason missing an insole. Not both but just one. Sz 13 which were his size so he was totally stoked for the grab. In the morning this red haired guy was looking everywhere for his shoes and with the help of sneaky grab guy who pretended to help him but all the while secretly recording him they searched all around the home. The best part was at the end where he recorded red hair guy walking to his car in his socked feet. Oh how I miss that part.

But wait the story does not end there as he ended up with pair number 2. Sneaky guy was sleeping on the couch and another guy on the recliner right next to him. This new guy however did not take his shoes off but instead slept with them on. When sneaky guy got up to take those orange Nike’s one of this new guys shoes ended up Tangled in sneaky guys blanket. As an impulse he decided to take it and place it in his car.  Everyone was outside bright and early and guess who popped out his phone to take more videos. Sneaky guy had his phone camera aimed directly at this tall new guy with dark hair walking around in only one Nike shoe and a black socked foot. Sneaky guy, new guy, and new guys girl were all talking about what to do and where it could be. Sneaky guy was very clever and said why don’t you leave the other one here and if we find the lost one we will ship it back to you. Hoping that he would do that. He declined and he went about searching for it. New guy took his one shoe off inside and during a no body around moment sneaky guy grabbed it and threw it in his car. 

Before he left though he went back in to find the new guy talking to his friends about how both his shoes are now gone. Sneaky guy left with a sz 12 pair of Nike’s in grey and blue. Awesome grabs from volunteering to chaperone a party. 🙂

Now to how I got them. I enjoyed watching sneaky guys videos so much that I offered to trade shoes with him. I gave him a pair that I didn’t mind parting with in order to get those sz 12 Nike’s. Since these were tight on his foot he didn’t mind parting with them. Now I own that new guys sweet  Nike’s. I wonder if he ever still thinks about what happened to his missing shoes those many years ago. Lol  I hope sneaky guy comes back to make more awesome videos someday soon until then I’ll have the memories.