But this post is not about the future of our nation, it's about shoes!
As I walked down James Street to meet up with her and her husband, I passed a storefront with a bunch of funky shoes. Sort of Cydwoq meets John Fluevog. Naturally, I had to stop in and take a closer look.
The husband-and-wife proprietors told me that all of the shoes are custom and handmade. It seemed too weird to be true, except he was sitting there making a pair of super-intricate boots.
He told me it was the last day of a sale -- $100 off any pair, plus a free fitting.
They're custom, so I could choose any color, toe shape, heel height, heel style, etc. I selected a less fanciful heel shape and decided to get them in a brickish red.
I pick them up on July 12. Fun!
From some random website:
Rubaiyat -- Extraordinary hand made shoes by Louis and Melinda ... Their artisan studio is located at 219 James Street, Seattle WA 98104. Hours are Monday to Friday 9:30-6 PM, or call (206) 551-3986 for a Saturday appointment.
On the subject of shoes, this may be my all-time favorite YouTube video: