Wildest Party Shoes Ever Created!

Neon Red Trout Shoes

Have you ever dreamed of wearing neon red trout shoes to a party? Somehow it had not crossed your mind? What could inspire such an outlandish concept?

Poetry, for one thing. Yes, poetry.

My husband Bern wrote a poem to his sister some twenty years ago. She saved it and then forgot about it. A few months ago she ran across it and once again read the line that refers to “neon red trout shoes.”

The oddest things can be an epiphany for Linda, and this was a big one. She realized Bern absolutely had to have a pair of those shoes for his birthday this summer. Her husband Greg agreed and they embarked upon on online search for trout shoes.

It is astonishing how great a lack of trout shoes exists in the fashion world. The category is an overlooked niche for sure.

Undeterred, Linda decided she had to create the neon red trout shoes herself. She purchased a pair of Converse shoes in her own size as the test version. She explored materials and a variety of design concepts and then transformed the plain shoes into a spectacular pair of neon red trout shoes.

Linda’s Trout Shoes

Inspired by the success of the initial experiment, she bought a much larger pair of Converse that would fit Bern and set about creating his birthday shoes.

Bern’s birthday party was held at the Beartooth Fly Fishing Lodge near town. Fortunately Bern’s brothers, sister, and other family members were here from all over the country so they were able to join our friends for the party.

Linda kept her own pair of trout shoes hidden until she gave Bern his present. The shoes were a total surprise as Bern did not even remember the poem that started the project.

Bern and Linda Wearing Their Trout Shoes

Bern and Linda both posed wearing the fabulous footwear. The fishing guides who attended say they expect to see him on the river fly fishing in those shoes.

So, just out of curiosity, what might you offer for such an incredible pair of neon red trout shoes? Obviously Bern is not going to part with his special shoes, but it could be fun to hear what unique barter ideas you might have.

Detail from Bern’s Neon Red Trout Shoes

This post is part of the Problogger group writing project. You might have a great time exploring the other submissions!

Copyright © Lexi Sundell 2008. All Rights Reserved.

Be Sociable, Share!

31 thoughts on “Wildest Party Shoes Ever Created!

  1. Rebecca

    What a creative idea and such a fun present!
    I’m not sure I have anything that would be considered a fair trade.
    I think the tail really takes it over the top!

  2. Melanie, Weaver of Yarns

    Being a children’s writer and mover amongst the young, as well as a healing artist, I felt that I had to have those fabulous neon red trout shoes. I know of a children’s author who was gifted dinosaur shoes by a major manufacturer but those sneakers simply don’t rate. What would I offer? Well, there are a couple choices: a one-of-a-kind macrame enchanted wrap (such as Merlin’s Tabard or Guinevere’s cloak) that I make and bless with good vibrations, or perhaps an enchantment session that combines Crystalline Consciousness Technique and several superlative forms of Reiki including Aloha Reiki, Fairy Reiki and Celtic Reiki. What fab fab shoes!

  3. carolyn

    OK i want a pair!!!!!!!!! they are fabulous … what $100? $150?
    They are drop dead gorgeous … i may have to create my own!
    Thanks for the laugh and the smile and beautiful, colorful pictures … there’s not enough of all that in the world these days!

  4. Veyton

    This shoes are realy awesome. Looks like the right tool for the next dance party. I love crazy colored things like this.

    stay tuned Steve

  5. robot menager

    Worthless for the large recall, but I’m rattling loveable the new Zune, and prospect this, as cured as the excellent reviews some separate grouping tally scrawled, gift service you terminate if it’s the mitt select for you.

  6. Manuel

    Sehr interessante Informationen, vielen Dank dafür.
    Beschäftige mich schon eine ganze Weile damit und finde es immer Klasse die Meinung anderer zu erfahren.
    Also nochmals – vielen Dank.

  7. Akua Lezli Hope

    I arrived here after putting poem shoes in Google, for I’m a poet in need of shoes and a creator, who has embarked on making her own shoes. And I reminded myself to think laterally and could I create shoes
    that are/bear a poem? Thank you for sharing this wonderful story of love and creativity.

    I would offer a couple of my small creations in exchange for such footwear: glass goddess bead jewelry, or felted hats, or scarves, Kokeshi Lady soft sculptures, mixed media sculpture — plus a poem.

  8. Shoes

    The pairs of shoes mentioned above is a superb peace of collection. I suppose it is ranging for all the foot sizes from children to adults. Trainer footwear are the best used during summer for all the exercise purposes. It is available with different styles especially the soles having varying designs.

  9. califronia

    Hi there, just became aware of your blog through Google,
    and found that it is truly informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels.
    I’ll be grateful if you continue this in future. Numerous people will be benefited
    from your writing. Cheers!

    Visit my web site – califronia

  10. a

    I am sure this article has touched all the internet users, its really really good paragraph on building up
    new website.

  11. Samual

    It’s going to be end of mine day, however before finish I
    am reading this wonderful piece of writing too increae my

    Visit my weblog: Search Engine Optimistation in St Albans – Samual

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *