Back Modifications (1)
Views 138 Unique 99
Vote 58
Award Shortlist   


By dudler
Many thanks to lifesnapper for leading me to this shop in Rochester...

My approach to shoes is that they should be comfortable and durable. It's not very rock'n'roll, but it gets the camera bags shifted around satisfactorily. Whereas these... Are for people giving a constant performance. You pick your lifestyle, then you chooz your chooz. (Did you see what I did there?)

Should you wish to photograph shoes like this in the privacy of your own home, you may find today's blog helpful for ideas of how to light them without professional lampage. Maybe, even, with the aid of IKEA...

Tags: General Rochester Shoes Shoe shop Silly Sunday

Voters: Chinga, SauliusR, colijohn and 55 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes

WEX Deals: Use code 10CAN to save 10% on select Canon lenses


Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
17 May 2020 7:29AM
I think you "Choozed" a great subject... Excellent image
Isabel GrinGrin

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2209 United Kingdom
17 May 2020 7:44AM
Years ago I found a style from Clarks that was actually foot-shaped, which most shoes aren't. I'm currently onto my fifth pair...
saltireblue Plus
10 10.6k 61 Norway
17 May 2020 8:17AM
Some of Theresa May's cast-offs?
17 May 2020 9:15AM
Or Elton John's?
dudler Plus
16 1.1k 1645 England
17 May 2020 9:31AM
For many years, I found that either Church's handmade leather shoes (preferably assembled on Last 56) or 15 Polish sandals worked nicely.

For the last few years, since the Polish ones seem to be unavailable any more, I've been wearing Ecco walking sandals, which are rather lovely, wear well (most moulded soles split when I walk on them). Even in wet weather, they allow my feet (and socks) to dray off rapidly. Short of snow, they do the business. Mrs D accuses me of using orthopaedic footwear. Is that a bad thing?
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
17 May 2020 11:49AM
Shoes to look at but not for wearing - how many times have we injured our feet
trying to keep up with fashion! Sadly I'm at the comfort first stage!
17 May 2020 11:53AM
Seems apt that I should make this one 30, John.Smile

In some cases of course, it depends on who's wearing them as to how good the shoes look.
I'm guessing that bedroom slippers are very widely worn at this time. But, not quite as photogenic as the shoes in this image. Smile
A return visit for a sneaky shot or two inside the shop may be on the cards.Wink (Or a more accommodating shop assistant.)

17 May 2020 12:14PM
Have added a mod Smile
mac Plus
18 6 Scotland
17 May 2020 12:21PM
The more snazzy the shoe the more expensive. Bought a pair of shoes made to measure in Cyprus. They were a joy to wear until they gave up through old age!
mistere Plus
6 6 3 England
17 May 2020 12:39PM
I remember that shop, may even have a few images myself. I did resist the
urge to buy anything though SmileSmile

Alfie_P Plus
12 256 2 United Kingdom
17 May 2020 1:09PM
" I have new Chooz Mr Fawlty is very gooth for my fits" Splendid image
Daisymaye Plus
11 23 16 Canada
17 May 2020 2:02PM
Sass makes some comfy ones too. I also have some ecco's. Comfort is the most important these days.
I can't even photograph my high heel shoes as I gave them all away. These have made quite the flashy image, I wonder if they have purses to match?
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
17 May 2020 7:58PM
Very flashy and colourful and just right for SS
17 May 2020 8:21PM
Lovely chooz 😆

18 May 2020 4:01AM
I like MBT's myself.

Red wings for work shoes.


Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.