Independence Day distractions

Ukraine turned 18 today, and the center of Kyiv filled up with crowds looking for a good time. There was music, costumes, and a lineup of armored vehicles. But we found our eyes drawn to something else. Call us shallow, but we couldn’t stop looking at the astounding shoes on display in this city. So Nora and Molly started snapping pictures. Below, in slide show format, we present some of Kyiv’s finest footwear.


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10 Responses to “Independence Day distractions”

  1. Gravatar of Allison Allison
    24. August 2009 at 23:47

    Wow bizarre shoes!!

  2. Gravatar of Sara Sara
    24. August 2009 at 23:48

    could you get a pair of the black and purple ones for me
    (size 7)?

  3. Gravatar of Meggie Meggie
    25. August 2009 at 00:29

    Wow those shoes look painful! im surprised they dont get the high heels stuck in escalators!

  4. Gravatar of Rick Rick
    26. August 2009 at 20:32

    Excellent! I wonder if they’re all made in China like those in USA?

  5. Gravatar of Rhoda Rhoda
    28. August 2009 at 13:10

    This is hilarious! I loved the sound clips of the shoes–if I were wearing them, you probably would hear a crunch of a sprained ankle. Anyway the last slide of the the 4 comfortable feet made me chuckle. Keep up the creative reporting!

  6. Gravatar of D Arthur Charles D Arthur Charles
    28. August 2009 at 23:18

    Nice to see your good humor intact! We enjoyed the show!

  7. Gravatar of Sharyn Sharyn
    30. August 2009 at 22:30

    This made me laugh!! Looks like the Orthopedic surgeons will have plenty of business! Except for the McCarthy Charles family!

  8. Gravatar of Sheila and Moe Sheila and Moe
    4. September 2009 at 19:50

    um, were they just standing there in those shoes, or could they walk in them? yee gods. we liked the charles mccarthy styles.

  9. Gravatar of Kathelee Kathelee
    2. October 2009 at 21:39

    Loved the slide show and the soundtrack! Enjoy Kyiv, which sounds so mysterious and intriguing. Reminds me of my visit to the Casino in Estoril, Portugal-where all the CIA/KGB meetings took place during the Cold War and which now lacks the elegance and extravagance of those bygone days.

  10. Gravatar of Anna Anna
    3. November 2009 at 20:55

    Wow those shoes are pretty spectacular. Did they actually manage to walk in them without falling over? Amazing.