abandon storY

under-caffeinated  - flat whites hit wall

under-caffeinated - flat whites hit wall

 

starts & ends with TWO feet

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Abandon Shoes started with a walk. Where their's ends, mine finds them. Sometimes I think they find me. Either way, we're soulmates. Solemates in shoe. Sorry, they also don't need 'u.' Seemed fair. Or maybe I was just high on walking when I made the call. As a 36-year old that's never had a driver's license, I do a lot of it. I'm for anything sans rule-book.

Walking's the Wild West in every direction.

As a girl that doesn't like stepping in sh!t or eating it, I never walk intexticated & always keep an eye to the ground. One day a pair of abandoned shoes caught it. I'm a writer. They're a subject. We both have something to say. They hold my view today.

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When we're looking for something, we start finding it. The search for something often finds us something else. Tilt the lens. Re-frame the scene. Almost there. Nowhere near. 

your walk. Lead the way. 

Just go for it. That's all Abandon Shoes is meant to say. The rest is walking generated nonsense.

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footnote: 'Under-Caffeinated' - pictured above - is the first Abandon Shoes shot taken. I was j-walking across University Avenue & got stuck in the centre median to find these; the perfect still-life. No person. All-personality. A story just waiting to be told. An over-caffeinated girl to tell it. And so she goes~


[ ABANDON FINDER ]

exactly what you're not looking for

Natalie’s a 36-yr.old walker in Downtown Toronto. A city she's got endless pride & bragging rights for. In her spare time, she can be found collecting her thoughts in the West-End shoebox she lives in. Also not her own.


[ aband0n IMAGEs ]

All photos shot on iPhone 5S/6 by finder & amateur snap-shooter Natalie Greenspan. No subjects are ever touched, retouched or filtered in her process. Framing being the only consideration, all shoes appear as found. I'm convinced there's a stager out there somewhere. Images originally published on Instagram have been unfiltered on this site. 


[ Copyright ]

Welcome to the world's largest royalty-free abandoned shoe image bank. 

Feel free to borrow or steal any & all content from this site. No need to beg. The abandoned take any attention they can get. Credit yourself if you like. 

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If you're a brand & Abandon Shoes has infringed on your copyright, I ask we have a discussion before legal action ensues. My intention has & will always be showcasing the authenticity of your soles on the street. Personally, I don't think you can buy that kind of street-cred. With the up-coming Abandon Shoes Designer Postcard Collection however, people will soon be able to. As stated throughout this site, 100% of the profits will be donated to charity via the Walking Society - our initiative committed to getting the world on their feet. Or the charity of your brand's choice. If we can do some good & help people do what shoes (your product) are made to, perhaps it's worth considering?

footnote: It's very low-budget

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If you're anyone else with a copyright this site's infringed on & it's a problem - contact me. Hopefully we can sort it. Out of court.


[ ABAND0N Thanks ]

To all the abandoners. Without you, I'd be lost.