Feb 16, 2021 - 24 min
Besides being a clothing accessory, they also act as a symbolic foundation for human identity. Partly of the earth, partly of our body, the shoe sits on the edge of an ontological threshold. Where can it transport us? Randy Laist, professor of English at Goodwin University, shares in Aeon magazine this peculiar ode to shoes, potentially an often-overlooked element of what defines as us a human.