A long line of brand new shoes found on the pavement of London’s Heddon Street at night!

Last night walking along a pavement, it was a little past 11pm and Regent Street was tranquil and looking so pretty. Just as I was about to go past Heddon Street, I noticed a trail of some kind. I could not quite work out what it was but felt it looked like a line of shoes. Then I thought about how ridiculous that sounded. A line of shoes?! Being slightly short sighted, and my vision looking a bit blurry, I felt that perhaps my eyes were deceiving me. My curiousity got the better of me because I moved a bit closer and realised to my astonishment they really were shoes. Random shoes. Men’s shoes. Women’s shoes. All brand new and some with their original tags still attached. Some other people making their way down Heddon Street (off Regent Street) also stopped to stare and smile in bewilderment. Some men and women picked up the ones they liked, to take home.

As I took some photos, a few strangers thought I was the person responsible for them! No one knew who had put them there, or why. I asked a local worker and he was equally baffled but did add that there were many more, better, nicer shoes earlier. It’s a big mystery! Made me smile and laugh. How random! Did the shoe fairy make a visit and decide to leave a trail of shoes?

Random shoes left on the Heddon street at night!

Random shoes left on the Heddon street at night!

Random shoes left on the Heddon street at night!

Random shoes left on the Heddon street at night!

Random shoes left on the Heddon street at night!

Random shoes left on the Heddon street at night!

Random shoes left on the Heddon street at night!

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  • http://profiles.google.com/aylin17 Aylin T

    I discovered your page late but loved it :) Your entries are not compilation and still quite original like this mystery shoes on the pavement entry. Please write if you can reach the source of those pavement shoes :)

  • http://twitter.com/jaimelondonboy Jai’me Jan

    Thank you! Your positive comments made me smile! Do you have a blog too? :) I will definitely mention where the shoes came from if I ever get to find out. :]

  • http://kit-cat-kitty-cat.blogspot.com/ KittyCat

    Ahhh i’m so jealous – did you get any shoes yourself?
    Such a cool idea.

  • http://twitter.com/jaimelondonboy Jai’me Jan

    I could have but didn’t as my bag was already full and it would have looked mighty off carrying one around. *laughs* Lots of people did though!