A couple of months ago I went down to Rundle Mall in Adelaide with a boy from my class who is doing photography for his year twelve project. I’d come up with the idea a few months earlier of interviewing people about their shoes and taking pictures of them. This turned out to be a very interesting and rewarding exercise that really made me start thinking about the connection between people and their shoes and whether shoes are something they factor into their lives as important. Although my project started off as purely shoemaking, I’ve come to appreciate the human side of shoes as well, and try to work out whether it is possible to tell something about someone by their shoes. This picture is just a glimpse of the vast range of people we interviewed over the day.