Photo Essay: Shoes on campus

Jacob Rice, Visual Editor

The Iowa State Daily talked to the community about their shoes. Directly inspired by The Michigan Daily’s photo essay of the same name, reporters stood outside of Parks Library on Aug. 29 asking the passing students and faculty, “What’s the story behind your shoes?” A simple question met with a variety of unique responses. 

“I got them like 5 years ago, they’re really worn in,” Arushi Suresh said. Aug. 29, 2022. (Jacob Rice)


“These were my sisters. She bought them years ago–never used them,” Zoe Runyon said. Aug. 29, 2022. (Jacob Rice)


“I like that they’re not clean, so I don’t half to feel self-conscious about having to keep them clean ” said cross country coach Cale Wallace. Aug. 29, 2022. (Jacob Rice)


“I feel like they’re different than just the normal white converse,” Olivia Jackovin said. Aug. 29, 2022. (Jacob Rice)


“I just like cows,” said Megan. Aug. 29, 2022. (Jacob Rice)


“White is easy to match,” Michael Pruisner said. Aug. 29, 2022. (Jacob Rice)


“Black goes with everything,” Tyler Coe said. Aug. 29, 2022 (Jacob Rice)


“These are the only pair of shoes I own because my luggage got lost in Spain,” Jolly Carerra said. Aug. 29, 2022. (Jacob Rice)


When asked why they chose to wear that pair of shoes, Peter Bergman said, “If I wore my boots, my feet would be sweaty.” Aug. 29, 2022. (Jacob Rice)


“I ran from the cops in these shoes,” said an anonymous Iowa State student. Aug. 29, 2022. (Jacob Rice)


“They matched my jacket–I actually bought these in Germany,” Kapetane Stivers said. Aug. 29, 2022. (Jacob Rice)