One of my shoes has been rattling for the past few months. Sometimes methods of transportation rattle- this is normal. Usually it isn’t shoes. After my usual problem solving method (ignoring it) didn’t fix it, I resorted to sitting down and prying open the heel to figure out why.
There was a small hole in the heel, with something shaking inside, causing me to sound like a maraca. After prying it open, a small piece of smooth beach glass fell out. I can’t really say for sure where it came from, by my guess is that it came from Fort Bragg.
So the past few months, I’ve been carrying a little piece of this beach around, several thousand miles away across the Pacific.
I took it out, placed it on the table, and took the boots to a local cobbler. I haven’t found the piece of glass since.