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Monday, October 10, 2005

Creepy Shoe Superstitions

If new shoes creak, it’s a sign you haven’t paid for them yet.

It is believed to be good luck to throw a shoe at someone when they are setting out on a journey, and the shoe should be thrown in the direction of the journey.

By wearing holes in the soles of your shoes,you will become wealthy.

Old shoes are tied behind bridal vehicles to bring good luck, and in Transylvania, it’s believed to increase fertility.

Many think that if you want to conceive a child, try on the shoes of a woman who has just given birth.

If you leave shoes lying on their uppers (with the sole facing up), you will quarrel with someone during that day.

Tying your shoe laces together and hanging them on a nail is thought to give you bad luck.

If you wear out your shoes in the toe, you will spend money as you go.

It is bad luck to put your left shoe on first.

The Romans believed that it was a bad omen to put a shoe on the wrong foot.

Find a penny, put it in your shoe, and you’ll have good luck, the whole day through.

If your shoestring comes unlaced, someone is talking about you.

Never accept a gift of old shoes, or you will walk in the former owner’s troubles.

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!
~~Aileen Mehle~~

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