Shoes Writers Wear

These shoes are killing me?

Cut shoes are nice, but can you write in them?
Cut shoes are nice, but can you write in them? | Source

Do Shoes Make the Man? or do Clothes?

We've all heard the saying that "Clothes make the man", but when you go for a job interview or a performance review, you had better be wearing great shoes. Many and interviewer has judged you on the shoes you wear. Corporate bigwigs have no interest in people who wear cheap shoes.

Writing demands a special set of skills and education. Writers think with their heads and only rarely actually use their feet. In fact, some writers would just as soon stay home and go barefoot for the majority of their working day. Feet are only useful for going back and forth from the writing desk to the kitchen. Brains require excellent beverages like coffee, beer, wine and diet sodas.

Given that it is wintertime, and most people who work at home are only interested in keeping their feet warm and cozy, here is a game to play to match our fearless Hubbers with their feet, shoes and interesting styles.

Play the game and win a prize! From the comment section, I will choose one or two clever commenters and present them with some absolutely fabulous Austinstar swag! Trust me - nothing valued at over the cost of an excellent beverage. Enjoy the game and good luck!

Answers to the quiz are beneath the quiz. Have fun and play fair.

Number One

Here are the shoes, where is the rest of this writer?
Here are the shoes, where is the rest of this writer? | Source

Number One

Writing and drawing are two very fun activities on HubPages. This shoe wearer prefers to draw rather than photograph and he or she is getting pretty good at it! We can probably use the illustrations to play fetch with a dog or two, but they also look nice in a hub. I hope he or she 'sticks' around!

Your choices are:

  • billybuc
  • Shadesbreath
  • Mark Ewbie
  • Austinstar

Write down your answer and take the quiz at the end of this hub.

Number Two

This little piggy went to the shrink.
This little piggy went to the shrink. | Source

Number Two

This writer is known far and wide as being "older than dirt". He or she is intelligent and, er, old. He or she has been around so very long that talking to dinosaurs is no problem for this writer. Also analyzing strange things about you psychologically is a snap.

Your choices are:

  • drbj
  • RealHouseWife
  • billybuc
  • Tammy Swallow

Write down your answer and take the quiz at the end of this hub.

Number Three

Where's the Feet?
Where's the Feet? | Source

Number Three

Cheating just a little bit here as this Hubber is better known on FaceBook or on the writer's own web site. But the dismally few hubs this writer has produced are some of the funniest hubs on the internet! You gotta laugh at someone who properly knows how to use "butt naked" versus "buck naked"!

Your choices are:

  • Sharyn's Slant
  • Shadesbreath
  • Barbergirl28
  • Mark Ewbie

Write down your answer and take the quiz at the end of this hub.

Number Four

My goodness, this writer must live in Canada or Alaska or the North Pole!
My goodness, this writer must live in Canada or Alaska or the North Pole! | Source

Number Four

This hubber is my Halloween buddy. She is so crafty and has great ideas about stuff I would never think about. Of course, she is also into being a mom and how to buy things for a buck. She wrote the funniest hub about Walmart. I was laughing so hard I cried.

Your choices are:

  • Sharyn's Slant
  • RealHousewife
  • Tammy Swallow
  • Miss Olive

Write down your answer and take the quiz at the end of this hub.

Number Five

HOW this writer doesn't get hit with static electricity I'll never know!
HOW this writer doesn't get hit with static electricity I'll never know! | Source

Number Five

I wonder how this hubber would stack up against the rigid rules of the six 'W's - Who, What, When, Where, Why and How. How I ever got him or her to send me a shoes photo, I'll never know. He or She writes great human interest stories, tips on how to live frugally, and how to be kind to others. How this hubber finds the time, I'll never know.

Your choices are:

  • Carol7777
  • billybuc
  • Shadesbreath
  • Mark Ewbie

Write down your answer and take the quiz at the end of this hub.

Number Six

Well, hello little scorpion. If you crawl off that foot, you will get stepped on!
Well, hello little scorpion. If you crawl off that foot, you will get stepped on! | Source

Number Six

Talk about an adventurous Hubber! This leopard nut dared to go to the jungle for her birthday! I suspect she wanted to encounter jaguars and adopt one as a pet. She does have an entire menagerie at home and could easily accommodate a host of creatures. She doesn't even mind cleaning up after her entourage.

Your choices are:

  • RealHousewife
  • Austinstar
  • Tammy Swallow
  • drbj

Write down your answer and take the quiz at the end of this hub.

Number Seven

Everyone needs a pair of black socks!
Everyone needs a pair of black socks! | Source

Number Seven

Hopefully this Hubber will eventually achieve his or her destiny of becoming a star! Or maybe it's all in the stars? He or she plays poker, hikes and bikes and may even be able to tell your fortune. He or she has been around the block a time or two and lived to tell about it.

Your choices are:

  • Sharyn's Slant
  • Barbergirl28
  • Miss Olive
  • Carol7777

Write down your answer and take the quiz at the end of this hub.

Number Eight

Cats are so darn cute. They have paws instead of feet. No shoes needed.
Cats are so darn cute. They have paws instead of feet. No shoes needed. | Source

Number Eight

A cat lover? Well, all good writers must have their muses. This hubber hates to wear shoes, jewelry, clothes and any other thing that might possibly interfere with the creative genius. He or she is constantly on a diet and craves chocolate anyway. So many words, so little time.

Your choices are:

  • Austinstar
  • drbj
  • Miss Olive
  • Carol7777

Write down your answer and take the quiz at the end of this hub.

Number Nine

The only writer that has dress shoes?
The only writer that has dress shoes? | Source

Number Nine

This hubber does so many things that no one can keep up! It's amazing what a daily exercise regimen can do for a body. In fact, her exercise hubs made me so tired I had to take a nap. Well, no wonder she has pretty shoes. But does that mean she's a writer? Do shoes tell the tale?

Your choices are:

  • Sharyn's Slant
  • Barbergirl28
  • Miss Olive
  • Tammy Swallow

Write down your answer and take the quiz at the end of this hub.

Number Ten

Silver comfort! Writing to make a little gold.
Silver comfort! Writing to make a little gold. | Source

Number Ten

HubPages gained a real prize when this Hubber joined the clan. He or she always eats healthy stuff and still writes well about it. He or she is a huge advocate for Autism which is something that any writer can understand with no problem as we all have to reach deep within ourselves to make words, sentences and grammar all come together and make some sense to the outsiders looking in.

Your choices are:

  • Sharyn's Slant
  • Austinstar
  • Miss Olive
  • RealHousewife

Write down your answer and take the quiz at the end of this hub.

Number Eleven

Jungle or camouflage, you decide!
Jungle or camouflage, you decide! | Source

Number Eleven

Well we can't all live in the wild and at least one of us must wear camouflage shoes. Almost as good as not wearing shoes at all! This clever hubber has written more that one hub on dumplings! Yes, dumplings. Those enticingly delicious treats that are kind of like sushi, only different. He or she also has the excellent beverage for writers down to a science with a hub on great flavors for iced coffee. Gotta have coffee when you write, right?

Your choices are:

  • billybuc
  • Shadesbreath
  • Mark Ewbie
  • Sharyn's Slant

Write down your answer and take the quiz at the end of this hub.

Favorite Photo?

Which Shoe photo is your favorite?

  • One
  • Two
  • Three
  • Four
  • Five
  • Six
  • Seven
  • Eight
  • Nine
  • Ten
  • Eleven
See results without voting

Answers to the Quiz:

  1. Mark Ewbie
  2. drbj
  3. Shadesbreath
  4. Tammy Swallow
  5. billybuc
  6. RealHousewife
  7. Carol7777
  8. Austinstar
  9. BarberGirl28
  10. Miss Olive
  11. Sharyn's Slant

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Comments - How did you do on the quiz? 42 comments

billybuc profile image

billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

What great fun! I'll have to come back to it later today and take the quiz. Thanks so much for the creative and hilarious activity.


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

Thanks for this ...and what fun. You did a sockerly good job. Voting up and pinning away...You are so clever!!!! Glad to be part of this .


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barbergirl28 3 years ago from Hemet, Ca

I did really good. I only got one wrong and that was because I was a little torn. If I would have went with my gut instinct... I would have had it all. What a cool hub!


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina

This was such a cute idea! It was a lot of fun trying to match the hubbers with their shoes. It certainly suggests writers like their comfort. Unless I am at the gym, I am usully wearing boots. Thanks for including me. This was a blast!


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tjdavis 3 years ago from Moscow, Texas

I love the wooden shoes :-)


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

Totally creative and interesting...who would have thought of such a fun way to look at fellow hubbers! It is all in the feet you know, they show our personality more than we know. Great read for everyone.

Voted up, funny, and interesting...never expected this one but loved it.


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA

Howdy Lela (Austinstar) Betcha you clean forgot Benny Goodman, the famous bandleader who was known for his solos on the shoehorn.

Gus :-)))

p.s.: Benny used to write stuff and post it on the original HubPages, back in the late 1930s, give or take a decade or so. Maybe you knew him?

p.p.s.: Funny hub here !


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missolive 3 years ago from Texas

81% LOL That was fun and definitely interesting, thanks for putting this together. I seriously had a hard time deciding what pair of shoes to send you a pic of. Truth is I'd rather be barefoot.

Hey, I didn't realize how many shoe hubs the site has....yours, of course, has swag and 'sole'


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

This is a fun Hub. I just though most Hubbers went barefoot like I do. I think better when I'm shoeless. I answered two correctly. The rest were a surprise as to their choice of shoes. I knew from your clue right away which wer drbj"s cause she is always "older than dirt".


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Austinstar 3 years ago from Somewhere in the universe Author

Shoes are so much fun, right? I got sent home from school once for going barefoot. My heel broke or something and I just pitched the darn things in the trash. Some teacher sent me to the 'office' and I was told to hoof it home, ya crazy hippie.

Gus, I very nearly asked you to send me a photo of your shoes, but they are just too big to fill and I think you would send me a panoramic shot which wouldn't fit unless I shoehorned it in somehow. I sort of remember Goodman, but it was actually before my time. If they go back further than Willie Nelson, I'm lost.

I can't even imagine wearing wooden shoes. How in the heck do they do that?

It was a fun hub to write too, but it was hard to keep track of who belongs to which shoe. I had to actually resort to pen and paper!


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Lady Guinevere 3 years ago from West Virginia

This was cute and funny. I loved it but I didn't vote. Sorry.

I did vote it up and funny.


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RealHousewife 3 years ago from St. Louis, MO

AHHH hahaha that is awesome! I got almost everyone's correct!

I correctly guessed Tammy but you and Sharyn tricked me. Too funny - oh Shadesbreath - those must be my favs:). This just turned out great!


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Kathleen Cochran 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Too cute and a great ten minutes of fun. I'm familiar with most of these hubbers, and you nailed them. Great idea for a creative hub and a good way for new hubbers to learn who are some great hubbers to follow - and learn from.


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Stephanie Henkel 3 years ago from USA

What a fun hub! I didn't do that well, on the quiz, but sure had fun trying, and I loved the pictures of everyone's shoes!


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Austinstar 3 years ago from Somewhere in the universe Author

It was fun to put together too. I think for my next hub thing, I might do the backs of their heads or just their hands or maybe their favorite beer. Whatcha think?


Motown2Chitown 3 years ago

Yes indeed! I got 100%! Either I'm a bloody genius or a frightening stalker...no one will every know! ;) This was so much fun, Lela! If your next one is on the hubber's favorite beer, you'll have to leave Shades out. His footie pic gives that away!

What a blast! :D

What's my prize!


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Annette R. Smith 3 years ago from Orlando, Florida

What a fun hub, Austinstar! Amazingly, I guessed correctly for all but two of the hubbers in your quiz. I'm a barefoot girl, but I think those painted wooden shoes are pretty.


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missolive 3 years ago from Texas

Hmmmmmmm, how about the back of the head while holding our favorite drink? Ha!


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Austinstar 3 years ago from Somewhere in the universe Author

That might just work!


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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

What great fun! I’m not sure how I will do with guessing, but will give this a try.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

You are so clever, Lela. Thanks for including me in this superlative, spectacular, shoe survey. But there has been some unforeseen fallout. My Piggy shoes are now so conceited at being featured online by you that they have become insufferable.

A small correction, m'dear, as of my last birthday I am now older than soil (that came BEFORE dirt, y'know). :)


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Mark Ewbie 3 years ago from Euroland

Yeah, what a fun idea, and thanks for letting me contribute. I like the ones with the bottles - hmmmm, let me think about who that is. Oh and the pigs, quite remarkable. In fact - what a collection of shoes!

edit: And I have never before read "all shoes are the property of the feet owners". Excellent.


Motown2Chitown 3 years ago

I'm surprised there weren't stick legs coming up out of your shoes, Mark.

Kelly, I knew yours instantly - without even having to read the clues.

drbj, you're not as old as my mom, and she was only older than Methuselah. ;)

MissOlive, your shoes were just as sweet and pretty as you are! ;)

BBG - yours too. Impossible to miss.

Lela, what's my prize for scoring 100% on the quiz? Are you gonna come visit me!?!?!?


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Austinstar 3 years ago from Somewhere in the universe Author

Mo, I do not ever travel above the Mason/Dixon line. Not because of politics, it's because you have cold snow wet stuff. I hate that. And then there's the food, or lack of it - y'all just don't fry enough stuff for my tastes.

But someday, maybe we can meet in the middle. I would love to go back to St. Louis to see RH and you could meet us there.

drbj, You are a treasure. And your shoes come straight out of one of my favorite movies, "Real Genius". What's not to love?

I'm working on prizes, plural. Just be patient. I am a busy woman.


Motown2Chitown 3 years ago

Just a little temptation for ya, Lela...my hubby spent over half his life below the Mason/Dixon line and is quite the smoker/BBQ'r/Southern Fried Chicken, etc. expert. We can feed you right. That I promise. But the snow. Yeah - well, we got that now and it sorta sucks. :) In the middle is great for me though.


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xstatic 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Funny and interesting. Also a couple of hubbers I am not familiar with, so will check them out.


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AliciaC 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

What a great idea for a hub! Your article is very creative and funny, Lela. Thanks for the enjoyment!


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Sharyn's Slant 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

I admit, I took the quiz seriously and used a pen and paper to determine the correct answers. It took some time, but I did get 100%. Whooo hooo. I haven't enjoyed an HP quiz like that in, about, well, - never!

I also literally cringed when I saw that first picture. Hurts just thinking 'bout it. I'm quite thankful I'm not Dutch. I've got enough issues being German and Polish.


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Austinstar 3 years ago from Somewhere in the universe Author

I was searching for shoe photos and when I saw the wooden shoes, well, that was that. I had to use it. So colorful, but I can only assume, so painful.


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Ruchira 3 years ago from United States

haha...this was such a fun hub. LOVED it.

Loved Kelly's shoes and that tattoo of spider. I sucked in the quiz.

An interesting hub, Lela.


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Austinstar 3 years ago from Somewhere in the universe Author

Spider! That was a scorpion. She loves it. I personally, do not like scorpions and cringe at the sight of them. True, I don't much care for spiders either. Although, we did have a tarantula visiting my front porch for a while.


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Austinstar 3 years ago from Somewhere in the universe Author

I have the following gifts for my shoe owners and/or commenters. The first four people to send me their mailing address via hub email or regular email to austinstar98(at)gmail.com will get one of the following:

A leather and wooden bead bracelet

A braided tri-color (blue,pink,silver) bracelet

A small dream catcher (red and white mostly)

(The above are hand made by me).

I also have an Austinstar pen light/keychain thingy.

Let the games begin!


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Austinstar 3 years ago from Somewhere in the universe Author

Motown2Chitown has just snagged the little red dream catcher! Better get a move on players...


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Rusticliving 3 years ago from California

This hub is a hoot! I was going to send you my pic, but couldn't find the shoes I wanted to use..LOL I had so much fun reading and guessing. I got 100% but I have to tell ya.. I almost chose BarberGirl28 (Stacy ) for number three..lol But then I saw those pink heels and those gorgeous feet..I had to rethink it.. Fun Fun Fun! Voted up and shared! Congrats my little OLIVE! ♥


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Austinstar 3 years ago from Somewhere in the universe Author

The beer bottles were a hoot, right?


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Rusticliving 3 years ago from California

I LOVED the beer bottles! LOL


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Oh my God! that was so much fun! I scored just over half so not bad! what a brilliant idea! voted up and shared! lol!


Motown2Chitown 3 years ago

Guess what came in the mail today!?! A beautiful red dream catcher made by none other than Austinstar! Is there a special place where it should hang, Austin?


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Austinstar 3 years ago from Somewhere in the universe Author

Somewhere near where you sleep! Some say to hang them in a window where the light can hit it in the morning and destroy any bad dreams that it has caught.


Motown2Chitown 3 years ago

Awesome! Thank you, thank you!


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

This was such a fun hub! I thought I had perfect on the quiz but got one wrong. I should have know since I'd picked Stacy for two of the photo's. 90% isn't bad right :)


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EyesStraightAhead 3 years ago from Florida, USA

What a wonderful hub! I had a blast looking at what fellow Hubbers are wearing as they write. You have proven we are all unique! Thanks for sharing a good laugh!

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