Most of us gringos from North America own far too many shoes.  When all five of my children were living at home I had two huge racks set up in the garage that could hold at least twenty pair of shoes each and they were not large enough.  My youngest son Scott had a weekly task of cleaning up the shoe racks.  There were LOTS of shoes!

When we moved down to Ecuador Mary and I went through our shoes and selected two or three pair each to bring with us.  Somehow over the years we have accumulated more and more pairs (mostly beach shoes).  But, even though I have a wide selection of sandals and beach shoes, I still reach for my trusty Teva sandals almost every day.

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