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Estonian All-Stars

On my recent trip to Tallinn, I had to track down Estonia’s answer to Converse All Stars.  And tracking I did…

After trawling both souvenir shops as well as shoe stores, I was finally told that the best place to buy these special shoes made by Gong was at the post office (?!) in the center of town.  Trekking through the snow, I made my way there, took a number & waited.

The post lady then showed me all the models, which reflect the national costume of different regions of Estonia.  She asked for my size & which region I’d like.  I chose Pärnu.

There I was, discussing size & fit with a postal worker!

I tried them on, asked for a few post card stamps, paid for everything & I was on my way!

Tänan teid Eesti (Props to Estonia!) for the cool tribute to your style culture & mine!

The proud owner wears her new shoes!

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays (this girl) from the swift completion of (her) appointed rounds (to find these shoes!)”


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