Police Seek Clues About Woodlawn 'Jane Doe' Found this from Patch.com. It has color pics of her shoes and the seed bags. I think the Doe was wearing Earth Shoes. General Context: Prior to 1975 or so Earth Shoes were very trendy with the health conscience or academic hippie types. These shoes were Danish imports, so not inexpensive. For a supposed quality shoe, they didn’t wear well. Not something that would be desirable to buy secondhand, as they were not an attractive shoe even when new. Social/Economic Context: Wearing Earth Shoes was an anti-fashion choice. They were a statement signaling the wearer’s desired social consciousness image or aspirations. Common on college campuses, not so much in working class neighborhoods. Why no laces? Maybe she was admitted to a psychiatric hospital and they were removed as a precaution. She left the facility under duress and the laces were overlooked. All my opinions only. Just How Big Were Earth Shoes In The '70s?