Ha!Imagine a Tracker thinking about this non-stop. It's driving me nuts (short drive). I was thinking about obscure brands like Kangaroos that went out in the 80's and Sorel boots. Thing is that I am sure I have see this pattern before, but just cannot get the shuffling old man with the dusty filing cabinets in my brain to find the right file.
Imo, that’s a great question about which part of the shoe, and I’ve wondered what every one else thinks about it, too.What part of the shoe does everyone think this print came from? Obviously the outsole, but is it the heel? The toes / ball of the foot? Instep area?
I tried to draw around the outline of the area of tread that I can see. Honestly, I've been wondering if this print is actually from a shoe at all. Having outlined it, I do now think it is a shoeprint, we are seeing the upper part of the tread pattern. The heel, I believe is missing. It's odd, because the area of design (imo) is where the shoe needs most traction and most flexibility, but the design isn't really suited to either need.
I've been looking at the shoes of my family and almost none have single lines of tread going, unbroken, from side to side. If we could figure out the type of shoe (its purpose - walking, dressy, sandal, etc.) we could narrow the search down a bit.
IMO, this hasn’t been as productive for me as i hoped; nearly all of the results from google images as well as duck duck go images are of shoes that are for sale. A few of those are vintage shoes, but still a very precious few old logos to look at, imo.For those of you with unlimited time, try googling shoe company logo's....
I hope someone with an account there will try that! It’s a great suggestion, imo.
That’s really neat how you did the edit on the photo!Awesome! We noticed the extra trefoil at the bottom early on, but never realized the entire image repeats. I took a closer look and there are a couple of other faint tread lines right beside the trefoil. I moved the image down to that area and it fits perfectly.
So, this little kangaroo boxing / wolf / rat flexing image is on the ball of the foot and also maybe the arch area into the heel.
Wow, it's great to get more info.OK, a friend has had a reply from the CCIRI with some more info. They can't post right now.
The print is from months ago, so a current brand. It is the ball of the foot, believed to be a juvenile, the print was made in wet cement and they are very grateful for everyone looking because they have had zero luck.
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I don't interpret them as saying the imprint was made into wet cement, but rather the wet shoe stepped on cement and left the image. JMO