I honestly don't think I would be lying if I said that these shoes have brought more joy into my life than some people I have come across. Here is our story, you will be missed.

I bought these babies during my junior year spring break in Hawaii.

Here is our first picture together while on our first walk on the beach.

I knew here, that we were going to be together forever. From this point on, we did everything together. We went to downtown Cincy and took pictures with coffee in hand in front of colorful walls.

We went to Disney World and explored so many countries of the world at Epcot.

We found joy in the simple things, like my Nana and Papaws old farmhouse.

They were there for me when I needed a pair of shoes to throw on when we were on the boat.

erika glover on Instagram: “in case you missed yesterday’s episode of keeping up with the glovers: mom gets the aux while we are stranded in the middle of the lake…”

They came to college with me, helped me to roll along properly, putting one foot in front of the other.

erika glover on Instagram: “even though i’m beyond excited to be in a dorm with movable furniture and ac, i’m forever thankful for the darrow island + all its quirks…”

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Overall, my birks kept me going throughout the summer and saved me from so many blisters from uncomfy flip flops. In their old age, I have painted them with dainty daisies to make sure they know that they will always hold a special place in my heart, rips, cracks, smell and all.