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May 14, 2012

Moonshiners' cow shoes


The cow shoe is a strip of metal to which is tacked a wooden block carved to resemble the hoof of a cow, which may be strapped to the human foot. A man shod with a pair of them would leave a trail resembling that of a cow. -- Kottke

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 14, 2012 4:31 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Good to know, but I'm wearing mine without cuffs this year.

Posted by: Casca at May 14, 2012 5:12 PM

Back in the 70's I used to wear something like that to the discotheque.

Posted by: ahem at May 14, 2012 8:41 PM

That's odd, my Grandpa used to make his cows wear two-toned wingtips.

They looked good...DAMN good!

Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at May 14, 2012 9:07 PM

It also works in reverse. If you want to steal a cow, you can put boots over the hooves.

Posted by: Gagdad Bob at May 14, 2012 9:44 PM

FLOTUS is wearing those everywhere. Very stylish on her, except I believe hers are more cloven.

Posted by: Peccable at May 15, 2012 3:36 AM

Hers are also $3500.

(Get down boogie oogie oogie...)

Posted by: ahem at May 15, 2012 5:40 AM

It wouldn't take an investigative genius to figure out that the cow was walking on only its hind feet.

Posted by: drdave at May 15, 2012 8:32 AM

Cows! Why did it have to be cows!?

Posted by: Indiana Jones at May 15, 2012 12:14 PM

The cow print horseshoes in the Sherlock Holmes story. I think it was 'The Priory School."

Posted by: Mikey NTH at May 15, 2012 1:21 PM

drdave, take another look at the device. There is a fake front hoof and a fake rear hoof. This would produce a track very much like those made by actual cattle, which an "investigative genius" may have never seen.

Posted by: JD(not the one with the picture) at May 15, 2012 2:42 PM

To fool the Revenuers.

How my heart yearns for simpler times.

Posted by: Rocky at May 15, 2012 8:32 PM

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