For the debut parade in 2001, Muses charter member Nicola Wolf came up with the idea of decorating a few shoes as an homage to the Zulu coconut as mementos to give to her friends. Embellishments were modest, and she made only eight or so shoes. The following year, inspired by Wolf’s creation, a number of Krewe members adopted the practice, and the enthusiasm for the custom-made throw grew in popularity among members and parade goers alike until most of the 1,130 women riding distribute glitter-covered shoes of astonishing inventiveness and variety.
Check out our gallery for some shoe-spiration. Don’t forget to share photos of the shoes you designed or caught on our facebook and social media pages!
Throw me something, sister!