Monday, December 12, 2011
Robert F. Kennedy's shoe for auction
Robert F. Kennedy’s brown leather shoe, English-made, size eight and a half might go for auction on ebay. The owner Phyllis Isom managed to pull the shoe form the senator when he visited downtown Kalamazoo. As part of a big crowd she grabbed hold of RFK’s leg when herested his leg up on his convertable to wave to the crowd. Isom says the auction is not about money but about finding the right people for the right shoe. Isom says that even though the story of how she got the shoe was covered by the Kalamazoo Gazette, Esquire Magazine and even the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, for Isom the shoe is more than the end result of a great story.