Would you say “I do” to a shoe?
Only last week, movie actress Leslie Jones accepted basketball player Dwyane Wade’s hand in marriage after he proposed by holding up a pair of his game-worn court shoes.
“Will you accept my shoes?” Wade asked Jones on the court, who then excitedly gave her assent.
But this strange way of saying “yes” is not reserved for basketball stars and celebrities.
Social media has been abuzz with men getting down on one knee and offering to hold a partner’s shoe for life. Beauty blogger Xiomara Escobar recently posted a picture of her boyfriend proposing to her with a pair of polka dot pumps as they sit together on a garden bench.
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So I love this man not just because he will do about anything to make me happy. We did a photoshoot with Gayle 2 years ago where he was proposing with shoes 👠 . Lol!! But I love him because he CARES about my emotional human soul. It's tough to be a guy and understand women emotions. It really is. Days like today I needed a shoulder to cry on and he was there. Marriage or relationships are not always "Happily Ever After" but it's about the tough times and how you bring each other up. Pink Blessings ladies and gents! #latinastrong #xelipstickmafia #shoes #mymklife #aandxadventures #oc #shoeproposal #allin #teammk
Shoe proposals have also been particularly popular in Asia, with numerous South Korean and Japanese Instagram users posting photos of shoes that their significant other gave them with an offer to “walk with me in life.”