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Not long ago; or, Little by little (11): Hot feet on hot days

Oh, when the sun beats down and burns the tar up on the roof,
And your shoes get so hot you wish your tired feet were fire proof.

The Drifters – Under the Boardwalk

Leather-soled shoes get hot.

See also:

See also:

Little By Little 1: Raymond Briggs on 1940s Britain
Little By Little 2: Li Kunwa on indoor plumbing in 1980s China
Little By Little 3: Scarcity and Subsistence in rural Suffolk in the 1900s
Little By Little 4: Dolly Parton on the scar on her toes (rural poverty in 1950s Tennessee)
Not long ago; or, Little by little (5): Tyler Cowen on progress in living standards since 1900
Not long ago; or, Little by little (6): New York Tenement, 1889
Not long ago; or, Little by little (7): Fred Dibnah, Steeplejack – health and safety edition
Not long ago; or, Little by little (8): Singapore market, early 1970s
Not long ago; or, Little by little (9): Car ownership in China 1999-2019
Not long ago; or, Little by little (10): Switzerland’s iodine revolution

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