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On his current 110-concert tour to promote his latest album, Nothin' But the Taillights, country singer Clint Black has accumulate more than travel miles; he has also collected 41,000 pairs of shoes. The footwear—a charitable tie-in inspired by his single "The Shoes You're Wearing"—has been brought to his concerts by Black's fans and distributed to the needy in cities along his tour route.
How did you come up with the shoe-donation idea?
We all know the proverb about the man who cried because he had no shoes until he saw a man who had no feet. It just made me think about all the people out there with no shoes and how many of us have an extra pair that we never get around to wearing.
Personally, aren't you more of a boot man?
I wear boots and sneakers and flip-flops. Too much time in the boots will wear you out.
Do you have a closetful?
I'm not an Imelda Marcos of cowboy boots, but I have 10, 15 pairs. I have some I keep on the bus for the shows and others that are for kicking around town. But I only have two hats.
Would your boots be hard to fill? I'm an 8½.
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