1) That's absurd. Even my kids know not to mess with my shoes. My kids think my shoes are part of their inheritance!
2) This may be the most responded-to post ever - at least for a long, long time.
@rostov, You're frustrating situation seems to be our entertainment.
I think the fact that his shoes appear to be basically fine is what allowed us all to have a laugh. If he'd reported that 17 pairs of AE including six pair of shell were ruined by the move/painting/sitting in the elements, we'd not be posting what we've posted...at least I wouldn't. I wouldn't want to draw his ire.
Thanks for the chuckle, rostov!