“Don’t buy shoes for someone you love, or they will walk away.”

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Nationality: Korean
Age: 35
Occupation: Soldier
Residence: Honolulu, Hawaii
Date of Performance/Collection:
Primary Language: English
Other Language(s): Korean

“Don’t buy shoes for someone you love, or they will walk away.”
This is a common Korean superstition; many people believe that buying shoes for someone they love will make them walk away. Essentially, they believe that they are providing the tools needed to walk away.