If shoes have soles, then they must have karma. Now before you laugh, just consider the religious lengths women go through to save a good pair of pumps.
The other day I was driving through a torrential rainstorm. As my car approached the intersection, I was absolutely amazed how three different women pulled their shoes off and tucked them under their shirts and waded through the water barefooted to keep their sacred steppers from getting wet. These women were determined; nothing of the water variety was going to happen to their babies.