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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posted: March 1st, 2013
Fashion Friday — Cast Coverz and the Pope’s red shoes

handzcastbootzThanks to fashionista Christine Eddy, director of communications at Cathedral Prep and Villa Maria Academy! She called our attention to Cast Coverz. These colorful sleeves and other fashionable items dress up casts on arms and legs along with surgical boots.

Items retail for $16.99 and up. The company also has a full line of slings, crutch covers and much more. If you’re injured or recovering from surgery, you can still find some colorful styles to dress up any outfit.

Retiring Pope Benedict XVI brought back a centuries old tradition of red papal shoes — something I never knew until Pat Cuneo of the Erie Times-News mentioned it. Wikipedia has the story. The shoes have one tradition and the indoor papal slippers and Episcopal sandals are also very specific. Read the Wikipedia story here.

Papal shoes of Pope Pius VII (1808) from Wikipedia

Papal shoes of Pope Pius VII (1808) from Wikipedia

A set of red loafers, manufactured by papal shoemaker Adriano Stefanelli, Novara - Worn by H.H. Pope Benedict XVI - The Philippi Collection

A set of red loafers, manufactured by papal shoemaker Adriano Stefanelli, Novara – Worn by H.H. Pope Benedict XVI – The Philippi Collection from Wikipedia

I don’t wish to be disrespectful — I just thought this was fascinating. I went through 12 years of Catholic education but don’t recall learning about the significance of the shoes.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.

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