When you put on a pair of golden sandals the cares and worries of a fractious world drop away. You enter a parallel universe where ridiculousness prevails. The skies are bluer and the grass is greener. Grey men turn pink in the glow of the setting sun.
“When I was growing up in New Zealand most children wore Roman sandals. They weren’t actually golden, they were quite brown. Golden Sandals is a crude Biblical metaphor for an unfettered semi-rural childhood. Sandals also have a certain historical metaphysicality because of their presence at so many important Biblical events. They are also an essential item in the dress code of the nerd. New Zealand is sometimes referred to as the land of the nerds, so golden sandals have an appropriate resonance in this respect.”