Clown College Letter

December 1985

" ... thank you for your magical addition... "


December 12, 1985

Dear Alan,

Now that Clown College '85 is over and the sawdust has settled a bit, I wanted to take a moment to express to you, how very pleased I was with the quality of your shoes. The care and craftsmanship of your work is unsurpassed by any I have ever seen. The designs are creative, colorful AND comfortable.

Every aspect of Clowning is important, and so I thank you for your magical addition to our spotlight and spangles world.

As soon as I take a deep breath I'll be ready to begin work on Clown College '86. I am very much looking forward to working with you again, and again, and still again!


Steve Smith
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College

Sole Survivors

During a long circus season I see many different Clown Shoes come and go. With 26 Clowns in the show we've tried them all.

But after a year of 13 shows per week the " Sole Survivors " (pardon the pun) are the Tenderfoot Shoes.

This durability is important to me, because frequent repairs or replacements are not affordable.

On " The Greatest Show On Earth " we have a high standard for the appearance of our costumes. My Tenderfoot Shoes compliment my costume perfectly, and very little maintenance has been required to preserve this beauty. My Tenderfoots's are still my favorite part of my costume.

I recommend Tenderfoot Shoes to any performer who wants comfortable shoes that will stand up to a Clown's worst abuse and still look great.

Peter Bufano
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

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