Why do I wonder if these readers gave a thought to shoes? I was surprised to read that after completing that first walk on the moon, the Apollo astronauts left their boots, nine pairs in total, on the moon surface. The jettison wasn't planned ahead of time; they picked up so much moon rock they had to compensate for the additional weight. The boots are presumably still there and may be in fairly decent condition given the atmosphere on the moon - no oxidation, therefore no rust of buckles and snaps, but experts say the silicone soles and synthetic fabrics have probably deteriorated or even turned to dust. Can an 1967 X-ray qualify for Sepia Saturday?
We have a record of the footprint made by Armstrong, seen here, but how unfortunate the boot that made the imprint wasn't saved for posterity here on earth. I guess the astronauts had more to think about than their shoes and more to worry about...like getting back home.