Sorry for the complete disappearance. That's what I get for planning a trip in the middle of the year. Unfortunately, I also wrenched my knee while skiing, so the shoe posts are going to be focusing on flats and such for a while. D'oh! However, I do have several back-posts lined up, and tons of references piling up that I'll use in the meantime.
And more about that trip, I promise. Happy Mardi Gras to all!