The shoe sole was found in 1997, very near where the crashed craft was believed to have stopped. Extensive researech with shoe manufacturers, materials labs, etc. turned up no definite answers. The sole was too narrow for any small earthly foot of this length, and too well made to have been economical to sell. Bottom of sole, shown below, had srange wear patterns in the center. B&W insert, right, shows how original shoe may have appeared.