Thursday, December 30, 2004

Presenting the 2004 Silkies

The blog below was originally published in Soles of Silk's Column section. It was archived and then republished here in 2015.

Okay, I know it is cheesy, but everyone has their own awards for movies, music and even video games, so why not foot fetish web sites?

Although I have not had Soles of Silk online for all of 2004, I have been surfing the Web for years on end. I can remember when there were only a handful of foot fetish Web sites. Now there are too many to count. Anyhow, looking back on the year that was 2004 and the sites and foot gals I have seen online, I went ahead and made my own foot fetish awards for eight categories. The categories are: Best Foot Fetish Site, Best Soles, Best Toes, Best Arch, Best Wrinkled Soles, Best Big Feet, Best Little Feet and Best Toe Spreader.

There was no fancy way to figure out who won what award, it was just my opinion. I know some of you will differ, but that is the great thing about opinions... You know how that saying goes.

Now onto the awards:

Wu's Feet Links
- If you haven't heard of this site, you must be new. Wu has been around since my first days online and he has grown with the times and the additions of all the foot sites around. What sounds like a simple "links" site is so much more with contributions, feature galleries, model interviews, a forum, movie reviews and more. Until Wu retires, he'll probably win this award every year I do the Silkies.

Sultry Sasha - I have been impressed with Sasha's soles since the first time I came across them on Wu's Feetlinks. She has amazing feet and a great figure. But nothing impresses me more about her than those awesome soles. Whether clad in stockings, which you can surely bet, smell from a long day of work, or bare, Sasha's soles have earned her the Silkie Award for Best Soles of 2004.

Erotic Nikki - Nikki's toes are some of the most well-kept that I've come across online. She prides herself on her finger and toe nails and in my opinion, she's right in doing so. I just love her wide variety of wild colors you can find on her toes in her photo shoots.

Lexi - I could go on forever about Lexi's feet. She almost pulled out Best Soles as well as Best Arches, but in the end, her arches impress the most. If you haven't visited her site, you're missing out on one of the most fun-loving models I have seen online. Everything is tasteful and focuses on her and her friend's feet.

Janet Mason - Janet has been online for a number of years now and actually modeled for me when I used to run The 10 Little Piggies. So I've seen these wrinkled little size 4.5 feet up close. Although Janet's feet could have won a few of these categories, she is still my favorite when it comes to the pointed toe and wrinkled sole shot.

Monique - This year Monique opened her own foot fetish web site after being a regular model on Lexi's (see above). I have always found Monique's soles to be sexy and her toes to be very cute. But when I found out these feet were a size 10, I was surprised. I thought she was a size 8, maybe 8.5. I guess bigger is better. And just to think, she has a twin sister with size 10 feet too.

Genie - When it comes to little feet, they don't get any smaller than Genie's size 2.5's. They don't come much sexier either! Since Genie came online I have been an online friend of hers and a huge fan of her tiny feet. Whether it is her toes, soles, or arches, her feet are all around wonderful.

Bellecita - Bellecita, like Wu, is one of the veterans when it comes to foot fetish sites. I can remember when I was in college, finding her site. Since that time, I continue to be one of her biggest fans. She always has those sexy feet posed in a wide variety of photo themes. But, Bellecita can best be identified in those shoots by her wide spreading toes. So Bellecita, here is the Silkie for Best Toe Spreader of 2004!

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A Little Celebrity Pampering

The blog below was originally published in Soles of Silk's Column section. It was archived and then republished here in 2015.

When I interview each of the sole mates for the interviews section of this site I always ask them, "If you could have any ‘famous person massage your feet, who would he/she be?'"
I end up with a range of answers (although Vin Diesel seems to be a popular choice), but I thought perhaps one of my first columns should turn that question around on me. No, not who would I want to massage my feet, but which famous people's feet would I like to massage.

Instead of naming one person, because it would be hard to narrow down, I've decided to make a Top 10 List. Even narrowing it down to these 10 gals was hard, nevertheless, here it is:

  1. Paris Hilton (actress/model) 
  2. Angelina Jolie (actress) 
  3. Nicole Richie (actress) 
  4. Britney Spears (singer) 
  5. Anna Kournakova (athlete) 
  6. Beyonce (singer) 
  7. Natalie Portman (actress) 
  8. Silvia Saint (adult film star) 
  9. Christina Aguilera (singer) 
  10. Halle Berry (actress) 

Now, if I was really going to go all out and have a "dynamic duo," if you will, and rub two gals' feet at the same time, number three, Nicole Richie and number one, Paris Hilton would have to be the most interesting choice. I can only imagine "The Simple Life" stars teasing me about liking their feet. It would probably go something like this:

Nicole: "Do you love it?"

Patrick: "Yeah, I sure do!"

Paris: "It's hot!"

For those of you who have never watched an episode of "The Simple Life," you need to either grab the first or second season DVDs or find a station playing repeats. Those girls are barefoot or in strappy sandals quite often! I actually ended up watching the show for the first time because I was channel surfing when I came across a close up of Paris' feet. It was like a drug, I've seen every episode of both seasons since. And oh yeah, the girls are so silly that you'll laugh in the midst of foot-watching. And for dirty foot lovers, the insert inside "The Simple Life" season one DVD has an awesome photo of both girls outside of a barn with their feet all muddy.

Aside from the Paris/Nicole combo, there is another duo I would most certainly enjoy doing a little foot pampering with — the Olsen twins, Mary Kate and Ashley. Need I say more? Yeah they're sisters, but it's only a foot massage, so who cares? Is it just me though, or do most of us guys have a sisters or better yet, a twin sisters fantasy? Or is just my small portion of West Virginia family heritage coming out? Well, it wasn't MY sister... Never mind, I'll stop now.

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Welcome to Soles of Silk

The blog below was originally published in Soles of Silk's Column section. It was archived and then republished here in 2015.

Thank you for joining Soles of Silk. I am certain you will be happy with your choice to become a member. I would like you to know that I am always open for suggestions and want to hear your thoughts. It seems like the online foot fetish community has grown so much over the last few years and I think it is due to sites and people who communicate openly about the things they like, dislike, etc. So feel free to shoot me an e-mail any time. I will try and answer you as quickly as possible. And best of all, everything you send is read by me and me only. I own, update, and do the photography, design and writing for this entire site. Now a little background information for you.

Some of you may remember me and some of my models from another site I used to run several years ago called The 10 Little Piggies. Piggies was an expansion of an old freebie site I had on a Yahoo! Geocities for a couple of years before then. So I am not a stranger to being online. But this time, however, I have invested a lot of attention and effort in getting this product out and my photography and design skills have gotten even better in the three year absence. I have and always will be a photographer/designer. I went to an art college and have a degree in graphic design. So this site is a great way for me to mix all of these passions. But let me go back to The 10 Little Piggies for a minute.

Piggies, although it had hundreds of images of 45 or so amateur models, it was still a free site. I was dead against making it a pay site because all the models on the site had posed for my college photography portfolio, and in many ways, Piggies was a presentation of that portfolio of female feet photos. I thought it would be wrong to market those models who had posed for me with other intentions.

In the long run, it became too costly to keep running Piggies. My bandwidth was astronomical and my hosting company at the time told me it would cost upwards of $150 - 200 a month to keep the site running at that bandwidth. So many people where viewing and downloading from the site. That is when I made the decision to close Piggies. And this is the biggest reason for me making this site a pay site. I have to be able to cover my service charges or this site will face the same doom as Piggies.

Now, several years later, I have decided to once again make a web presence with my photography with an all-new site and all-new models (with some returning).

In the years between Piggies and Soles of Silk I have gotten countless e-mails asking me if I am ever going to open a new site. It was nice to know that many people didn't forget about me. And I thank you all for your comments and praise over the years. I am surprised and flattered to still be getting e-mails to this day about Piggies and my photography.

Speaking of praise, however, I would like to say "thank you" to each and every one of the models on this site. Without them, none of this would have been possible. And as some of you may have already read, quite a few of these girls are amateur models who have never posed before, much less been online for the world to see. So for those of you for who this is true, a HUGE thanks! You've all done a terrific job!

For my pro models, thanks for agreeing to our photo shoots and trusting me as a capable photographer. I will admit, I was intimidated meeting some of you because of the level of talent you're used to working with. I learned so much about the world of modeling and even photography, in some cases, during our meetings. It was a pleasure working with all of you.

And my last thanks is a special one. Madison, you've been a great help with all that you've done. Thank you so much! You're always ready on short notice to bare those heavenly size 8.5 feet or chat online about the ideas I have. It is nice to know I have someone as dependable as you to work with. I owe you so many foot massages (which I intend on giving)! So members, expect to see a lot of the beautiful Madison. And for those of you wondering, those are Madison's baby-blue toes under my nose in the image at top left.

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