Soles of Silk 10 Year Anniversary - 2005
|Identical twins, Kimmie & Kellie made people take notice!|
2005: Quick Glance
Debuting Models: (18) A'Kasjia, Abby, Carmen, Cheri, Chloe, Faith, Jacklyn Lick, Kat Noir, Kellie, Kimmie, Layla, Lexi, Mariah, Meagan, Molly, Precious, Sara Swirls, and Shayna
Wu's Feetlinks Feature Gallery: Carmen - On The Tracks
|Carmen was picked to represent Soles of Silk in it's first Wu's Feature set.|
2005: The Year in Review
Although Soles of Silk was founded in 2004, it wasn't until 2005 that the site would begin making it's mark. Most of 2004 was spent creating the site and figuring out how I would be running things. Technically the site was only online for the final week of 2004, so many didn't even see it until the new year - and see it, they did!
A total of 18 models would debut during 2005, marking the most that has debuted in any of the site's 10 years to date. Just like 2004 I had a mix of returning models from my old site as well as new ones. I also began reaching out to a few more models from other sites to pose for me. Having such luck with Lisa Tyler in 2004 made me much more comfortable in seeking them out.
It didn't take me long at all to begin making the new model's presence felt. Three new and/or returning models would find themselves debuting before the end of the first month. Sara Swirls, the star the adult interracial web site, Sara Swirls, showed off her size 8 soles only 12 days into the year. Sara would be followed up by none other than Carmen, someone people could NOT get enough of! But that wasn't it, the very next week on January 26, the cornerstone of my former free sites made her return. Abby bared her super soft, wrinkled soles for the first time in years and people were ecstatic to have her back.
Combining these three new models with the original eight from the site's inception gave me some really good material to keep people talking... that was until March 9. On that day the biggest feet to ever pose for my camera made their debut. Molly and her size 11s were a sight to behold. I had never seen feet her size look so good. Needless to say, many of you thought the same.
If the people weren't already buzzing with all these great models, what came at the end of March really made them pay attention. The identical twin duo of Kimmie and Kellie posed their little size 5 feet side-by-side for the world to see. I don't think a meteor in the Pacific Ocean would make a bigger impact than those two did.
As the the colder months gave way to spring, I had so much content to share. There was so many requests for different models and I quickly began seeing how hard it would be to please everyone. Whether it was these newly added models, or the ones I shot over in 2004 preparing for the site, people were loving what they saw and they wanted to see more of their particular favorites.
When April arrived, another star of an adult interracial site would find herself showing off her feet for Soles of Silk. Kat Noir made her debut giving those with a niche for a slightly older woman their fix. In May, a former coworker and friend, Faith, did her only set, showing off her tiny feet at a park. May, however, wasn't over until the star of another foot fetish site would bring her size 5s my way. Jacklyn Lick, who seems to have left the scene some time ago, posed for three sets in 2005 while she was still modeling.
With Spring now underway, things only got hotter by the week - and I'm not just talking about the temperature. June, my birth month, gave me several great presents. First up was the addition of two friends, Chloe and Meagan. Chloe would go on to pose for some time, but Meagan, sadly only did the two sets she shot that day. The week after I debuted Chloe and Meagan, the third model of the young month debuted. That model was Layla, who would go on to become one of the most shot models on the site since.
It was also during the month of June that I shot the first of many Wu's Feetlinks feature model galleries. Carmen was slated to be the July feature, handpicked by Wu himself. As I stated above, Carmen was a massive hit with everyone and she was the perfect candidate to represent Soles of Silk for the first ever feature. Her set on the train tracks still draws praise all these years later!
June would also see more of Carmen, but not in solo fashion. She would be one of four girls to pose in a memorable dodge ball set that also featured the twins, Kimmie and Kellie, as well as a debuting Indian girl named Cheri. Cheri and her little feet would go on to pose for several more sets over the next couple of years.
At this point you wouldn't have thought that I could have shook things up any more, but you would have been wrong. The July 20 update saw one of the most popular foot models in the business show off her super deep arches for Soles of Silk. Lexi of Lexi's Foot Fetish agreed to pose for me for several sets. I made the eight hour drive just to meet her and Jenn (also from Lexi's site), but Jenn was a no show. Lexi was a sweetheart, however, and posed for a few more hours. I really lucked out in the long run as Lexi's last couple of sets were amazing. I wouldn't have taken them had plans went as scheduled with Jenn.
In early August two of the smallest feet on Soles of Silk debuted. They belonged to A'Kasjia. She was a coworker and friend of mine who agreed to show off her tiny feet on the site. Always one to like especially small feet, I jumped at the chance. Sadly we only were able to get in two sets as we kind of drifted apart with her moving.
Only a few weeks later, I'd debut yet another new model named Precious. Precious was a fun loving coworker and friend who, in her debut, did a day trip to the beach where we shot five different sets.
For the rest of the summer I stuck to using this large wealth of content I had accumulated. The next new model wouldn't find her way in front of my camera until September. Mariah posed for a couple of sets, one of which was with her cousin Mindee that I would go on to lose on my old laptop. It would take me eight years to see Mariah back in front of my camera again.
The final new model to make her debut was Shayna. I had actually shot some fun photos of her feet over the summer, but it was during a shoot I was doing with her for another job I was doing. She had agreed to pose for Soles of Silk at the time, but we wouldn't shoot a foot fetish themed set until December. She posed with one of the twins (Kellie) in a New Year's themed set to bring the site into 2006. That will have to wait for a future blog, however, when we look more in depth at another year that saw many new soles and toes added to the mix.
|Abby's wrinkled soles covered in baby oil? Yes, it's awesome!|
2005: Tidbits & Facts
- Although the blog above focused mostly on the new models who were added to the Soles of Silk roster, most of the models who were on the site with its opening kept posing for numerous sets. Madison's feet were never away from my camera for more than a month or two at the most. Mindee and Cierra also found themselves posing for numerous memorable sets.
- Kimmie and Kellie are the only twins on the set, but they're not the only sister duo. Layla and Jaylee Austin, who posed in the years to come, are also biological sisters. Molly and Lauryn are sisters-in-law as well.
- Abby had the second most photos of any girl shot in my 35mm camera days. She was tops for the longest time, but after we broke up, Andrea would eventually come to claim that position.
- Cierra's Easter set saw her squish food between her feet for the first of many times on the site. Cadbury Eggs and Peeps would face defeat between her pink pantyhose clad feet. That same day she also squished a blueberry pie between her toes. Guess that day started her love for the food sets?
- Carmen's first sets were done in the bitter cold of January. It wasn't my idea, but she wanted to be on the site so badly that she said, "Let's do it!"
- I have often wondered if my buddy that runs Space City Soles was one of the people who e-mailed me in 2005 about how much he liked seeing Lexi of Lexi's Foot Fetish smashing gummy bears between her toes and fishnet stockings.
- There were two Christmas themed sets on Soles of Silk in 2005. Mindee did the first one with various Christmas socks. The second one saw Kimmie and Chloe together smushing Santa's cookie's under their feet.
- No one could ever count all the wrinkles on Abby's soles. It's impossible!
- There are only two, four-girl sets on Soles of Silk. The one featuring Carmen, Kimmie, Kellie, and Cheri was the first. It was supposed to actually feature Cierra, but she couldn't make it and Cheri stood in, making her debut.
- Mindee did the site's first, and only set in the snow on the site to date. It was all her idea and man did her feet get icy cold!
- Sara Swirls stuck her feet in "chocolate" pudding for a reason.
|Lexi squshing gummy bears in her Soles of Silk debut.|