The mother & son team of Clare Arena Haden and Ben have created shoes that any child would love to wear for the Soul Shoes Project. Clare, who is a theatre professional and actress in Wisconsin, is known for her painstaking & conscientious work both on and off the stage. The shoes reveal the careful and mindful attention Clare gives to any endeavor and they are luscious, delicate and colorful- sending strong smiles to a child killed by violence. Do not for one moment think young Ben was not involved. Ben was born wise, sharp and in command of his world. It is not difficult to imagine what advise, criticism, questioning and markings were of his making. Thank you both. Photography by Kathryn Arena.