Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2021.17.1
Dimensions: 4 in X 4.25 in X 11.5 in
Dimensions (Metric): 10.16 cm X 10.795 cm X 29.21 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Benjamin Kaminow and Craig Katz
Pair of Alden brand men's loafers. The shoes are made from dark brown leather and show signs of wear.
In 2001, Benjamin Kaminow worked on the 25th floor of the North Tower for Garban-Intercapital. On 9/11, he was wearing business casual attire, including a plaid button-down shirt and these leather loafers without socks. During his evacuation from lower Manhattan, Kaminow's feet became sore and bloodied. He exchanged his loafers for a pair of sneakers given to him by a stranger that he met during his walk uptown.