Moonshiners' Cow Shoes


18 Responses to “Moonshiners' Cow Shoes”

  1. UrbanUndead says:

    Putting the “moo” in… oh never mind…

    *slouches away, bad puns spilling from pockets*

  2. glatt1 says:

    I guess if this worked, it means the revenuers were city slickers who wouldn’t know how the pressure of a cow’s hoof is distributed.

    • relawson says:

      Yeah, but, what if they also walked BACKWARD?  Then it would have the added bonus of looking as if they walked the other way. 

  3. Moonshiners also invented the adjustable pneumatic suspensions we see in today’s lowriders. They used the extra boost from the pneumatics to keep the ridgerunners (cars modified for delivering moonshine) for riding low on their shocks. Police often stopped cars that were riding low from heavy loads.

  4. Tarliman says:

    The Jacobites (among others) used boots with horseshoes attached to trick the English soldiers. This is a very old trick. Still works sometimes. A revenuer who knew anything about cattle would be suspicious seeing a single cow going into the woods.

    • ocker3 says:

       Of course, it would allow you to walk across a field without leaving too-obvious tracks. Having a few cows around is hardly a suspicious activity.

    • zarray says:

      Running a still seems like one of those things that takes more than one person to do.

  5. Brainspore says:

    “It’s the cops! Let’s hoof it out of here! “

  6. jarmstrong says:

    Makin’ the hoof prints wasn’t so tough.  But those cow pies? Lemme tell ya…

  7. A Bigfoot shoe would have also done the trick ;)

  8. Henry Pootel says:

    “Cow Shoe Boogie” needs to be a song from that era..

  9. Bahumat says:

    Can’t wait to see this on Lackadaisy Cats.

  10. Vanwall Green says:

    “The Adventure of the Priory School” – Sherlock Holmes had to figure out the mystery of the cattle tracks to solve the murder on the moors. 

    • noah django says:


      Holmes would have been A) across the Atlantic and B) long dead, of course, by the time these shoes were made.

      • Vanwall Green says:

         Mr. Holmes last ‘official’ chronicle was in 1914, where he was quite hale and hearty, so I have no doubt he may have read this particular issue of  The Evening Independent with a knowing smile, received in his occasional packages that Dr. Watson would send him for amusement, when he took a break from his beekeeping.

  11. Blank Snag says:

    Made me think of  The Andy Griffith Show: “The Cow Thief “ 

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