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Balloon shoe on display for Bloomsday
Balloon shoe on display for Bloomsday

For the third year in a row, the giant Bloomsday shoe will be on display prior to the race to promote epilepsy awareness.


Balloon artist Ryan Oelrich used over 700 balloons to creak the car sized shoe. The shoe is sponsored by Bloomsday and uses purple to promote epilepsy awareness. Oelrich, as well as 2.3 million other American live with the neurological disorder.


A runner would have to be 88 feet tall to fit into the 10 foot by 8 foot balloon show. Oelrich estimates it took him eight hours to complete. You can check out the giant Bloomsday shoe Wednesday and Thursday at Riverpark Square and over the weekend at the Spokane Convention Center for the Bloomsday Trade Show.


For more information on balloon sculpture Ryan Oelrich click HERE.

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