Category Archives: Shoe Pounder

Werner Herzog is Pounding Quality Footwear

Werner Herzog didn’t think Errol Morris would ever complete Gates of Heaven, his documentary about a California pet cemetery – Herzog said he would Pound his shoe if the movie was ever finished.  In 1978, Gates of Heaven was released.  Shortly afterward, Herzog Pounded It.  And shortly after that, the shoe-pounding was also made into a documentary.

He didn't have to eat the sole or the laces, equating them to chicken bones and feathers. Seriously.