John the Baptist knew who he was and he knew who he wasn't. He knew that he was not worthy to loosen the laces of Christ's sandals and he certainly didn't fixate on trying to wear them. Instead he wore the footwear consistent with the needs of a man who was ordained by God to run announcing in advance the coming of the Christ whose sandals he was unworthy to untie. Additionally, as a gift from God he is the recipient of an extravagant robe of pure white perfectly tailored in the hands of Grace and Truth.
What a great deal - that those who love the Lord should be afforded shoes that are perfectly fitted for the journey and a spectacular garment at the end of it.