Someone I know recently arrived home with a pair of black sparkly shoes with five inch high heels. She was so excited and couldn’t wait to go out to wear them. I couldn’t share her glee because I just don’t get it. I don’t buy shoes. I realise this is damned odd, given that I am female but I just don’t feel the need to spend time looking at them, trying them on or lusting after the latest fashion statement in footwear.
I’ve asked friends about shoes and they all look aghast when I say a) I only own about three pairs (all flats) and b) that I don’t own a pair of heels and c) that I have never worn heels. In my defence I have totally flat feet and in any shoes with a heel over around one inch, I look like a duck on stilts: bum out, chest forward, arms slightly out for balance – basically a waddling movement that reaks of fear. I know, I know, heels make your legs look longer, add height, elegance (platforms – really?) but I just don’t understand why anyone needs umpteen pairs of shoes for different occasions. It is a complete mystery to me.
How many pairs of shoes do you own? Do you have shoes for every occasion? Do you sympathise with my lack of interest? Any comments welcome.
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