the right to happy feet

A Woman’s Right to Shoes
Carrie : It’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes — that’s why you sometimes need really special shoes!

When it comes to shoes, the feet know it best. Like how mine practically delved into this pair of running shoes, which had me jumping up and down in them gleefully when I tried them on. Happy feet.

And another incident quite some time ago, where I passed by a Birkenstocks store and dropped in to slip one of the sandals on. My feet practically sighed for joy. The sis eventually ordered 2 pairs online, but sadly mine was a size too big, and not too comfy either. I guess that only comes after you’ve worn them long enough?

I acknowledge that I haven’t been too kind to my feet. There are the many pairs of cheap pretty shoes that give abrasions and/or blisters which I sometimes wear. A few pairs of expensive pretty shoes, which look gorgeous, but again, seldom worn.

And my once-pretty but trusty slippers that practically go everywhere with me, which my french teacher calls the thong de luxe or, luxurious slipper cos of the colourful stones on them. I was rather amused by that.

So what’s it with women and shoes? Enough is never enough, and we fall in love with different pair after different pair, to match non-existent outifts we may have. While comfort is usually a priority, every now and then I get seduced by something totally impractical. Just ask ms dusty green espadrilles lying under my keyboard. Those were bought about 2 years back, and nope, haven’t worn them.

Shoes are so important to women, cos it is our feet that carry us through life’s journeys. Be it that sparkly pair of heels for prom, those serious black pumps for the office, or the quirky ones for casual hang-outs with friends, or the tatty ones worn everywhere. No outfit is really complete unless one has the right shoes to match, which is why women can never have enough shoes!


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