It’s Raining Shoes

“A sudden downpour of shoes,” is how a commercial for a car with superlative cargo room begins.

Shoes are literally raining down from a bluer than blue sky. Traffic stops and all you see are women scrambling around grabbing as many shoes as can be carried- or thrown into the trunk of a car.

You see one man eating a hot dog, shaking his head at the chaos (but somehow avoids getting clunked on the head by flying footwear).

I turned to my boyfriend and said this was like something from a dream and I got a raised eyebrow and a smile. Guys just don’t get it. That’s okay. I choose to celebrate our differences.

My only issue was that it would have been nice to have the shoes fall in pairs- sorry, that’s the Virgo side of me coming out. (BTW, I do understand that this is a commercial and pairs of shoes falling together just aren’t as visually pleasing.)

Shoes can make or break an outfit- instantly date or refresh. There was once an otherwise lovely man I could not bring myself to date because of a particularly heinous pair of shoes he wore to a ballroom dance class. This sounds so shallow but if you saw the shoes, you would understand. You can cheap out on some things- shoes are not one of them.

We are taught not to judge someone by their appearance but this happens all the time. Our first impression of people are set within seconds of meeting someone.

After all, why do you shower, shave, pluck, wax, powder and perfume?

But why shoes?

Shoes will still fit if your weight fluctuates (especially if you just can’t bring yourself to buy clothes to fit your body the size it is now).

They can make your legs look longer and slimmer- who wouldn’t want that?

The right pair of shoes can make you feel powerful.

I’m comfort girl so I usually don’t wear heels but the extra three or four inches does give me a new perspective on my surroundings. I have noticed people treat me differently when I wear heels- though I am not sure if it is because I appear to be taller (when you are this short, every little bit helps) or if it is because I carry myself differently. 

This is all well and good except that I have a predilection for very expensive footwear. In a shoe line-up, I would be able to pick out the most expensive better than 9 times out of 10. It’s a gift. 

We all love Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo and let’s not forget the red soled Christian Louboutin but I am currently infatuated with Fiorentini + Baker, specifically the Eternity- Emma boots. Love them!!! But I have monster calves and may have to settle for the Eternity-7040 when my TFSA hits a specific milestone. Incentives are good and I could only justify the purchase if I have a certain amount of money in my bank account.

Because shoes do not fall out of the sky, I’ll be good and bide my time- those boots are worth waiting for.

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~ by angryegg on December 9, 2008.

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