Friday, May 8, 2009

Shoes

I love shoes. Of course I do I am a woman and it is in the DNA.

But I also hate shoes. You see I am tall and have big feet. I have had these clown feet since I was 13. When I was a freshman in high school I was asked to the Homecoming Dance. It was a big deal for me. So I bought a dress. But when I went to look for shoes, I found that they did not carry cute shoes in my size. In fact they didn't have many shoes in my size at all. So I had to buy some ugly granny shoes. We tried to make them cute by adding some clips but they were still ugly. I was traumatized. I hated shoes.

But when they actually started making shoes in my size I began to love them again. And I began to buy them, a lot of them.

But then the shoes contributed to feet and knee problems so I had to give up heels. I hate shoes.

On most days in the spring and summer you can find me wearing these:


Or these (my beloved Ed Hardy shoes I've had for 3 years which are getting holes in the toes):


Or if I have somewhere niceish to go, ballet flats. They are practical and functional. They are flat so they save my knees and my feet from further damage.

But yesterday, I had a free hour because Bunny was with my mom. After looking for flooring at Home Depot, I decided to go to one of my favorite stores. I hadn't been there in a while so I was excited to look around. There was a shoe sale. I mean a SHOE SALE! Most of their stuff is insanely expensive so I wasn't too worried, until I saw these:





I fell in love because they are red and awesome. They make me smile. They don't look practical or functional*. And they were on sale, for $30. So I had to buy them. I rationalized it as a Mother's Day present for myself. If I bought these then Bubs and Bunny didn't have to buy me anything. They can if they want but they don't have to.

I love shoes.

*They are in fact practical and functional because the are Dr. Scholls. Which makes me love them even more.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

First of all, LOVE the shoes. Second, LOVE the shoes. I am a huge flip flop wearer myself when the weather is nice enough..more for concenience than anything else of course. Anyway, have a great mothers day weekend with Bunny. Give her BIG BIG hugs from her Auntie. (Hey, I need a name on here....hmm...)

Kate Coveny Hood said...

It's not hard to find my size - but I've always hated how boat like they look next to the cute size 7s on display.

Cool shoes!

Karen said...

I love shoes too! We should have a day where we post pictures of all our favorite shoes...

FranticMommy said...

I love shoes too. But it always bums me out that the REALLY cute ones always have a big honkin heels on them. I can only wear flats or anything darn close or I'm at the chiropractors office for weeks. Happy Mothers Day!

Kate said...

Um, okay, I love them too. Like, covet them, must google red dr. scholls shoes right now kind of love.

My daughter-- 15 months-- is already a shoe freak and has very strong opinions about what she has put on her feet before we walk out the door. We're in trouble with that one, I fear:)

Kristin said...

I love shoes too! And my daughters....both have closets full of shoes...that fit them..not even kidding. LOL! Those red shoes are super cute, fun for a night out! In the last few months, I have purchases more than 10 pairs of shoes for various people in my household...and um...I know for a fact that I have at least 10 new pair. So yeah. haha!

Christy said...

I love those shoes. And comfort rules supreme in my closet too!

I was soooo sad after I had my daughter last year...my feet grew half a size, and so I don't fit into most of my fabulous shoes anymore. WAH!

Rachel said...

They ARE awesome! I have a thing for shoes myself, but can't afford as many as I'd like to have! Love your new ones AND that sale price!

EatPlayLove said...

Love them! So cute.