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.