Friday, May 8, 2009


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.


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 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.