Saturday night at a house party and I find myself in a conversation, leaning on the kitchen side, as we share our stories I’m moving my feet around in my LK Bennets* to get comfy.
It was that time of night when your feet start to ache in your shoes and and it wasn’t happening. I cast my eyes down to her feet, what type of shoes was she wearing that were comfy I wondered, but I noticed she had slipped her feet out of one of her shoes.
I guess, being at a house party it was okay to do this, and I slipped my feet out of mine. We shared a chuckle, and I told her about this blog post I was writing about how the way we pick our man friends is the similar to the way we pick our shoes. She looked puzzled,
and so, I went on to explain….
A mere glimpse of a gorgeous pair and we fall silent.
We wear different shoes for our different ages.
We covet shoes from afar, gushing with each other about how gorgeous they are.
We know our favourite style of shoe
We buy shoes that don’t fit us properly thinking “that’s ok, we can break them in”
and it continues…
We wear shoes that do not fit us.
Shoes that hurt us so much they leave actual scars.
Shoes that look beautiful but are just plain evil to our feet, (and nothing can make us stop wearing them or admit that they are awful)
Ahhhh shoes and men – the comparables are endless!
We nodded our heads at this analogy and turned to the men in our circle, explaining about the blog and the comparison between men and shoes. Men just wouldn’t do this to themselves, I said, and they nodded in agreement. Do Men have the same relationship with shoes? Heck no! Men pick shoes in a completely different way….
If the shoe is not comfortable, it doesn’t leave the shop on their foot.
The shoe has to do what it is meant to or it is binned.
Men will buy the same style of shoe year in, year out, they don’t change their mind.
Men only want the shoe to be a shoe.
The shoe doesn’t have to be look beautiful as to them, it’s perfect.
I could go on all night but I’ve been meaning to publish this blog for some time now so there is no time, but feel free to add yours….
*They were actually from New Look but someone said “wow they look exactly like LK Bennett, so from now on say they are!” …and so, I am pretending my shoes are better than they really are to the world, oh dear lord……