I asked this question on Facebook last week, but figured I’d ask it here, too:
WHY DO YOU LOVE SHOES?
I mean, given that you’re reading a blog dedicated to them, I’m assuming you DO love shoes: but why? What is it about shoes – as opposed to any other fashion item – that inspires such enthusiasm in so many of us: that makes us squeal with excitement and declare that we just HAVE to have them, no matter what?
I know this question will have a different answer depending on who you ask, so here are some reasons why I love shoes:
o1. SHOES LOOK GOOD ON EVERYONE
You don’t have to be a particular shape or size to wear a certain style of shoe, and if you’re having a “fat day”, they’ll still fit: I’d love them for that reason alone!
02. HEELS MAKE YOU WALK TALL – LITERALLY AND FIGURATIVELY
Of course, not everyone actually WANTS to look taller, and I should stress here that there’s nothing wrong with being short. If you’re shorter-than-average, and want to be able to look people in the eye every now and then (as opposed to staring up at them), heels will help you do it – platforms even more so! Not only do shoes make you literally taller, however, they also help you walk tall, too: I find that a pair of high heels will encourage me to straighten my back, pull back my shoulders, and take longer strides – no more slumped shoulders or shuffling steps!
03. GREAT SHOES ARE A HUGE CONFIDENCE BOOST
If only you could bottle that feeling of slipping on your favourite shoes, and preparing to face the world in them!
04. THEY’RE MINI WORKS OF ART
Just ask my husband, who had to build me a set of shelves so I could put them on “display”…
05. THEY CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR OUTFIT
The right pair of shoes have the power to make even an old pair of jeans look fabulous, while the wrong pair can render a stunning dress “ordinary”. What other accessory can do all that?
Tell me: why do YOU love shoes?