Blog 2: Shoes
How many pairs do you have? Breakdown into dressy, sporty, casual. Post a photo of your favourite pair and say why.
I have a serious shortage of shoes. And even worse, I have a serious shortage of practical shoes. Check out my breakdown:
Sandals: none at the moment – the 2 I had broke!
Hiking boots: 1
High heels: 16
Total: 26 pairs of shoes
Even worse is the fact that I cannot walk in 3 of my heels and one pair doesn’t fit me at all. Day to day I live mostly in my Chucks or Havaianas; many of my shoes need some form of nurturing that I haven’t gotten around to. Come sundown, I often wear a pair of heels that (despite the insertion of Scholl’s latest comfort technology) end up making me feel as I’ve been walking on jagged rocks rather than merely dancing all night.
I have a love/hate relationship with shoes. I sometimes wish heels had never been invented because they really are not good for the toes, foot or back and and generally cost a lot (especially in NZ) – but they do elongate the leg in a way that nothing else can achieve.
Aesthetically, my favourite shoes are these purple ones below, but they’ll soon be on TradeMe because I can only walk about 10 meteres in them. They’re great for dinner outings and that’s about it.
In terms of practicality, other than my Chucks these green Melissa shoes are hard to beat. Apart from the glaringly obvious fact that they’re perfect for both Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, they’re also made of rubber, so also pretty ideal for the unpredictable New Zealand climate. So versatile!