17 Feb 2011
SHOES ARE MADE FOR WALKING ?
more participants at Jenny Matlock's Alphabet Thursday
I don't know if I am an exception, but I am not a shoe fan at all and I really don't care about shoes. One of my best friends has at least one hundred pairs of shoes of all kinds and each time she sees a shoe shop she absolutely needs a new pair of shoes, boots, sandals or whatever, it depends the season. When I go shopping with her I avoid streets with shoe shops !
Of course I also have shoes, already to protect my poor little feet from gravel, sand and cobbles and in any case especially in winter, also from the cold. I have 4 pairs of shoes for going out, two for winter and two for summer/spring. The rest are comfortable shoes two pairs for summer, two for spring and autumn and boots for winter.
I don't wear high heals anymore I used to when I was working just to be taller than my bosses. It's always nicer to look down on them than looking up ! That's psychological. I am already tall without heels. Of course I pay attention that the shoe looks nice on my feet and fit to my legs. But here also ends my interest in shoes. The worst thing is that I don't even see shoes. You can walk besides me in slippers for 20 years and I wouldn't even realize. I never look at shoes.
Most women think that a shoe is very important to complete the general outfit. I only see the top and bottom but never down to the feet. It also happened several times to me that I went with slippers to the office or shopping, the worst was when I went to the office in pink slippers with a cute cat face and with a fur collar around. I looked very elegant with my "posh" suit.
My mother was a shoe addict and we found over 60 pairs of shoes she had never worn when she died. I read somewhere that being a shoe addict is based on a lack of love in childhood. Anyway each and every thing which doesn't work with people are based on unhappy childhoods. She also was a handbag fan !
There are people addicted to drugs, alcohol and other stuff but there is also a shoe addiction. There are even help groups called the "Anonymous shoe addicts".
Until recent years nobody knows exactly when, shoes were not worn by most of the world's population—largely because they could not afford them. Only with the advent of mass production, making shoes available very cheaply, has shoe-wearing become predominant.
The world's oldest leather shoe was found in a cave in Armenia in 2008 and is believed to date to 3,500 BC.
Definitively I don't belong to this category of women like :
- Christina Aguilera who has 750 pairs of shoes
- Paris Hilton owns around 2,000
- Imelda Marcos, more than 1,000 pairs of designer shoes, according to Time magazine.
- Danielle Steel owns 6,000 pairs of Louboutins (I didn't know what it was !). That's a lot of shoes for a woman who probably spends all of her time at her keyboard.
Overcoming an addiction can be very difficult, but it can be done. Reward yourself. Hell, why not go shopping for a nice pair of … gloves ?