Monday, February 08, 2010

The question of shoes

Those high heel platform shoes are so hot right now (if you say it like Jacobim Mugatu from Zoolander it sounds better). I quite like the look of them - something about those curves and wotnot - but am sensible enough to know that I simply cannot wear them. And if I could, then I certainly wouldn't be able to walk in them.

Most of the time I wear sensible shoes that are wide-ish at the toe and low-ish in the heel.  They are comfortable and mimimise the likelihood of me falling over and breaking an ankle or two. But there's no denying that I look better in a bit of heel (because only people with Audrey Hepurn-esqe physiques look really good in ballet flats).

Wearing heels increases your sex appeal. Wearing flats increases your agility.

So I guess the question I must ask myself is this:
Do I want to be able to attract men, or do I want to be able to run away from them?

Well seeing as I already have the much-desired attentions of lovely fella, then it has to be the latter...

5 comments:

donnasoowho said...

But your fella might like them? I was a bit dubious of the high shoes but some of them are quite easy to walk in.

Violet said...

he doesn't seem to mind either way, so I guess I'd just be dressing to attract myself...but I do have shoes with a little bit of a heel which are easy to walk in - as long as I don't aim to walk very far. They aren't much good for my 40 min walk home from work though, and I'm not interested in carrying an extra pair of shoes in my bag either. I'm just so hard to please!

Antoinette said...

I have some heels that I love dearly, but none of them are an ideal choice for a 40-minute walk. To be fair, many of my flats are not an ideal choice for that walk, either. I do sometimes bring a change of shoes when I work -- there are the walking shoes and there are the working shoes.

Nigel Patel said...

I believe in dressing to attract one's self. It makes a person more confident.

Violet said...

nigel: I completely agree