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Tip Top Toes

English: A pair of high heeled shoe with 12cm ...

English: A pair of high heeled shoe with 12cm stiletto heels. Category:Shoes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My footwear has once again reached a low point. (Is that a type of shoe?)

I hate shoes. Boots are a joy; shoes are a pain. With shoes come ankles; with ankles come legs; with legs come effort.  Effort and self-consciousness.

Christmas is coming and pretty little outfits are winking their spangles at me – and I’m buying them. I’m buying them with big boots on, that aren’t of course what I’ll wear with them. But what will I wear with them? If I don’t buy something appropriate, I’ll have to wear big boots with them. Big flat boots. Big flat boots that, when worn with a sparkly outfit, render me a hobbit.

I then go through my ‘heels’ loop. I can’t walk in heels. There’s no point in buying them. I can walk from the car to the event in them, but then I have to discard them as soon as I get there and stomp stumpily about all night in my feet. Also, because I can’t walk in them, I resent paying money for them, so I buy cheap ones which turn out to be complete rubbish. Who knows? Maybe if I could bring myself to pay more for shoes they would function like shoes.

I doubt it.

Maybe platforms are the way forward. Maybe platforms are also the way to A and E, though. I’m not used to heights.

Then I watch Strictly Come Dancing and see people in perfectly lovely shoes running about in them – flinging themselves around a dance floor with gay abandon, seemingly without a consideration of decking it. Maybe I should root out some ballroom dancing shoes and see if they are walkable in.

But for now, I banish the thought of heels from my shopping list, and imagine the balm that this would bring…  and the result is a wee poem. It makes sense, I promise:



Heeling shoes
Shooing heels
Healing Shoes
Shooing heals


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9 thoughts on “Tip Top Toes

  1. I also cannot walk in heels, I have a nice pair of black suede loafers that I pair with black tights and whatever dress I am wearing. This year though the flat leather boot has made a big splash on the fashion scene and I think that it would make an excellent addition to my choices in what to pair with a pretty dress. So maybe that can be an option for you? Why can’t we be both pretty and comfortable?

  2. I love summer, and summer shoes, but I also love flat winter boots because they are so comfy and easy and it doesn’t matter what colour of socks you are wearing with them! I agree that they don’t look too good with little Christmassy outfits though, although maybe high heeled ones would. I can’t do high heels either, so I am always in a bit of a quandary.

  3. S.A.S. has begun making almost darling little heels, not spikes, but definitely shiny and black. Not inexpensive, either! over $100 here, but I must say, comfy… This summer they debuted a black patent sandal with a 1″ heel. Not bad at all…

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