Ah, shoes. Once upon a time, I really loved shoes. My mom and I would go shoe shopping all the time. I think I still love shoes, but I can’t ever seem to find what I’m looking for in the store. Also, the last 4 to 5 pairs of shoes I have purchased have been in a toddler size 6-8, so.
My number one priority when it comes to shoes is COMFORT. I don’t get dressed up much, which is probably a good thing, because my knowledge of how to walk in high heels ends at about the 4-year-old-playing-dress-up point. I’m not graceful in flats, so heels are mostly out of the question. (The only exception here is wedges. Wedges I can do!) This is unfortunate, because I’m only 5’4”, and I could probably use a nudge in the leg-lengthening department.
I now present to you some of my favorites from my embarrassingly small shoe collection.
I totally wouldn’t have thought to include these if Maria hadn’t mentioned a pair of similarly decked out shoes in her post. I wore these all through high school. Friends and I would draw on them during class, on the bus, after school. We didn’t have cell phones and iPods and all that newfangled gadgetry, so we had to make do with colorful pens and not much else. (Though Matt did have his TI-85 to write programs on. We were totally the cool kids.)
I LOVE these shoes. I bought them during my second pregnancy and wore them constantly. With socks, without socks, doesn’t matter — So comfortable. I’m pretty sure no one wears these anymore, but I’ll be embarrassing my girls with them for YEARS to come.
THE DRESSUP (snort):
As I said before, I don’t go out much. But when I do, these are my go-to shoe. Are wedges even remotely in style? I seriously could not tell you. But these go with going-out-jeans or more casual type dresses, which is about as dolled up as I seem to be willing to get myself.
THE RUNNING WALKING:
Love these sneakers. They were great when I worked shelving books. Oh, shelving books. That’s the best job I’ve ever had. Would seriously do it every day for the rest of my life. That really doesn’t have anything to do with shoes, but it should tell you a LOT about me.
THE ONLY THING YOU’VE EVER SEEN ME WEAR, IF I’M BEING HONEST:
It’s HOT, okay? This is FLORIDA. Flip-flops are pretty much all anyone ever wears anywhere. Ever. Because otherwise your feet fall off and die the end. I got these at Target last summer for probably less than $10. I miss the flip-flops I used to be able to get at American Eagle. They were corduroy and I had them in a zillion colors. Actually, okay, I think I only had them in two colors. But they will always be in my heart.
I’m feeling a little misty-eyed, for some reason. Excuse me for a moment.