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January 18, 2006

Shoe Blogging

Allow me to lapse in a "Carrie Bradshaw Sex and the City" mood here and dish about shoes. Yes, shoes.

Why this topic? Because I'm looking for a pair of dress shoes, a specific style; I saw Nicole Kidman wearing them over the summer...red...with a red dress...and while I've found the exact style, they either aren't available in red, don't come in the size I need, or cost a billion dollars.

I'm just going to say it: I have freakishly wide feet. Well, not that freakish, but if I've got to endure wearing heels I'd prefer to have a wide width, and fashionable shoes do not come in duck size.

And I've got to say it, how much freakin' money did Carrie Bradshaw make to have had all those Manolos? Have you seen how much they cost? One pair would be equal to half my mortgage payment.

On a sneaker note, I did find a pair of Tretorns. White with a red gull wing. I had a pair of Tretorns in college, with pink plaid gull wings, and I loved them. Ah, those rolled up jeans with slouchy socks and my Tretorns. Made for comfortable drinking sprees....

Anyway, back to the dress shoes. I don't need them until August, but I figure I'd start looking now. If only I could go barefoot...at least then I could justify a good pedicure! But I think the folks my husband works with would find my bohemian taste in footwear (or lack of) a bit gross.

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Posted by Groovyvic at 09:19 AM | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)

I don't think it's your feet. ALL shoes nowadays are so narrow I can't even get my TOES into them. With dress shoes I always have to buy a size bigger just for the width. Since I have short feet anyway, at least it's not that big a deal if the shoes are longer.

With sneakers I have moved to boys' sneakers. (see above, short feet). I just try not to get anything too trendy. I am really looking for another paid of Airwalks. I had some I bought in Miami and they were SO comfortable, even for playing tennis. I wore them until they literally fell apart.

I think the Branch is going to be the same in foot shape. He has these little square wide feet with high insteps.

Posted by: junebee at January 18, 2006 02:45 PM

Ah, I loved my Tretorns way back when... the memories.

I never understood how Carrie could have afforded all those shoes either. Good luck with your shoe hunt!

Posted by: Nancy at January 18, 2006 03:21 PM

Don't you remember when Carrie's building went co-op she couldn't buy in because she had no money saved? She spent it all on shoes! I watched that show too much!

Posted by: Anna at January 18, 2006 10:02 PM

Yes, I do, and last night she was wearing red shoes, but I couldn't tell if they were Manolos or Jimmy Choos or what. Red shoes with a green dress. Oh my! My other question is: how did she walk in those shoes? I wore 3 1/2 in. heels in August and my right foot still hurts!

BTW, after two hours online last night I finally found the exact shoes I was looking for! Open toe too, so I can justify that pedicure.

Posted by: GroovyVic at January 19, 2006 05:46 AM