Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Shoes

What is it about shoes that women (in general) love? I know there are those who don’t really care about shoes, but why is it that most women have more pairs of shoes than two or three guys combined? (Well, with the exception of one guy I know that at last count, owned 92 pairs of shoes. He’s a weirdo, so we’ll just leave him out of it.)

If you want to get women to “ooh and ahh” over something besides a baby, pull out a really cute pair of shoes. They go nuts. I know, I work in an office full of women who love shoes. I like shoes, but I would rather have a few pairs of really great shoes than tons of pairs of cute or uncomfortable shoes. Plus, my feet are enormously long, but very narrow, so finding shoes that a. fit and b. look good on my skinny feet is a challenge. Thus the reason I have about 6 pairs of shoes to my name, most of which are crappy shoes that I need to replace.

So, I went shoe-shopping for a bit last week. Sorry to offend people who live here, but our town has a really sad, poor, horrible, selection of shoe stores. They’re all pretty much crap. I feel as if I need to drive to the nearest metroplex to go shoe shopping. It’s really that bad. But I found one pair (well, two, considering they had them in black AND brown) I liked that would be great for office-wear. The problem, you ask? They had every size except mine. With tens of boxes of shoes in the same style and color, surely they’d have just one that was my size. Nope. Every size but mine…and multiple pairs in several sizes. So all the people with little feet or who somehow have feet more enormous than mine were in luck.

Don’t even talk to me about ordering shoes off the internet. Normally I’m all for ordering stuff online. But I think ordering shoes via website would give me a nervous breakdown. There are so many pairs of shoes I pick up, try on, and disgustedly throw back in the box. I would never make it if I had to order them on the internet. I’d have to go through somebody who had free return postage, and even then they’d finally just tell me to keep them if they didn’t fit because I was costing them so much in returns.

Of course, for guys it’s much easier. On my lunch hour yesterday, Husband and I went shoe shopping for him. In the space of about an hour, we’d been to four shoe stores and purchased two awesome, nay, perfect pairs of shoes for him. They were the same brand, purchased at different stores because not one store has a great selection. The shoes are great and he will probably wear them until they fall apart.

So why must it be difficult for me? Why can’t I find shoes that fit me that I like? Why? Yes, admittedly, I’m a little picky about shoes. But I’ve become less picky as I have grown up. I have at least two pairs of shoes right now that I would not have considered owning 5 years ago. So my horizons have broadened…I just need the local shoe selection to do the same.

If you girls have any secret places around here to buy shoes, please let me in on it! Pin It

10 comments:

  1. My favorite place to buy shoes is Payless. I can get trendy stuff and not pay an arm and a leg for something that won't be in style in the next season or two.

    And I think I know exactly who you are talking about that owns 92 pairs of shoes..... that does seem a bit, um, excessive for a guy. Or for a girl, for that matter. But a guy having that many pairs is just unnatural.

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  2. why do I not know who the weirdo male shoe owner is??? Or do I??? who is it??!!!
    I need some new shoes SO very badly. My problem is I can never justify paying the pricetag on the cute shoes that I seem to like. And I can NEVER find anything at Payless!

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  3. We'll have a conference next time you come over and I'll explain the whole 92-pair-of-shoes guy.

    I can find some stuff at Payless now and again, but right now their selection is too trendy and, um, ugly (or not in my size).

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  4. Have you tried Ricks on Emma?

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  5. I haven't been there...always thought it was a "little kid/old people" place (sorry!). Maybe I'll have to give it a shot!

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  6. I stopped after the second paragraph! I hate shoes. Unless they're boots... And I like walmart tennis shoes. I want a pair of shox. Fun. But I'll have to wait till I grow out of my 9 1/2 S lol I have big feet.

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  7. Umm...Shox are NOT from Wal-mart, nor are they any type of boot....

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  8. Shoes have ALWAYS been a sore spot with you. I remember the time you hid a pair of shoes that you didn't like in a tub in the back of your Daddy's closet. We found the shoes LONG after you had outgrown them! I think you were 5 when you went to those desparate measures!

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  9. I am just about to post that story in its entirety...stay tuned.

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  10. Women having more pairs of shoes..Incase caterpillar shoes means it will be doubled....Nice blog

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