I won’t tell you how many pairs of shoes I own but they are quite a lot, though no where near the amazing 3,000 pairs Imelda Marcus was reputed to have owned as the first lady of the Philippines.
What is it about “Women and Shoes”? Is there only one answer to this question? If you ask me “NO” I dare say.
Like Sade Adu says in her new album "Pearls" Nothing hurts like brand new shoes, but it doesn’t take away the joy of owning one.
Historically shoes were worn to shield the feet from the weather and various terrains.
By the 1600’s the heel became a practical item as there were added to the heel of shoes to help keep women from stepping in horse dung. Now that’s a laugh….. .
By the 1970’s the slim stiletto was shunned by women for the chunky platform which was the fad of the 70’s rock era.
But the Stiletto is back with a rage and it is being worn by women of all shapes and sizes; in varied colours and designs.
New shoe designs abound everywhere and women are easy target for these shoe makers.
You can tell a lot about a person by their shoes.
1. Shoes can tell;
- Your economic and social status
- Your values and fashion style
3. A shoe’s shape tells a lot about how the wearer stands or walks.
There are different types of female shoes;
Flats – Are Practical, Comfortable and Safe
Heels – Are “Sex and the City Chic”.
There are also various designs of shoes
- Peep toes
- Sling backs
- Strappy Sandals
- Gladiator Sandals
- Ballet flats
- Walker Shoes
Female shoes for different occasions
In days past the Classic pump was worn everyday to work but in recent times the typical female has been know to deviate from the norm; she now puts her feet on show in various high heeled, colourful, flamboyant and flashy designs.
The line between work shoe and dress shoes has thinned out into oblivion.
Work and dress shoes are now one and the same, what may differ is colour and price tags.
The shoe that pinches one person fits another; If the shoe fits wear it.
If the shoe doesn’t fit must we change the feet or change the shoes. Let our female style icon give us some insight.
It is the fragrant lack of practicality that makes high heeled shoes so fascinating.
If a woman wears high heeled shoes it elevates her, gives her elegance, adds glamour and shows her sense of style.
But you may begin to ask yourself if you must wear if from dawn till dusk everyday.
Experts say continuous strutting in heels could lead to long term damage of the musculature of your legs.
Beautiful shoes make you stand out; Red does it all the time.