I have always loved high heels. Spike high and pointy toed, fierce and beautiful. This shoe fetish I have has been a 40 year long love journey. From the time back when I was a tiny tot sticking my foot into my mom’s shoes, including the time when my friend and I would switch and wear each others platforms at school, up until the present time with a closet filled with shoes of all types, beautiful high heeled shoes have been a huge love of mine.
These days, shoes are even more fabulous than ever! There are the stiletto heeled platforms that are so gorgeous, the cute strappy shoes, and even the wedged heel platforms that have come back from the seventies – the exact style that I wore as a teen. Also there are the pumps of all shapes, colors and styles.
There also are the fabulous Manolos I will never afford, along with everybody else who claim to do shoes – from Anne Klein to Kim K! Shoes, shoes, shoes!! They are just so much fun and they make a woman (and some men) look and sound absolutely gorgeous and powerful!
Hey, BTW, did y’all know that the red soled shoe star, Christian Louboutin , is a black man? 😀
I have been thinking about doing this post for a while now. I just kept putting it off, but recently when my girl Mukami made a video post on the fierceness of shoes, I decided that it was finally time to talk about my shoe love! I don’t know why I love them so, but I do, and I’m not ashamed to admit it!
I especially love those shoes that are slightly enclosed, somewhat like a boot. When I was younger, I loved clogs, and the desert boot, and I also had this pair of flat shoes that were somewhat bootlike, and zipped at the top with an open toe. Desert boot like, but fancier and more feminine. I totally loved those shoes. I still have the same tastes in shoes, as I think back on those that I loved when I was younger. I would totally wear today, the styles I did 30 years ago.
Unfortunately, the time has come for me to give the high heeled shoe up. I have reached that age where comfort is more important than looks. It’s really not even about comfort, but ABILITY. I’m unable to walk in the spiked heels anymore. And to prove it, just this past Sunday I made the mistake of wearing high heels to church, after two months of not doing so. My foot had quickly adjusted to not dealing with the stress of high heels and when I put those spiked heels on, I felt the pain the minute I stepped out of my house. As I hobbled to my car, it crossed my mind to go back in and switch to my plain, sad looking low heels. But it was Easter Sunday, and since I’d finally managed to get out in time to get to church early, I wasn’t willing to chance being late on this momentous day, especially when the churches fill up with C M E people on this day.
But this sad shoe milestone has been reached, and I must reconcile to my fate. My feet have revolted, and refuse to be bound any longer. So now I’m relegated to the Michelle Obama shoe.
Don’t even front like our First Lady’s shoes aren’t an abomination. Her shoes are abominable. My FLOTUS be wearing some yugly shoes. (Yucky and ugly) Michelle’s shoes are Uglay, with a capital Ugg. And that is my issue. She dresses so beautifully, so fly, so fabulously, yet there she is in those pathetic 1-inch styleless low heels. And this ought to be protested. The fact that there are no fierce, fabulous, fly, and formidable low heeled shoes! Am I the only one who sees this? I am not understanding this.
I hate the fact that it’s impossible to find beautiful low heeled shoes. This has not always been the case. When I was younger, there were plenty of low heeled shoes styles that were classy and beautiful. I have no idea why beautiful flats and 1-inch stiletto shoes have gone out of style, and I must say that it’s heartbreaking for a shoe freak such as myself. 😥
PS: I remember an extremely fierce shoe that gave me palpitations at the age of 16 – those fabulous burgundy wine colored lace up victorian boots that Donna Summer sported on her “I Feel Love” album cover! I still feel a twinge of desire just looking at the perfection of those shoes/boots!