Monday, March 8, 2010

Ugly Shoes.....

Please forgive me in advance if you have already purchased a pair of these shoes. I am sure you have your own (misguided) reasons for purchasing them. Perhaps you even plan to wear them. I pray that is not the case, but I realize that every person is entitled to her opinion.

Hubby does not notice things like women's shoes, even those on the feet of the woman to whom he is married. He thinks that people should have two pairs of shoes, three tops. One pair to wear when we walk in the park, one nicer pair to wear when we go out to eat or on a cruise, and a third pair waiting in the wings for the #1 pair and the #2 pair to rotate out.

He dragged me across the floor at a department store last night, however, to show me these shoes. That was pretty shocking on two counts. 1) I'm pretty heavy, and he has a bad back. 2) I had just shown the same ugly shoes to HIM a mere three weeks ago. It was the night of the snowstorm when I insisted we drive to a gymnastics meet 30 minutes away. And since we were out in the weather already, I thought we should stop and shop.

I apologize for the poor quality of the pictures. Unlike people who are really serious about their photography, I haven't yet developed the habit of carrying a camera around with me. So I had to use Hubby's iPhone, because for the first time in the history of mankind, I left mine at home. It's usually attached to my hand. I was also trying to be somewhat inconspicuous about taking the pictures, because I was afraid the store employees might think I was trying to steal their designs and copy them. They wish.

If you can't tell, the upper part of the shoe is sort of like a slouch boot. The bottom part is a thong sandal.


People are really going to wear these?

I can't picture an appropriate setting for these shoes.

An apres-ski gathering where you want to show off your new pedicure?

A hiking expedition on a sandy beach?

I'm not terribly fashion conscious, so help me here. What in the world would you wear WITH these shoes?

Notice that they are readily available in both black and brown. Gee, I'm terribly undecided. Notice also that they are currently on sale for $39.99, and if you hurry, you can use my 30% off coupon at this particular store through Wednesday.

I fully expect these shoes to show up at school any day.

And I'm not going to be able to stop myself.


Evil Pixie said...

Those shoes are definitely... interesting.

Maggie said...

I love shoes. I know shoes. I am a shoe maven. I could even pick out a pair of Manolo's at 20 paces. And I am here to say you are right on, girl! Those things are FREAKIN' ugly!!!!!!!!!!!!!