I have been known to own a pair of shoes… Or twenty. And I’m woman enough to admit that not all of those shoes fit the level of function that would allow me to keep a decent pace while walking with Chris.
You know what’s a good line of defense when you’re facing criticism for an inappropriate choice of footwear? “But I’m a photographer…” Taking pictures of things like cats, bicycles and our own feet is just what we do — it’s like a nervous tic for some of us! CAT! CLICK. WINDOW SILL! CLICK! AWESOME SHOES! CLICK CLICK CLICK!
I squee’d all over the internet when I finally bought my perfect rain boot, but these? These are my summer jam. They’re a thrift store find that Jessica gave me last April when we visited SF. They definitely aren’t a shoe that’s made for walking, but for your typical Portland day it’s the perfect fit. I don’t think I took them off until well after summer was over — I even remember walking down the street for some coffee one day, mid-afternoon rain and all. That’s love.
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They are great :)))
They’re pretty much perfect. Function be damned.
Actually, I began wearing heels for the first time ever last year. It started because I wanted to upgrade to heeled dance shoes when I began to do Argentine Tango, and once I mastered them thereâ€¦ well, I started LIKING the idea of feeling like a lady. It’s been weird, thoughâ€¦ heels are far less photographer-friendly. I have to actually think about what the day will look like when I choose my shoes, now. But it is a treat to look down at my saucy legs and shout, “I’m saucy!”
Oh gosh, this made me laugh out loud. There’s just something about taking a photo of cute shoes that happen to be on your own feet that totally justifies wearing ill-fitting shoes.
ooh they are super cute. i’ve always wanted a pair like that but i’m so weak — i must have uber comfortable shoes (which essentially means only tennis shoes or sneakers or flats).
“Taking pictures of things like cats, bicycles and our own feet is just what we do â€” itâ€™s like a nervous tic for some of us! CAT! CLICK. WINDOW SILL! CLICK! AWESOME SHOES! CLICK CLICK CLICK!”
I think the hardest thing for me is buying shoes, even ones from thrift stores that are only $6.00 because I inevitably wind up discovering after 20 minutes of walking that they aren’t comfortable. There’s really no way to test for that in a store!!
oooh you changed your blog! i like i like.
these shoes are tres cute. and look relatively comfy.
Thanks Alice! The shoes are so not even relatively comfy, haha. :)