Avoiding Unnecessary Shoe Trauma
Thursday, June 15, 2006
I hardly ever buy duplicates of the same item because I have serious fashion A.D.D. and, no matter how much I think I love it, I inevitably get bored of my new purchase within a few months and don't need to have a second one waiting around for me. So basically, when magazines say to "buy this in every color!" I have learned the hard way that this rule does not apply to me.
Yesterday, I made an exception. I have a pair of shoes from Zara – lightly metallic, round toes, kitten heel, seen above – that I love and wear to all occasions where my standard Reef flipflops won't cut it. These Zara shoes literally go with everything and were the only worthy replacement I found for my previously beloved silver ballet slippers, which fell apart from extreme overuse one horrible day that we now commonly refer to as The Ballet Slipper Catastrophe of Early 2006.
I recently realized that I could not handle another footwear trauma like that, and so stopped by Zara yesterday to see if they still carried the shoes. They did, and they even had them in my size, which never happens because my size 10 feet are considered gargantuan by Asian standards.
I took it as a sign and bought another pair, and I'm not ashamed to say that upon purchase, I felt a little relieved.