Friday, 23 January 2009

Footcandy

I have recently purchased a pair of boots after searching for months together since, I am really finicky about the heels and by the way did I mention that they were on 'SALE'. A sale sign is like a flame which draws moths like me to it. I am sure women will identify with what I am saying.

All around me fair damsels of all ages were foraging through the shoes on Sale checking out the highest possible heels. Some were even as high as a length of 'Apsara' Pencil and equally thin.

It has always been a mystery to me as how do people really manage to walk in those heels. I remember during my school days a girl wearing too high heels usually came from a well to do family with an access for choosing her own shoes. In my case my sister and I were herded by our pater to a all too familiar shoe shop in the Bazaar and were given a capped budget. Any chance of going overbudget died its own death when our father gave a withering look and we hurried on to buy something else. Not that he did not pamper us but I failed to understand his budgeting rules at that time.


Here in Lancaster every morning on my way to work I see smartly dressed women wearing pointed heels and walking briskly...I am so jealous of them since I cannot mention High heels and walking briskly in the same sentence leave alone actually doing it .How do they manage it??
I believe some women are genetically programmed to wear high heels and mere mortals like are left in awe. The high heels erstwhile called as Stilletos (named after a Stileto Knife) look more like a weapon to me rather than shoes. I have had many a daydreams wherein I am walking gracefully in them without having a single mishap. Dont forget the daydream part.



Its not that I do not have a pair of heels but I just sneak into them when there is not much walking involved and also when am sure my feet will be free of them in a few hours. Even in that short period I am inwardly praying "God let me not break an ankle today" or " Dear God I think I stabbed someones Feet just now" and "Oh God My husband is unnaturally red right now......I think I just stepped on his foot'.


I got enamoured by heels after watching 'Sex and the City'. Carrie Bradshaw sure did have a shoe fetish....her Manolo Blahniks were a dream. Dont forget 'Imelda Marcos' the lady who collected so many designer shoes that now they have opened a Museum of her Shoes. What is it with Women and Shoes?? Our X chromosome somehow makes us crave for things which men cannot fathom.


The shoe designer 'Christian Louboutin! completely understands our perspective when he says
"I like women to see my shoes as objects of beauty, as gems outside the realm of fashion, with their own universe. Shoes are not an accessory; they're an attribute. With Louboutin's and a pair of jeans or an evening gown, you're dressed,"

Ah Shoes Glorious Shoes!!!!!!!

17 comments:

Cynic in Wonderland said...

a fellow sufferer. ah! one of the perenial mysteries to me as well. anything above 2 inches and i think im on stilts and get vertigo attacks.

strangely enuf, i had just started a post on shoes when i saw this hehe.

Aquarius said...

cool.....will check it out...I mean how do this women walk in them...

AmitL said...

Hi,Aquarius-haha!That's a mystery I've never really solved-namely,how ladies manage to walk in those high hells,oops,heels,and still smile.:)LOL at 'apsara pencil' comparison.If you do solve the mystery,let me know.

Aquarius said...

Thanks Amit for dropping by..will surely let u know once i solve the mystery...hmmm sure will have to ask some of these high walking people..

Do keep visiting....will check your blog as well

AmitL said...

BTW,I linked your blog..hope u don't mind..looking fwd to lots of interesting reading here!!:)
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Do you get our Indian mags there?Just curious..will tell u why,later.:)

Aquarius said...

Hey amit I wont mind at all...its an hoour...

Unfortunately I dont get Indian Mags here...I am curious about the reason..:)

Inside my inquisitive mind. said...

Vini, I hear you and so empathise!! The answer to your problem is doctor heels!! they are these soul kinda things you slip them into your heels and voila! You'll be walking without fallin', trippin', kickin' or bein stamped on (which happens in my case)

Also wedges are a much better option

Inside my inquisitive mind. said...

Vini, I hear you and so empathise!! The answer to your problem is doctor heels!! they are these soul kinda things you slip them into your heels and voila! You'll be walking without fallin', trippin', kickin' or bein stamped on (which happens in my case)

Also wedges are a much better option

magiceye said...

is it in any way related to why 'heel' was used to describe an obnoxious person!

wanderer said...

I cant manage shoes, I prefer those platform ones or the plain flat ones, much to the disappointment of my mother....(phiss phiss, she loves S-H-O-E-S).

But Guess Heels are best tools to trick those lechers around...OMG my city is full of them!

Purba said...

High heels look gorgeous but they hurt like hell.

Ana_treek said...

I am a mere mortal, a pity!

Journomuse said...

I must confess I'm a shoe addict..a big one at that...the biggest wrench when I was coming here was leaving behind about 15 pairs back at home..they were lovingly packed into individual shoe bags and placed in my closet...

oh by the way, I see really tall women wearing heels in UK...in india, real short stumps like me need the added advantage of heels to be heard or seen...but my most painful trek in the UK was having to walk along the cobbled paths of cambridge on a blustery windy evening in open toed 4 inch heels...all for the adamant need to look well-turned out...

ViShaL said...

I have a lot f frndz who hate wearing heels, so I can understand what you are trying to say.
But more me the best part of the post was "A sale sign is like a flame which draws moths like me to it."...LOL :)

The knife said...

It's at moments like these that you feel good about being a guy ;)

Gideon Mathson said...

Sounds Painful!

Rajendra Raikwar said...

great efforts

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