It might be cliche to admit this, but I adore shoes. In fact, I first started Well Heeled Blog as a lifestyle and fashion blog devoted mainly to, you guessed, shoes. If you are a shoe-lover like I am, or if you just wonder HOW can people have so many pairs, check out this documentary, “God Save My Shoes.” The film follows several women in their love affairs with high heels and incorporates interviews with shoemakers and fashion folks. If you don’t have the time to watch this, New York Times also provides a summary.
Take the shoe survey!
(I’d love to learn more about you and your shoes, so I thought of 5 simple questions.)
How many pairs of shoes do you own?
The most expensive pair of shoes you have ever purchased cost….?
Would you take $500 or a pair of Louboutins?
If your house was burning and you could only save ONE pair of shoes, which would it be (assume that your family, laptop, photos, pets, etc. are all safe)?
What was your most recent shoe purchase?
- I have around 20 pairs of shoes, including 5 pairs of boots, 4 pairs of black pumps, several suede platforms, and a few delicate strapped sandals.
- The most expensive pair of shoes that I have ever purchased was almost $300 – a pair of gorgeous red and black tango heels that I splurged on during a period of unemployment. I think I blocked it out of my memory because it was so painful and irresponsible (to spend $300! On tango shoes! While I was laid off!). But I spent many, many happy hours swirling in those babies – and I eventually found a job – so I’d have to say they were worth it.
- I’d take the $500 because then I could buy FIVE pairs of shoes with the $500 instead of one pair of Louboutins.
- As to the shoes I’d save, it’d have to be a pair of Rockport dress boots – Rockport boots are so comfortable that I can walk in them for hours.
- My most recent purchase were these snakeskin block heels during a 30% off sale. Love them and I can’t wait to wear them.
hat tip to Single Ma for introducing me to the documentary