In Defense of Practical Shoes

For some reason known only to the cycles of the Moon and perhaps  the fashion gods I decided to wear 2″ Tommy Hilfiger heels to work the other day.  Big mistake.  My legs looked fantastic and my ass was high and flat.  So why was my fashion sense a mistake?

My list of reasons:

1) Ow.

2) Ow.

3) Ow.

4) Ow.  Ow.  Ow.

Is this some unique experience known only to me?  Why on earth do other women wear high heels on a regular basis?  I have some friends who only wear 3″ heels.  Am I alone in my pain?  Surely long legs and a nice-looking ass can’t overcome pain, can they?  I would love to hear your thoughts on this one, ladies.  I’m just baffled by the experience.   I mean, my shoes were HOT.  I was kickin’ it.  At least for the first half of the day when I could still walk.

I’m not sure, though, that my hot shoes were really appreciated by the others in my office, though.  And that has me wondering whether practical shoes ought to have more weight in the fashion world.  For one, I work with several older men.  You’d think they’d still be interested in a lady with a nice tush, but they were more interested (or should I say annoyed?) in the fact that my shoes made cloppity sounds on the tiled floors.

There’s no denying it: I’m a fast walker.  My grandmother was 4’8″ and could leave most folks in the dust.  I inherited her fast pace, though I am not quite as petite as she was.  So, as the day progressed I began to feel self-conscious about disrupting everyone’s train of thought as I sped my way noisily down the hall.

Maybe there are other valid reasons for wearing sensible shoes.  Maybe pain isn’t the only factor to consider.  Maybe practical shoes are not just nice for our feet but nice for our neighbors, too.

It’s just too bad they don’t make our legs look so long and lean …

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