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I'm particular about shoes and probably have too many pairs, but I can't understand why anyone would love shoes. Finding good ones is a royal pain. Then by the time you realise they're great, they are wearing out and impossible to replace.
Nevertheless I know it's a thing. Can anyone explain it?
Really? My weight's gone up and down like a yo-yo over the last ten years or so, and my shoe size is the one constant in my life . I've got a pair of boots I had when I was 18 that still fit (I'm now 43).
You can love shoes without loving heels. My favourites are tan lace-up brogue ankle boots, my trainers in interesting prints, Dr Martens... If you have enough or pay enough they take years to wear out but most need reheeling and maintenance.
I own many pairs of shoes, I am on the quest for actually stylish and wearable shoes. The most comfortable shoes I own are crocs and swedish clogs. I have them in many colours but I still search for stylish and comfortable shoes.
I rarely wear shoes that aren't ballet pumps or flips flops but they can still be beautiful. Beautiful shoes don't have to be impractical. I like shoes because they suit all seasons, never go out of fashion, never get horrible little holes in, and like others have said - have no relation to your dress size.
Me too elephant. My problem is that I have narrow heels, and most ballet shoes/loafers slip and behave like flip flops on me. I struggle to find shoes that are as comfortable as Sketchers (yes I know), but look stylish.
LoniceraJaponica Yup I have narrow heels but I am very wide across the toes. I have managed to find two pairs of Clark's boots this year that I can last the day in. One pair is a size 5, the other a 6. . I have also learnt, the hard way, is never try on or buy shoes with cold feet.
I have problems with my Achilles so can't wear anything too flat. The best shoes for me have a slight heel and a strap of some sort so they don't slip about. I do a job where I have to look smart but can be on my feet a lot so high heels are out. Finding comfy, practical but stylish shoes can be hard work and I find that price and comfort don't always go together!
Shoes can really make an outfit though. I know someone who wears very simple black or navy outfits to work but always has great footwear.
Actually reading TFT again - looks like there are quite a few are like me: think shoes are important, find it tricky to get good ones, don't enjoy shopping for them.
I agree they can be amazing, so if it's just about aesthetics, the real shame is how small the percentage of beautiful shoes is - I would guess well over 95 in every 100 pairs I see are not beautiful at all. Another 4 don't suit me, or aren't comfortable, or are way out of price range. A recipe for frustration, not love (for me!)