There is no question about it – we love womens shoes. There are even women who cannot drive past a shoe store with out dropping in to buy a brand new pair of womens shoes. Have you ever driven past a shoe store when there was a sale going on? The parking lot is packed, and the way women walk out with boxes piled high, you would think that they were giving the shoes away!
A woman makes a statement with her shoes today. If you open the door of any average woman’s closet, you will be able to tell quite a bit about her – by checking out her shoes. That scuffed up pair are her favorites. Those sneakers with the mud caked on them are an indication that she may be a runner – or possibly a gardener. If you see cowboy boots, she may ride horses, but if the boots are in excellent condition – with no dirt, scuffs or dust – she is probably into country and western dance. Are there a large number of dress shoes in every color and size imaginable? She works in an office.
Our shoes tell other people quite a bit about us – more than most people realize. Tom Hanks, in Forest Gump said “Mama always said you could tell an awful lot about a person by the kind of shoes they wear.” And his Mama was right! But this is a more accurate statement about women than it is for men. Women have shoes to wear for every situation that life may throw at them! A woman’s shoes really go a long way towards telling you who she is, what she is like, and what she does with her life.
In the past, women envied each other over their outfits, the hairdo’s, and even their husbands! Today – the envy is in the shoes! Some women refuse to tell other women where they shop for shoes! Some women search far and wide – and pay very high prices – to find shoes that none of their friends have or can find, or to find shoes that go perfectly with an outfit – or an upcoming event! Shoe shopping and decisions today has become a sort of madness among many women! The first thing a woman notices about another woman is – you guess it – her shoes!
Shoe designers are having to work double time to come up with fresh new designs for womens footwear in every category each year – high heels, sandals, sneakers, pumps, spikes, wedges – every type of womans shoe that you can imagine! Women want the freshest looks, and the latest designs, and they are willing to pay for them. Sometimes, however, they pay at the cost of their feet!
The majority of women’s shoes were not designed for comfort or support – they were designed for looks – or maybe even for shock value. Comfort and support are usually not taken into consideration at all when high fashion is at stake. The strangest part is that women pay hundreds, and in some cases, thousands of dollars for shoes that are literally ruining their feet!
This fact alone also says a lot about a woman. It says that the latest fashion may be more important than overall health. Some of these shoes not only hurt the feet that wear them, they often affect – and hurt – the backs of the women who wear these shoes. Originally, shoes were meant to protect the feet. Today, the designer shoes on the market do very little to protect the feet – in fact, in many cases, a woman would be better off walking bare foot – but women still buy the designs, and designers still come up with more ways to skimp on the shoes and raise the prices – the less shoe there actually is, the higher the price goes!
Take a little time today and go open your closet door – or the closet door of the woman you love. What do the womens shoes in that closet tell you about yourself or that woman? You may even find some surprises if you are checking out someone else’s collection of shoes!