Shoes, glorious shoes! Flat ones, tall ones, narrow ones, spiky ones. Black ones, red ones, pink ones, blue ones, every color in the rainbow and then some! The possibilities are almost limitless.
With such a wide variety available to us as women, is it any wonder we are addicted to the purchase of new shoes? Picture it:
Walls lined with shelves full of colorful little boxes and tables spilling over with their delightful offerings. The smell of leather and lace in the air. Helpful sales people tripping over each other to help you pick just the right pair of shoes, ready to wait on your every whim. Ah, the shoe store; a woman’s best friend. The beautiful site of sale signs posted on every available wall space. Shoes nestled in their tissue wrappings, waiting in their little boxes for some lucky person to try them on, gaze lovingly at them in the mirror and then carry them home to complete the perfect outfit.
Seriously, shoes can soothe a troubled heart. Ease an aching head or thrill a tired soul. Am I over embellishing? I don’t think so. There are many things in our lives that we cannot control or change. Shoes offer us an opportunity to take back that control and make changes in our everyday lives. Tired of the same old things, day in and day out? Despairing of the routines and ruts, you find yourself stuck in, go out right now and buy yourself a new pair of shoes! New shoes can spice up the most boring of outfits and put a sparkle back in your eyes, catch the eye of that special someone in your life. Can you honestly say that you do not feel better after trying on 30 pairs of new shoes and picking the two or three pairs that you really like and taking them home with you? Tell the truth.
Does your significant other tell you that you have too many shoes or roll their eyes when you bring home a new pair? Don’t worry about that! They just don’t understand. My loving husband thought he could tell me to stop buying shoes. Silly man! What he does not know will not hurt him. I once hid a new pair of boots in the trunk of the car for three weeks before he finally saw them! Not that I condone lying to your spouse. I am just lucky that my darling hubby is very unobservant!
Let us face facts. Everyone has his or her own little faults and personal indulgences. Shoes are one of mine. I have absolutely no problem admitting it; this is part of what makes me the fabulous woman that I am! Do I feel that having more than five pairs of shoes is wrong? Heck no! Women and shoes, unite! No longer will we let spouses, checkbooks, or dishes stand in the way of our love for one another!
Come on, say it with me, “My name is (fill in the blank) and I am addicted to shoes and I love it!”