Facebook wants me to buy these:
Really Facebook? You think I need those? You know I have a penchant for ugly shoes. Maybe that is the reason. Like many of you, I went through the Croc phase. I had a heel spur from wearing really cute shoes that RUINED my feet. I could hardly walk and Crocs saved me from a fate worse than surgery. My Friend2 (friend squared) often reminded me that my Crocs were hideous. I knew it, I did not care because I was secure in my comfort. Crocs came a long way from ” wow, those are super ugly” to “seriously, those are Crocs?”. There is even an enitre shoe store dedicated to Crocs on Whyte Avenue. I love Croc flip-flops, and have a special pair I wear for work. Those Crocs are suede. I know, how much uglier can I get in the shoe department? Crocs AND suede! My feet love me.
Back in August I decided I needed to modify my style. Become an adult in the style department. Wear the things I like rather than things that are easy. Part of that was shoes. I love how great looking shoes make me feel. I have a pair of Cause and Effect Heels I wish I could wear every day. My job just doesn’t lend itself to heels. I need flat and functional. In my line of work, you never know when I may need to run down the hallway on a moments notice. Heels just don’t work for that. So I bought a pair of functional leather shoes that are not ugly. They certainly aren’t super cute, but they aren’t ugly. Then I went and bought Croc insoles! Take THAT Friend2, I am secretly wearing Crocs! Yay Me!
To update my wishes from August, I wear more black and less cartoon-esque colours. I wear nice shoes and boots when I go out. I bought a winter coat ( WOOOOHOOO!) that is black and not pink plaid! It was true about the clothes building confidence. I feel good. Yet Facebook still thinks I should own Five Finger shoes.
Facebook is right about other things I should own, like plane tickets to New York, Johnny Depp, and Facebook thinks I should go to Costa Rica. I think I should too! So Facebook, you are sitting pretty smug about thinking I need Five Finger Shoes.
Last summer I was sitting in Starbucks ( there is a surprise! I was in Starbucks!) and a women came in wearing the Five Finger Shoes. I had never seen them before. I thought they were pretty ugly, so of course I thought they were perfect for me. Hahaha – kidding! I was intrigued though. I asked her about them, because (who are we kidding) I am NOT shy. She said she ran in them and they were the most comfortable running shoe she ever owned. I must admit, my feet were jealous. I went to the web site and learned they are good for yoga, running, water sports and traveling – really, traveling? I’m sure there were some places I have been where they would have been frowned upon. Still, they interest me. I prefer my yoga barefoot. I prefer my water sports barefoot. That is the point though, they are barefoot sports. Therefor this shoe is suppose to be ideal.
It is ugly enough for me, but is it practical enough? Tell me what you think. I would love to know if you own a pair, or just what you think of then if you don’t own a pair.