Have I ever mentioned how much I like shoes? I love shoes! But there is a problem. I have wide Flintstone feet. I mean, I like my feet, they're cute and all but they are really hard to find shoes for. Cute shoes, trendy shoes, heels. Gah. And I tend to be uncooperative about the shoes I am willing to put on my feet as well - I refuse to put my feet in something that is not uber comfortable, or something that tries to make my feet into a shape they are not. That narrows down my choices quite a bit.
|beautiful shoes but my feet just aren't shaped like that!|
|Unfortunately they ARE shaped like this - but you won't catch me wearing these!|
I did manage to find an awesome pair of leather ballet flats I was able to wear for a while, until my cat pooped in one of them, end of that story. Doomed to never wear cute shoes?
These are what my closet contains ...
|For when I wear brown|
|my breast cancer shoes|
|New Balance's version of toning shoes|
|Old pair of Airwalks I can't part with|
|Earth shoes, when I want to feel a little fancy|
|An old pair of New Balance I haven't worn out yet|
Hmmm... do you notice a trend? If you watch any of those "style" shows, they make people feel like freaks if they wear anything other than pointy toed shoes. And supposedly ANYone can find pointy toed shoes that will fit them properly. Well, SO????!!! Does that mean I HAVE to wear them? Do I have to be embarrassed because I love New Balance and ... and ... Doc Martens? There, I said it. My name is BetteJo, I am 51 years old and I wear Doc Martens. (When I'm not wearing 'gym' shoes)
|I literally have 2 pairs of these. Just in case.|
|I would totally wear these!|
|And now that I've seen these - I'm going to be trying to find a pair!|
So there! I have to be me regardless of style or trends. But there are people out there who can really make you feel like an odd ball sometimes.
What makes you feel like you don't fit in? Everybody has something, don't they?