Wicked Wednesday #21 And February Photofest #16
This week’s prompt is a suggestion of the lovely and talented Melina Greenport:
When I saw Vogue.com’s slide show of The Best Shoe Porn of the Year, my mind lit up with ideas. I’m most comfortable in Chuck Taylors, but my characters—oh what they could do with shoes like these!
“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” — Marilyn Monroe
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” — Dr. Seuss
“Women always think that when they have my shoes, my dress my hairdresser, my make-up, it will work the same way. They do not conceive of the witchcraft that is needed. They do not know that I am not beautiful but that I only appear to be at certain moments.” — Anaïs Nin
From Cinderella’s glass slippers to the ruby ones bestowed upon Dorothy; from The Red Shoes poor dancing Karen was cursed with to Carrie Bradshaw’s stolen Manolos, shoes continue playing an impactful role in stories.
What does the thought of shoes bring up for you? Do any of the photos from Vogue spark your imagination? Do you have a favorite pair you’d like to show off? Share a picture, memory, fantasy or story about the power of sexy shoes.
In my mid teens, before the kids came along, I wore heels quite a lot. Not really high and definitely not expensive but they made me feel good about myself. Not much did back then, but the heels did.
After the kids it was mostly trainers, comfy, easy to walk in etc. My good shoes would be flats. A few years ago, when I got rid of the ex and started going out again I started wearing heels the odd night. Definitely not high, but enough to make a difference to how I felt. Most of the time though I’d still wear trainers – thankfully the pubs and the one club we have don’t have dress codes otherwise they’d be empty.
Now I almost never wear heels, I can manage an inch high blocky heel but that’s about it, and the weather doesn’t help. Proper heels make my feet and ankles hurt, I can’t walk in them at all. And I hate it! I’d love to be able to wear them all the time, I look at them and want them (not those ones on Vogue, most of them were just nasty) I love high, feminine, strappy heels. I still want to buy more, even if I can only wear them in the bedroom.
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