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What shoes mean to women

Original post made by Sierra Rhodes on Aug 19, 2013

I'd like to put shoes in perspective for the masses. In particular, the universal obsession women have with shoes. As one of those women, I feel that I have the expertise to remove some of the mystery from the subject.

Shoes make or break an outfit. A little black dress might as well be a potato sack if worn with an ugly pair of sandals or worn out tennis shoes. Shoes can make legs look infinitely longer and more shapely, can give a flirtatious air to an otherwise conservative outfit, and the click-clack of heels striding down a hall is a symphonic announcement of "I'm here. Now stare in awe, shut up and listen to what I have to say."

Shoes are a status symbol. Whether recognizable as a certain brand or not, the elegance and make of a shoe is obvious at a glance. Cheap shoes are like a cheap car. Roll up in a 90's Kia and everyone suddenly assumes you live in a trailer park.

But these are only words. To illustrate my point, I give you an example in film of the power of shoes. A classic story and film that shows just how important shoes really are.

Comments

Posted by Citizen Paine, a resident of Danville
on Aug 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm

One of my favorite scenes from Lackawanna Blues, narrated during the 'Caledonia' dance party sequence:

"It didn't matter how you were dressed from the ankle up, because it was the SHOOOOez that made you sharp!"

Heartwarming film -- the world could do with a few more Rachel Crosbys!