As I stated previously, I have tiny feet. They are the average size in length but they are so narrow that they almost look like half of a foot. Finding shoes that fit is damn near impossible. Suz has trouble with her large narrow feet, I have trouble with my small narrow feet. Why don't manufacturers make shoes for all foot types?
I wonder about this drive for sameness in fashion and society. We are all supposed to have the body of a 12 year old boy (flat stomach, no hips) with the boobs of a Barbie doll. This carries over into shoe sizes; we, as a society of women, will always have cankles and swollen feet and wide feet and narrow feet. Our feet will not all be an elegant size 7 with the right proportion of width. Oh, would it were so!
You would think that shoe manufacturers would understand that the more styles they make in wearable sizes, the more money they will make. Do you have "normal" sized feet? Does Stuart Weitzman design shoes with your feet in mind? Didn't think so.
Raise your hand if you have ever had the skin rubbed off of places on your feet. Raise your hand if you've ever had to shove things in shoes to make them fit. Raise your hand if you've ever walked in shoes that pinch like a mutha. Raise your hand if you are tired of ill fitting shoes.
Now, write your congressman. Oh, wait... write your favorite shoe manufacturer? Excuse me, I must hobble on away in my too small Kenneth Cole slingbacks.
Today's Favorite Shoe:
Kenneth Cole Dress Around Slingbacks
Monday, February 06, 2006