No Ugly Shoes!
There should be a ban on ugly shoes. You know the ones I'm talking about. The sturdy oxford, the hippie sandal/clog, the thick-heeled pumps and slides.
Worse yet, is that people wear them. I'm not sure why. I totally understand the need for comfort, and if you have problems with your feet, 3" heels are not for you. But that does not mean you must wear ugly.
Why are these shoes even made? Who comes up with these designs? Why did these designs even make it off the design table, let alone actually get manufactured?
This leads me to another thought. WHY do shoe manufacturers think that someone with large, wide feet, wants to wear ugly shoes? (or large narrow feet, but I have more options). A friend recently asked for help in finding shoes for her size 9.5 WW feet. Let me tell you, the pickins were slim. Nordstrom's had a few options. Zappos has quite a few, which is nice. But honestly, why should it be so hard? Why should a young attractive woman who cannot help her shoe size be relegated to the dregs of shoe fashion?
Shoe manufacturers, take heed! You are missing out on a huge market. If you made more attractive shoes available to women with hard to fit feet, you'd make a boatload of cash. I guarantee it.
Linea Paolo 'Deandra' Flat
Thursday, March 30, 2006