Today as I’ve organised the shoe section of my cupboard, I realised I own way too much shoes. To confess, I have a little shoe fetish. I often find myself purchasing a pair of shoes instead of a clothing item.
But today as I organised my shoes, one type of shoe caught my eye. I’ve looked at those high heels and had a bit of an aha moment.
Why am I still hanging on to these shoes?
Now when I talk about high heels, I’m not referring to the wedge, court shoe or even a heel up to 7cm. Depending on the comfort level of these shoes of course.
It’s those ankle breaking stilettos and platforms that I’m chucking out. I’ve just completely given up on wearing them. I can literally only think of a handful of events that I actually wore them to.
No longer will I subject myself to being a slave for looking glamorous. I will no longer lie to myself in believing that I can actually walk on them and do the whole balancing act. In fact, I am not even embarrassed to admit that I can’t walk on those heels.
So why did I wear these shoes? You see I always had a love-hate relationship with these shoes. I must admit that they are beautiful shoes and compliments an outfit. Going to an event wearing a knock-out dress looks more appealing with heels than flats. You just look more glamorous. But at the same time, there is misery and pain that goes with it.
Somewhere at the back of my mind, I always tried to convince myself that I could pull off this look.
How did I ever think that walking in those high heels would make me look more attractive?
The agony and unbearable pain that I felt time and time again when wearing those stilettos and platforms. I would experience cramping calves, bunions, blisters, pain in the ball of my foot and pressure on my fore foot.
You see the pain and suffering is not just physical but mental as well. Swearing and cursing in my mind every time I wore those shoes. Not walking gracefully on these heels, gives my confidence levels a knock. Trying to concentrate while walking, basically not focusing on anything else.
The concept of “suffer for beauty” is literally suffering.
Ridiculous, I know.
What is the point of wearing stilettos and platforms if you can’t drive in them? I mean hello, I can’t do accurate clutch control or braking with those heels on.
What’s the point of wearing stilettos and platforms when you have to wear flats getting to and from an event and just before entering the venue, you put your heels on?
Sitting whole night unable to hit the dance floor as your feet is killing you or ending up dancing bare feet. The minute you get home, your aching feet rejoices from the relief.
Well no more torture and discomfort.
While I applaud women who strut in those skyscraper heels, wearing it all day and making it look effortless; it is just not comfortable and practical for me.
You see I’ve always been a flat shoe kind of girl. I love my pumps, loafers and sneakers. They just so comfortable and I’m all about comfort especially when it comes to my feet.
Besides the sore feet, high heels from 10cm up is not good for the rest of your body. It is bad for your posture and creates back problems. In actual fact, it is dangerous as it puts you at risk to lose your balance and either spraining your ankles, breaking your legs or neck. Ask yourself, is it really worth it.
So thank you Mr Jimmy Choo and Mr Christian Louboutin for designing those beautiful shoes; however I will no longer buckle under high heel pressure.