I have not gone to a whole lot of trouble trying to figure out any individual woman’s shoe-selection criteria, on the semi-sensible basis that a few weeks of observation will tell me everything I need to know. Then again, I’m not in a position to observe anyone on more than a part-time basis, which means I will consider myself fortunate to have run across someone who puts her criteria in writing:
- No peep toe. My second toe is longer than the first and it gets squished out the peep hole. It’s not cute. Actually, it’s really hideous.
- Must have platform. This is to provide a buffer between my feet and the marble floors at the Capitol.
- The sides of the heel can’t come up too far because it will rub my ankle bones.
- I like a strap across the front. Or a zip-up front. This keeps the shoe from falling off my foot when they get all sweaty.
- If there are straps, I like them to have non-conspicuous elastic attached.
- I like heels or wedges better because flats end up being just as uncomfortable and probably not looking as cute.
If this sounds like a lot, it’s way shorter than her list of requirements for a lot with a house on it (at the same link).
This is, of course, an attempt to stir up conversation.