The power of description

Normally, I wouldn’t have given this shoe a second look:

Mimosa at Browns Shoes

But the Shoe Minx, in a piece on Canadian retailer Browns Shoes, came up with this soul-stirring caption:

If you want the boy of your dreams to stare adoringly into your eyes as you cross your legs at the library, check out a pair of these Mimosa Lace Up Shoes.

I was seldom if ever the boy of anyone’s dreams, but I do know the stare; in my day, however, the object thereof was usually wearing Bass Weejuns. (To borrow a phrase, self-deprecation is literary manna for the uninspired.)

Mimosa has its charms, however. It’s purple (black and blue can also be had, and write your own joke), and it’s not as tall as it looks: 80 mm, about 3.15 inches. The price is $298 Canadian.


  1. fillyjonk »

    4 October 2008 · 11:58 am

    Those are rather cute. The wide laces save them from looking to “orthopedic-y”

    Though honestly, I’m not sure I could justify a need for purple shoes. I tend to be one of those people who figures that black, brown, or bone covers all of your dress-shoe related needs.

  2. Dick Stanley »

    4 October 2008 · 12:56 pm

    Pure sex, appeal, I agree. The so-called eff me shoe. But weejuns are nice, too.

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