Sunday, February 24, 2008

Footwear Evolution


You Are Flip Flops


You are laid back and very friendly.

Cheery and sunny in disposition, you usually have something to smile about.

Style is important to you, as long as you can stay casual.

It takes a lot to get you to dress up!

You are a loyal and true person, though you can be a bit of a flake.

You tend to "play hooky" and blow off responsibilities a lot more than most people.

You should live: By the beach

You should work: At a casual up and coming company

Thanks for that Debra (Us In France). As I was doing this quiz it I realised how much my shoe style has certainly evolved over the years. Yes back in the '70's I staggered about on platform shoes, wooden wedges, 4" heeled boots from Ravel! And the pain seemed totally worth it. Over the years I have drooled over great looking shoes in shop windows and occasionally succumbed (?) to the lure of some gorgeous ones, you know the ones I mean, they look fantastic, you love looking at them in the mirror and at your feet while you are sitting down, can't walk a bloody inch in the damn things, but they were so beautiful. So of course they spent a lot of time in the closet. Meanwhile I walked around in the more sensible ones, the ones you can make it from the carpark to the office in, the ones you can walk the dog in, and most recently the ones you can slip on and off easily as a real estate agent in and out of people's houses all day.
Just this past summer I made a conscious decision to only buy comfortable shoes, stood around in the shoe department for ages, walking up and down, making sure I wouldn't regret the decision the minute I had to actually go somewhere. I have lots of colours, and obviously an inordinate about of black ones (my family love to harp on "why do you have 10 pairs of identical black sandals?" - philistines!!) But heels above 1 1/2" inches are a thing of the past. I have in the past year given friends some of my shoes and boots, lovely, expensive ones, that were just collecting dust in my closet. I want them to have a life too, to get out a bit. Need I say I gave them to younger women, women to go out clubbing and stuff. Flip flops are really perfect, weather permitting, for almost everything I get up to these days. Is that sad and a bit boring or is it freedom? The only bit my quiz answers revealed about me that I don't agree with is the lack of responsibility, I don't think that applies to me, but what else was I doing when I paid £112 for sandals that would hardly see the light of day and another lovely pair of tan leather 2 1/2" heels which I don't think have left the box!

11 comments:

Maggie May said...

Well would you believe it? I am CLOGS!
I ruined my feet in the days of winklepickers, cramming my feet into pointy shoes with high heels.Now I go for comfort or rather what I can get my feet into!

aims said...

I'm flip-flops too! They are the only thing I'll wear once the weather warms up.

I too have beautiful shoes that sit in the closet. I'm afraid that I'm attracted to anything shiny - and shoes. Ah well - things could be worse..

travelling, but not in love said...

Yee-haw! I'm Cowboy Boots. And we'll have none of those Brokeback Mountain jokes please.

I'm quite pleased with this, but have preferred to be a pair of thigh high FMB's....

Stinking Billy said...

re - Flip Flop Revolution. can I just add one to your list, viz,

You should live: Back in England, we need all the cheerful souls we can keep!

Stinking Billy said...

Hmm, Flip Flop Revolution sounds a bit like Footwear Evolution, though, doesn't it? It was close for me, anyway. ;-)

softinthehead said...

Thanks for dropping by everyone, I love to read the all the comments. We sound like a very eclectic group. Possibly my alter-ego might be "wellies" another very serviceable and comfortable footwear. You can see what an exciting life I lead. I am going to need them today, another storm coming through.

Sally's Chateau said...

Dare I do the quiz ?

Living the Dream said...

Hi everyone, here's another one who was flip flops!! Great! We obviously all have these shoes and boots that don't see the light of day any more. In real life I am a birkenstok sandal, don't wear anything else in the summer, even now with the weather being so good.
Have a good day blogging family.
Hazel
xx

Debra in France said...

I was bare feet!! I live in flip flops in the summer though. I killed my feet in the 80's in pink 5inch spike heeled boots, tramping around London! I have the most gorgeous of snakeskin platform boot in my wardrobe just waiting for a 70's revival, and some killer stilletoes as well, that I put on walk around the bedroom in and put them back in their box. None of them are practical enough for life in rural France.

softinthehead said...

Maybe the bedroom is the only practical place for snakeskin platforms and stilletoes !! :)

Milla said...

oh no, I'm a clog. This is very well deserved since I so don't have the shoe gene (bags, now, that's another matter, but then bags have pockets which shoes fail to do). On the upside, at least I was Paris too. Feared after Clogs, I might be Beirut. Thanks for calling by mine! San and tuck strange things indeed.