Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Two Feet and Half a Foot

Julia Gulia gets married in a few weeks and I'm one of her bridesmaids. She wants us each to wear matching shoes and selected an ivory pair. I ordered them online and they arrived today. I was excited.
Then I tried them on.

Oh my golly goodness. These suckers have a small platform and a heel half a foot high. While Julia-Gulia has practice walking in heels this tall and actually looks natural in the process, my normally long stride immediately turns to an awkward shuffle the moment I put on these shoes.

I'm more into flats.

I like long walks on the beach. Heels don't allow for long walks.
I like leisurely strolls through parks. Heels don't allow for leisurely strolls.

I like fashion, don't get me wrong, but I also like comfort.

I'm not even really opposed to heels. I enjoy wearing them here and there.

It's just, well, wearing these shoes is going to be one, tall order.