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.

31 comments:

Alice said...

Maybe you'll just stand out to all those lucky single men who get you spot you:)

Melanie said...

Those DO look painful...and dangerous! Good luck with that!

Allison Murray said...

wow...good luck!

Beth said...

I could never, ever wear those shoes. I’d either fall flat on my face or end up with excruciating back pain. Or both.
But they are lovely!
Best of luck – you may need it. ;)

kelley said...

I had to wear heels once for a wedding. I was in bare feet by the reception. My own wedding- flip flops.

Jamie said...

I'm with Kelley, I bet you'll ditch them before the night is over. ahahahah. Hey, maybe take some video footage of you trying to walk. I'd like to see that! :)

Melissa said...

Um...those are some freaking fantastic shoes. Can I have them when you're done?

Christina said...

Hahahaha!! Oh my goodness! Do we need to have lessons? ;)

Natalie said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE those shoes! They are beautiful!

Beauty is pain. Good luck :)

Celine + Cameron said...

Wow! Those are some HIGH heels! Make sure you practice walking with them on :)

Coordination Queen said...

you must love your sister A LOT to wear those and try to walk in them. I'd totally break an ankle.

Jared and Katy said...

All I can do is laugh...not at you with you!(because i'm am bridesmaid in the same wedding)

Reagan said...

Those shoes are crazy!! What a sweet bridesmaid you are!

Btw, I LOVE those flats that are striped with different fabric- where did you get them??

m said...

saw this post and had to write...yikes....the trials and tribulations of being a bridesmaid......just make it down the aisle, up once, down once, then take them off and slip into something comfy!!! but most of all enjoy the festivities!

Rachel and her Brasileiros said...

wow... they are pretty but look painful! good luck with that.... and Congrats to your sis! 1st wedding in the family, right? i wonder if little boy blue will get the same success rate when/if he asks everyone in the wedding party to wear something aesthetically pleasing yet orthopedically murderous...

Bone said...

Weren't you just in a wedding? Or at a wedding? I remember something about some statues... or maybe that was a year ago.

Charlotta-love said...

Bone, I atteneded a wedding at the end of last year. Good memory. As for the family, this is the first wedding for my family. My little sister is having to show the older siblings how it's done.

ClassyGal said...

They are gorgeous shoes but holy, they are tall!

Vi said...

Wow those are some heels! Talk about pain after the wedding and reception. Be sure to practice walking before hand and break them in. I love the comparison photos. http://yeahyoucancallmecrazy.blogspot.com/

SeƱorita Buchi said...

I love these shoes!

Silver Strands said...

hahahah! That is really funny! But you know, they look amazing - and I'm sure you'll catch everyone's eye in those :)

good luck to you!
Denalee

Brow Raised Beauty said...

I confess, I adore these:)
xBRB
http://browraisedbeauty.blogspot.com

xs said...

WOW
I WANT THOSE SHOES <3

luna said...

BUT THEY'RE SO GORGEOUS! wow.

Ri said...

hi i came across your blog randomly...and i stopped by to look at those lovely heels!! they're soo pretty!! u mind telling me where u got them? :)

Mia Lee said...

These shoes look so dangerous, but still...pretty. Good luck to you. I visit your blog randomly, and I found out you live in Georgia. I've missed my college dayz @ GSU in Gerogia.

Amy Sousa said...

they are gorgeous, but, like you said, extremely unconformable!!

Harper said...

Try those doctor scholls insoles.
There are products that can help you get firmer footing in heels.
and practice makes perfect. I often just walk around the house on tip-toes.

Gwilliam House said...

So are you all done blogging now?
4EVER?

Bekah said...

I tried that for Rachael's wedding. I found some heels I would normally never consider, Dalena said, "If you don't buy those then I will!" and then after a few days of looking at them and practicing in them I totally chickened out. I wore some that weren't as high but also not nearly as cute. :( and my feet still hurt afterwards.

ME said...

Yikes, they are beautiful shoes but I don't think I could pull it off.