Friday, May 6, 2011

OMG Shoes

This video was passed around the office at my old job a few years ago, and I've been quoting it ever since. It's hilarious.

1.What is your go-to pair of shoes? In the winter, it was my black Target boots. Now that it's a little warmer, definitely my flats from Kohl's. They're very comfy.

2. What goes into your shoe buying decisions?  As crazy as I go with clothes buying, I'm pretty conservative when it comes to buying shoes.  I rarely have shoe impulse buys, so I have to identify a gap in my shoe collection and then research and hunt for the best price until I actually fill that gap with a purchase.

Since I'm tall and a little sensitive about that fact, I try to keep my heels under 3" preferably.  Also, I have made the mistake of buying uncomfortable shoes because they were cheap, so I'm trying to be OK with spending a little more money and making shoe buying more of an investment.

3. The majority of the shoes in your closet are what color?  Neutrals, including metallic neutrals.  I don't have many brown shoes per se (a couple cognac fashion-y boots and a pair of brown winter boots), but I have a few black, and some gold and silver ones.

4. When it comes to design shoes what are your favorite brands and why?  I haven't really found a specific brand that works for me yet because my feet seem to be in between sizes.  10s often fit, but if they're narrow at all, I have to go to an 11 because I have wide feet, and then they're a little too big.  Why people don't make 10.5 will forever be a mystery to me.  I guess I buy most of my shoes at Target.  I used to shop at Payless pretty often, but I almost always have the size issue there.

5. If price wasn’t an issue, you’d own which shoe?  I would like to try designing a shoe on Jeff Silverman, but I haven't been able to swallow the $125 price yet.  Again, I'm cheap.

As for shoes that already exist, I really want a pair of Hunter wellies.  They are also over $100, and I know they're quality, but I just don't know how often I'd be out in the rain and would need them.


I feel like I'm not dreaming very big here, but again, I'm pretty practical/boring/really cheap when it comes to shoes!

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  1. I'd totally forgotten about that video. LOVE it! So hilarious, and perfect for today's topic.

  2. i'm cheap,'s hard to spend so much money on one pair of shoes...but i'm thinking of treating myself! (you should, too!)

  3. Wellies are hard to justify for me too, because even though it rains a lot in Oregon, I rarely wear rainboots because they're not good for bike riding. That's why I went with the sky-high Gucci pumps; you can wear those babies anywhere. lol.

  4. OMG, I've never seen this video before and this hilarious! It's going to be stuck in my head all day!

    I'm with you on investing money in shoes. I was burnt really bad by a cheap pair of shoes so because of that I'm conservative like you are when it comes to buying shoes!

  5. Aww tall girls shouldn't shy away from heels! Love to see them rocking it ;)