Friday, March 6, 2009

four inches closer to heaven


monolo blahniks, marimekko poppy print


"To be carried by shoes, winged by them. To wear dreams on one's feet is to begin to give reality to one's dreams."
-Roger Vivier


I've been thinking about shoes for the last few days, and knowing that I will most likely go back into retail means I will have to replace all of them. All the slingbacks, pumps, sandals and boots have a 3" to 4" heel and couldn't be tolerated on a tile floor.
Not that I don't love shoe shopping, but I will miss wearing the heels!

There is a certain amount of respect that people give you when you walk into a room wearing heels. It gives you a feeling of power, especially if those heels make you taller than everyone else there, and even moreso if everyone there is male.

The other day when I was at the placement agency, I had to sit out front for a moment before my interviewer came out to get me, but when I followed him back both women watched my boots go by. When we got inside Brian's office he blushed when I shook his hand (Brian is 5'4" to my 6' in boots.)

It's possible that some of my perception is wrong, but wearing heels creates a feeling of strength, confidence and attractiveness that others can sense.

At any rate, I hope to find some sexy gladiator sandals, some slides and another pair of black leather, knee high lace up boots, which were my staples back in the day. I guess I'll have to save the heels for something else.

27 comments:

  1. I love these shoes and I'm not usually a Blahnik fan. I know, I'm a shame to all shoe lovers.

    Still, I know exactly what you mean. I always wear heels to court for that reason; it's like insta-confidence.

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  2. Whatever you get for your feet, I'm sure you'll look absolutely fabulous, Kate. God just blessed some people that way.

    Me, I'm just a ditch digger. :o)

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  3. Maybe I can wear shoes vicariously through you. I suffer from feet problems and currently its runners or hiking boots with orthotics - so lovely so sexy!!! NOT!!!!
    Actually yesterday I got almost the right combination with a pair of Clarkes - closest I can get to cute and still only made it three quarters of the way around campus before I was limping. Off to ponder on my blog LOL.

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  4. ]gee, why don't you stop by and pick up my wife "Imelda" and take her with you. she's always shopping for shoes!!!

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  5. Oh lord.

    Shoe stuff again.

    *I'm telling my mom*

    Bobby

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  6. Those shoes are freakin' gorgeous! I have the opposite problem from you: I wear 3 or 4 inch heels, and I'm still short. *sigh*

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  7. At 5'2" a 3 or 4 inch heel would make me 5'5" or 5'6" ( or average height!!) Still for day to day I like wearing"different " flats choosing heels for special moments. I think I am just getting old!!

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  8. I love wearing heels! I'm 5'11 so when I wear them I tower over everyone. LOL

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  9. I don't mind those shoes but pink in general does not excite me. I would like the same style in shades of blue, purple, or green.

    I used to have a pair of shoes for ever color except yellow :)

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  10. Hmmmm... I'm noting SEVERAL blogs on this particular subject, Miss Kate. Methinks you're a serious shoe fetishist. Nice kicks.

    SJ!

    One.

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  11. Those are really cute ones! I wish I could wear heals, but I am too much of a klutz! Lol. I have to agree, they do give power. Besides that, they are sexy!

    Sketchers has some ultra cute comfy shoes, and not too badly priced either. I have a ton of their sandals and boots and tennies.

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  12. Ive never wear heels unless they are those short thick king.I would break my ankles but I used to love wearing shoes with big platformed soles.My favorite pair of shoes right now are my new black Nike flip flops I got for vacation:) Most of the jobs I have had didnt require anything more than tennis shoes:)I have worked in womens clothing stores before though but I mostly wore flats.I had these awesome pair of black thicker heeled shoes though that looked like shoes you would tap dance in and I loved those but they killed my feet after a couple of hours..lol..good thing I worked retail only part time back then.

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  13. You do have great taste in shoes!!

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  14. lovely, springtime shoes, and they just might hide my bunion :)

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  15. Wow that surprised me Kate. For some reason, since I have been following your blog 6 weeks ago, I assumed you were a tiny wee thing. I am so jealous of your height. I have Mary's issue - love heels and super love blahniks's but still I only reach 5'7" or maybe 5'8" in my tallest heels. The shoes in your photo are sublime - are they yours?

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  16. So pretty! I cannot wear pretty heels any more. My feet and back say "thankyou" anyway,lol.

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  17. Very nice! I would love to see the boots. And I must say, I didn't picture you as tall...strange how the internet does that. I still got you in your heels though.

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  18. Weird how people can get misconceptions abut others, I never realised you were so tall, your in the land of the giants like me at 6'4"!

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  19. My friends and I have always called such style of shoes: "f*@# me shoes." LOL.

    I used to wear such . . . haven't in about three years due to the fact I'm usually working from home and my house slippers feel so much more comfortable. Have fun in them!

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  20. Geez - that'd make Mr-Stu 6'7" in his heels - which we know all englisghmen secretly wear!

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  21. You did it again...I read another girly post all the way through! I'm going to tell Bobby's mother.

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  22. Those are so pretty! I've decided, after reading your many shoe entries, that I am going to walk out of the hospital with my newborn baby wearing gorgeous high heels. I haven't worn them in quite a while being pregnant and all.

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  23. Lou - no, unfortunately. I love them though!
    Wildstorm - I think that would be very sexy!

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  24. high heels definitely do look sexy. For practicle purposes, I don't wear mine often, but I love wearing them whenever I'm wearing a nice skirt or dress. Like Maggs, I'm about 5'2" so height is no problem.

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  25. I LOVVVVE high heels! and since I am 5'6", I like to wear three- or four-inch ones to move from "average" to "tall".
    I wear them almost every single day, whether I have classes or am just working at home.

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