Sunday, August 10, 2008

Tags: All About Shoes

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What’s your shoe size? Are your feet the same size as your mom’s feet? How about your sister’s feet? Can you borrow shoes from each other?

Post a picture of your latest shoe buy. Tag the number of women of your shoe size, i.e. size 5 = tag 5 friends. Don’t forget to drop a line in this blog when you’re done.
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At the risk of being ridiculed by my fellow females, I have to admit that I don't really like shopping.

Unless it's for gadgets, books, toys or food, I would much rather stick with what I have and venture out to buy something when I need it. At the times when I do need to buy a dress or any clothing article, I usually have something in mind that I want. When I go to the mall, I look for it, find my size then go home. All done in less than an hour. Browsing a bookstore takes longer for me, I tell you.

Shoe shopping is something I'd rather not do either, unless it's an athletic shoe, sneakers or tsinelas. I remember when I was a kid and we'd be buying shoes for school, I always stick to the same brand and same design until they phased it out. My mother finally convinced me to try Gregg shoes and I was happy that it lasted three years. For my JS Prom, my mom made the unfortunate decision to ask my dad to go along with me. We ended up buying charol for my CAT uniform (picked it out in twenty minutes) before finally deciding on a pair of dress shoes (took us more than an hour).

Oddly enough, I am picky about shoes. Obviously, it shouldn't be small. I don't want it to be exactly the size of my foot either because I know it will still pinch. I usually like to have my shoes one size larger. Besides, it's a lot easier to remedy a big shoe than a small shoe. For work shoes, it has to be flats. No heels, not even half an inch. Believe me, my feet know the difference.

I also walk a lot, that's why I prefer flats to heels; sneakers to pumps or whatever you call them; tsinelas to any sandal that isn't meant for the beach. Once, I borrowed a pair of shoes for a wedding from my best friend, she lent me a glittery, strappy thing with three inch heels. I took one look at it and promptly decided to buy my own pair of slip-on dress sandals that had half-an-inch heels. Still, my feet weren't comfortable.

The kind of shoes I like are usually the athletic wear or casual type. I love the Converse Chuck Taylor ones, or comfy slip on ballet style/kung-fu shoes. Sneakers like Keds are very comfortable, not to mention the ones from Rockport or Naturalizer (if I could afford them, I'd buy a few fancy ones).

I currently have a total of six footwears: two pairs of slippers, one pair of sneakers, one pair of dress shoes and two pairs of for work. The last time I bought one was January, I think. My brothers have more shoes between them than I do, and they get a new pair every few months. One of them even commented that I should go out and buy something. I can't really borrow from my mom because although our feet are close in size, her feet is wider than mine, and when I wear them, they pinch my toes. I can't borrow my sisters because her feet are big (she'll have a better time borrowing from my brothers if she wants to wear their sneakers and rubber shoes).

Picture? Let's just say my shoes look very well worn to be shown in its glory. :)

Tagging: Yvie, Kat A., Krysty, Den, Ching, Jennie, Grace


  1. Hahaha you are funny Kat! And yeah, it does take a long time to pick a book than to go shopping! :) I admit I love shopping but I don't spend the whole day shopping! I usually have something in mind, go get it, spend a few minutes browsing then out I go :) The only time it takes me too long is when we go to an outlet mall to check out designer brands.

    I do have a lot of shoes but I wind up only wearing a few faves! Plus, I love tsinelas so much and ballet flats but sometimes I just have to get those cute strappy ones! :)

  2. Hi Kat! I also have a few pairs, just like you, plus I also enjoy flats and sneakers even if I am not tall, :)

    I got your email and I will add you to the WQ list.

    Thank you for your interest.

  3. Zriz - haha, glad you had fun reading it. I actually hope to start my Chucks collection, budget permitting hehe.

    Julie - Hi! Well, they're few, but they fullfil their job hehe. Thanks for adding me.