Friday, April 8, 2011

In Memorandum. Or Memoriam. Not actually the same thing.

(Dear Anon: thanks for calling out my word usage error. I could NOT spell this morning and ended up spell-checking incorrectly. How gauche.)

A couple of weeks ago, during the Chicago Bachelorette weekend, I came to a conclusion.

We spent the late evening shaking what our mommas gave us at a bar (the Hangge-Uppe for you Chicago readers). Twenty minutes into the evening, I realize that A) I am far too sober and B) that my feet are killing me.

Not a little bit, a LOT bit. As in, I don't think I can make it to a cab outside bad.

Therefore, I have come to the conclusion that I have to A) develop a drinking problem or B) never wear these shoes again.

(If only I'd been drinking that night... I never would have come to these conclusions. Sobriety is so freeing to the mind.)

I got these shoes for my 21st birthday from my college girlfriends. Another girl and I share the same birthday and they put together two boxes of identical gifts for us - only one was sassy and over the top (me) and the other was much more girl-next-door.

These shoes have enjoyed numerous bachelorette parties and nights out, which might explain what happened to the back of the right shoe.

They're around 4 inches tall with no padding or platform - meaning that they immediately cut off circulation to my toes and pinch a nerve on the bottom of my foot.

I'm a little scared that retiring these shoes means I may never wear impractical shoes ever again, but I'm sincerely hoping that's not true. I'm too young, right?

RIP, Leopard Skank Heels. October 2007 - March 2011.

Gone from this world but never forgotten.
(My youth, that is.)

13 Classy Comments:

rebecca said...

I am certain there will be more impractical shoes in your future; you just learn to make sure you have valet service door-to-door to minimize the whole walking thing. With age comes knowledge and, yes, sensible footwear.

KatiePerk said...

Growing up is a bitch, no?

Anonymous said...


in memoriam?

The Shabby Princess said...

I had to give up a pair of my favorite shoes a few months ago, it was a sad, sad time.

stephanie said...

I heart those shoes- even if they did hurt you :)

Karen said...

Ohh, those are cute shoes! I find the cuter the shoe the more painful they are to wear.

Café Moka said...

Hooo those are cute shoes! That's too bad!!!

claire said...

randomly landed on your blog from mine. must say that i love those shoes. they're not skanky at all. :) hope you find an even more impractical pair for replacement.

Sundresses and Smiles said...

hahaha, this cracks me up! i just found your blog and like it! please stop by mine!

Noortje said...

gorgeous shoes! and nice blog you have, youre a good writer :)

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

Those shoes are amazing. But I can see how they would hurt! I wish I could wear fun shoes, but alas, I have come to the same conclusion as you, that I need more sensible shoes. Sigh.

Meg said...

As I've gotten older (read: slightly more responsible), I've had to give up a lot of the super cute shoes I love because they simply kill my feet.

My mom often jokes that she knows I'm an adult now that I'm wearing "sensible" shoes, which makes me die a little inside... but, you know. After pinching a nerve in my foot from wearing sandals as I spent an entire day walking around London, I guess you could say I learned my lesson the hard way. And now my feet are thanking me.

Even if they're not nearly as adorable as before.

etta said...

Kudos to you for wearing them this long!

Do you know what your feet look like when you're 80 and you've been wearing tall high-heeled shoes for the majority of your life? It's not pretty!

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