“A woman with good shoes is never ugly,” Coco Chanel
Good morning 🙂 so happy its Monday again, I get to share awesome stuff with you today. Today’s word is simple, SHOES. Shoes are a lifestyle, they say a lot about a person, they are even used to distinguish social classes. We all need them and some of us love ‘em more than others. I love shoes but I wouldn’t say am a shoe addict, but I appreciate a good looking pair be it high heels, flats or sporty. I love flat shoes for normal days and heels for the days I know am not on my feet the majority of the time. The thing I love most about heels is looking tall and elegant. I’m 5’8 so you can imagine how I tower over people when I wear five inch heels. Oh and what’s with people saying us tall girls don’t need to wear heels? Pfff (eye roll) it isn’t only for my short sisters out there, if anything our legs ‘for days’ wear them best 😉 .
The first pair of shoes was made more than 4,000 years ago. It was made with a single piece of raw hide that covered the foot for both warmth and protection, but for warmer climates the people used sandals. From there things only got better but a little bit weird first. For example six inch high heels were worn only by upper-class people, yes men too, in Europe in the 17th century. But get this, they required two servants to help them balance and walk them around, rich people problems haha. For sneaker lovers they were originally called keds, what the heck?! And they were first made in 1916 in America. If you’re a boot lover peek this, the first lady’s boot was designed for Queen Victoria in 1840, boots at that time were originally for men.
Ever been told you have two left feet, maybe cause of how you dance or walk? Shoes had no distinction of left and right until the 19th century, thus the phrase. Come to think of it that would have saved me from a lot of ‘chikoleko’ moments growing up. C’mon I know I’m not the only one who wore shoes on the wrong foot, no? okay. Whatever your preferences in shoes always remember the shoe makes the man, choose quality over quantity and you will walk a mile in them rather than a few meters. What’s your favourite pair?
Keep Smiling 🙂
Black ankle boots (imported)- Kelly & Katie
Brown boots- thrift
flats in circle- Bata
Black heels (old)- shop on Moi Ave.
Green wedges (old)- shop on Moi Ave.