Shoe Musings by Buttercup and tash

What’s going on here, B?
Someone giving out free shoes? :bouncy: Heels and pointed, for me! Size 41 please! Thanks :smiley:

tash, I was caught in a difficult situation without my magic shoes, the other day. (I can’t tell you which ones on a public forum, needless to say, their power is strong) In fact I was wearing hiking boots! ffs. fortunately I was able to hang onto my mojo even in unlikely conditions…

Oh, gurl! I SOOO know exactly what you mean!
Magic Shoes are super-duper-important in ‘difficult situations’. Everyone knows there up there with Good Hair Day and Great Bum Jeans.

They are more important than favourite knickers.

As a side note, how is it that every pair of shoes you buy, you want, but only a select few become ‘Magic Shoes’? What is involved in this process?

I also keep my magic shoes secret so nobody else knows they are magic. I think part of the power is magnified by their being secret. Or do you broadcast their power?

Hmmm… those are tough questions, B. But definitely worth exploring. Let’s see…

(sidenote to moderators: can we please have the title of this thread changed to: “Shoe Musings by Buttercup and tash”)

How ‘just pretty’ shoes become ‘magic’? It might be linked to a positive, empowering experience early on in the relationship (relationship with the shoes, of course).
For me it’s usually how effective the heel and the point are to inflict pain and suffering. But that’s just me.

Whether or not you should make it public is individual. I do it, because my ‘magic’ is almost purely based on the intimidation, therefore it’s necessary to point out how powerful they are.
But if your magic comes from that je ne se qua quality, then you should prolly keep it a secret.

Pretty shoes are never magic shoes. They are usually pointy with high heels and either black or red. If some one says ‘Cute shoes, they look really comfortable for teaching in’ that generally means disqualification.

I’d also like to point out a fact that a taller lady such as yourself may not realise (although I am shure you appreciate); short girls do NOT wear heels to become taller. We embrace our shortness and resent the implication that high heels are the shoe equivalent of those chicken fillet breast pads.

[quote=“Buttercup”]
I’d also like to point out a fact that a taller lady such as yourself may not realise (although I am shure you appreciate); short girls do NOT wear heels to become taller. We embrace our shortness and resent the implication that high heels are the shoe equivalent of those chicken fillet breast pads.[/quote]
That’s funny! Cuz I DO wear heels to become taller. I seriously do. Among other reasons, that is.
(no comment on the chicken fillet breast pads :blush:)

Ok. Next question: Some women also care about men’s shoes. Do you? I don’t. I mean, it’s great to see a guy wearing nice shoes (I see sandman and I let out a little whimper.) But, hey, as long as I have great shoes, who cares what he’s wearing. In fact, more money in the piggybank for me, youknwowhati’msayin!

Yes, but with you high heels are not assumed to be a compensatory thing.

MMM, sandman’s are things of beauty, that’s for sure. I like to see a nicely shod man, and men have less excuse because nice men’s shoes are usually fairly comfortable and don’t impair them too much.

I am something of a shoe schizo anyway; although I have more pairs than I can say (actually, it’s fairly respectable after a recent tidy out.) and I love heel, I often wear my hiking shoes in winter or flipflops (Must be Reef or Havianas; there are some standards which must be adhered to.) because I love to stomp up mountains, stamp home after work which is 45 mins away, etc. I think ‘appropriately shod’ is the key in all of this for both men and women.

A caveat; cheap slip on shoes with white socks; no, boys. I don’t care if this is Asia it’s wrong. That sort of cultural relativism never got anybody anywhere.

Oh, how I wish this was regulated by law or sumtin.

Have we mentioned how WRONG those pretend-footwear known as Crocks are?
I think we should mention at least once per page.

Up there with that vile perversion known as the Birkenstock.

Youse gurls talkin’ aboot me?

For your delectorial pleasure.

Above pic courtesy of another sartorially superior Scot. :wink:

No pornographic images on the 'mosa!

Oh, it gets worse, Buttercup. NT$14,000 mean anything to you?

Do you ever also sport a top hat and cane?

Funny you should ask…

Oh, it gets worse, Buttercup. NT$14,000 mean anything to you?[/quote]

Sadly (for my finances), not really.

[quote=“sandman”]Youse gurls talkin’ aboot me?

For your delectorial pleasure.[/quote]

And the country cousin of the co-respondent’s shoe:

And a trip down memory lane… They’re not “segs”, they’re quarter-heel tips, a must-have addition to every schoolboy’s new shoes - those who had horseshoe tips got the most respect and the most sparks!!! (Sandman, you know what I mean I am sure!!!)

But I can’t find co-respondent’s shoes or hob-nailed boots anywhere…

[quote]And a trip down memory lane… They’re not “segs”, they’re quarter-heel tips, a must-have addition to every schoolboy’s new shoes - those who had horseshoe tips got the most respect and the most sparks!!! (Sandman, you know what I mean I am sure!!!)

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Of course! At our school you had two choices: oxblood 18-holer Docs or the more popular “pit shoes.” Ours was a mining town and the pit workers could get these massive brogues with steel toecaps and leather soles. We used to cover every square millimetre of the soles with segs. Lethal weapons for the feet.

And no, you won’t find the alligator-skin spectators above on the web. They were bespoke. Hand made in Milan. They probably still have my last.

I’m wearing pointy shoes. :discodance:

Just thought I’d announce that, since I always thought they were so funny looking on all the ladies, but now I’ve caved in. I bought them because they’re a great brand, they look classy and were cheap. Bought them over CNY in a factory outlet store in Napa Valley. US$150 Johnston & Murphy slip-ons that I picked up for $59.

I must confess, I did trip over the toes a little at first, but I’m getting used to them. In any event, they’re reaaaaally comfortable (soft and cushiony) and look great, so what they hey.