It is NOT a shoe fetish
If it had been me, instead of Dr. Raymond Stantz, choosing the form of Gozer at the end of Ghostbusters, it very well could have been a pair of Vivienne Westwood shoes destroying NYC and not the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
It’s not a shoe fetish. It really isn’t. I like boobs and bums and lips and eyes and don’t want to drink our urine out of your size 8’s, but when you see something like these (below) how can you not accept shoes as [sometimes] being art for your feet?
Sure they’re impractical and you’ll probably need back surgery the next day but it would be cool to scare the shit out of every man in any club with one step. AND they really are art for your feet. Something like these (below) are a lot more practical and definitely toned-down from their older sisters above, but they are still nice to look at.
Now, I know that clothes do not make the man and shoes do not make the woman but some people really need to ease up about appearance. Thinking visually is not shallowness. Likewise, and I’ve been wanting to say this for a LONG time, finding a woman physically attractive is not sexist. However, believing that I only find her attractive because I’m a man and, therefore, don’t think about other things IS.
Okay, enough about that…
So why am I suddenly effusing about shoes? Well, I went people hunting (camera, not spree) downtown today. It was a lousy day for it. There was bad light, it was too cold, and I felt like crap. On cold, crappy days in Vancouver, the downtown core is usually awash in well-cut but drab coats. You need the sun to poke out to get a bit of variety. But not always…
I wimped out and didn’t take the pic but crossing the street at Georgia and Granville was a great pair of shoes. I didn’t take the pic because she was looking right at me. She knew. Of course she did! She wore the shoes. She wore a very professional and flattering ensemble, but dark, monotone… Except the shoes. They were some kind of rich pink… I don’t even know what colour they were (I am a guy after all). Anyway they looked a lot like these:
And, yes, I did pick that picture just to annoy a lot of you. And, no, that isn’t her. Well, I’m guessing it isn’t.
Vancouver has as many styles as it does people and we often find ourselves disappearing into a cold, grey wash when winter hits our city. So it was refreshing to see someone dropping some insane colour out there.
Here endeth the rant…