To my dearest:
Today, let’s talk premium designer shoes. I recently had a conversation with a close girl friend of mine. We were just chattering away about investment pieces in our wardrobe. And somehow, we ended up talking about shoes. The discussion is somewhere along the lines of whether designer shoes can be considered an investment and whether they’re worth it or not. And we found ourselves on separate sides of the spectrum. She didn’t believe to splurge on designer shoes, while I was a firm believer… in certain circumstances.
I’m sure there’s plenty of ladies who don’t believe in splurging money on a pair of designer shoes, let alone premium designer shoes. The reason would be that, unlike bags or other things, once you wear them, they lose their value. And shoes tarnish the fastest out of everything that you can own. They are against the ground every moment after all. So how can anyone justify spending so much money on a pair of shoes?
Well shoes are magical. Say, shoes and you’ll probably think of Cinderella off the top of your head. Remember how she said, “one shoe can change your life.”? Okay, maybe not. But remember all those other magical stories? Puss in boots. The story of her (since it’s a feline) transformation with a pair of boots. Or Wizard of Oz. Dorothy’s ruby red slippers that led her way home is something that one would never forget. In fairy tales, it seems that shoes make or break the heroine.
Our world is no different.
“Give a girl the right shoe and she can conquer the world.”, says Marilyn Monroe.
And that’s something that holds true. Shoes symbolize a woman’s status to a certain degree. Just why oh why are those red framed Louboutins so coveted? Why is “Devil Wears Prada” so popular? Well… cause no matter how much we try to deny it. Shoes are just that important to a woman.
Many other designers echo this.
Christian Dior says, “You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet.”
Coco Chanel says, “A woman with good shoes is never ugly.”
Those are just a few examples, but WOW, what bold statements. It’s like a good pair of shoes is the essence to your entire outfit. I think we just about hit the mark. And good shoes carry you a long way. While I don’t agree you should splurge on just any pair of shoes. If you see a pair you really like, you think will last a long time, don’t be afraid to invest in it and add it to your wardrobe. No dupe will give you the same feeling you have with the real pair. And I have to say, most premium designer shoes I have are way more comfortable and well made than any other shoes I own. There will be some that are uncomfortable. You can’t expect 5 inch heels to be comfortable! So shop around and see what your feet fall in love with and don’t deny them of their love! The possibilities are endless! I’m not saying stock your whole shoe closet with only premium designer shoes. Feel free to mix and match! What I’m sharing with you here is, don’t be afraid. They’re worth the investment. Way more than you think. Own a pair and you’ll know!
Thank you for sticking by! Let me know what you think about premium designer shoes and whether you think they’re worth the investment or not. I’m not here to persuade, but just to share my thoughts on the topic! Feel free to discuss and write back to me!
For reference, I am 5 feet 2 inches. I typically wear XS/S or 0-4 for apparel and 6.5-7.5 for shoes.
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