My friends think that I just love shoes and therefore keep buying them, but there’s a much deeper reason to my shoe-addiction. It all has to do with fit. I don’t have to worry about the range of sizes like I do with stores. I know my shoe size. I know which designs are comfortable. I know how to buy shoes, and I feel good in them … and that’s basically the bottom line. I didn’t feel depressed when I walked out of a shoe store because I was size X … It didn’t matter what size it was – because whatever fit looked great.
Many of my friends think that I’m too hard on myself. It’s nice of them to say so, but the problem is, it doesn’t matter unless I believe it for myself. Overcoming the internal negative thoughts is tough work – no matter how much I sweat it out at the gym I cannot escape those
thoughts. I hope that one day I’ll be able to. I think those negative voices have definitely
quieted down … it’s just that they haven’t been replaced by positive thoughts … yet.
So my love of shoes is really the result of a sad story. I don’t know if I’ll ever be happy with the way I look, but I do know that even though I despise the way I look in the mirror, I feel happy and confident when I slip on the perfect pair of heels. With that result, it can’t all be that bad, can it?
Here are my top five pairs of shoes (it was really tough for me to narrow this down!):
The splash of pink in these heels (Nine West) cheers me up.
Dune has become one of my favorite shoe stores in London. I feel in love with this black and white metallic pair.
Here's another funky pair from Dune that I love! I'm usually one that likes things to be coordinated and symmetrical - but I love the fact that each shoe in this pair is a bit different.
Finally, my absolute favorite pair and most recent purchase designed by United Nude - a work of art in my opinion: