We all know that famed quote about understanding someone better once you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. I think the shoes you have, can actually lots about your personality and life choices.
For example: My feet literally reject almost all shoes. I even bought a pair of soft, fabric shoes once and wound up with blisters at the side of my feet.
But I keep falling for these pretty shoes and buy them against my better judgement. In spite of the pain they give me the first time round I wear them – I justify them, make excuses and keep trying to make it work. And it almost never does work. I just wind up with blisters, corns and the kind of calf pain that needs muscle relaxants.
Every once in a while, I would admire someone else’s life. Whether it’s their luxury of not having to work, or being vivacious or having a great career – I wonder what it would be like to step into someone else’s shoes.
And then I realise that their shoes may look really great but I don’t know what it’s doing to their feet. Some people just grit and bear it but for me? I don’t care where I am – if my shoes are killing me, I’ll take them off and go barefoot – shoes, be damned.