(The Return of) Shoe Porn!

You guys! I know – it’s been ages since I’ve done regular shoe porn. I was all angsty & sad that I couldn’t go out and buy all the pretty shoes.

I was totally not going to post shoe porn again until 6 months post surgery, when I can reasonably expect my feet to be normal-sized again and can start wearing heels. Which I had every intention of doing, knowing that in 5ish years or so, I’d have to have the same surgery on my other foot.

Well, surprisingly, considering how pain-free this surgery & recovery has been, I have decided that five years is waaaay too soon to do this again. In fact, never might be too soon.

So, in the interest of trying to put of foot surgery as long as possible, I am having to make a lifestyle change. And that lifestyle change is no more regular wearing of high heels (which sucks, I am barely 5’2″! I need extra height!) and no more pointy-toed shoes (my feet, they are tiny, and I love the extra length the pointy toes give me).

However, since I’d really rather be able to run AND never have foot surgery again, I have decided that high heels and pointy toes are going to be a sometimes shoe.

*sigh*

To this end, however, I need to find a new shoe wardrobe! (Bright side to everything!)

I think that very low heels will be okay – there is (as was pointed out to me on Facebook) such a thing as going too flat.

I am not buying any new shoes over the internet for a while, because I don’t know how they will fit, but here are a few future possible styles.

Let me know what you think….


PS – what do you all think of the cuffed boot trend? I think it’s cankle-making and hate it….

19 responses to “(The Return of) Shoe Porn!

  1. Love the second pair of knee high boots. If only I could wear them!

    My mom likes to point out that I have my grandmother’s feet. And dear g-ma had foot surgery several years ago to cut off the big toe bunions. She also had to have both big toes broken and reset. You’d think this would be enough to put me off heels forever. But I’m young and reckless.

    I guess I better start stocking up the vicodin now…

  2. YAY!!! Shoe porn! I like the red pair with the buckles and the short boots. I have humongous calves so I could never wear the other boots.

    You ARE feeling better! Double YAY!

    • Tall boots #1 & #2 are both extended calf sizes. I, too, have calves of power and cannot other wear such things.

      We should start a support group or something. 🙂

  3. I want to dry hump those shoes!!!!

  4. I like all the tall boots and the buckled red shoes, quite a bit, in fact. I recently got a pair of completely flat (ok, 1/2 inch) riding boots and they murder my heels. Apparently my heels aren’t used to being that near the ground.

    I tried to look up cute shoes for you on Zappos, but I was really into Ferragamo’s, which I assume are out of the price range of normal people. But, but… I want every color!!

  5. These are the kind of shoes I love! I have never been comfortable in a high, high heel. I love the high boots, and a pair of cute flats is key. This has probably been mentioned (by Alisa, maybe- she’s the one who clued me in)- you should check out Aerosoles. Nice roomy fit but super cute.

  6. I think it is quite possible to find cute shoes with lower heels and non-pointy toes; you’ve got some good ones picked out there!

    I am around 5 feet tall, and for dressy occasions I like heels, but for day to day wear I usually wear something a bit more stable so I can keep up with my husband and also so I can manage to traverse the uneven sidewalks in my hilly city without killing myself. And I still manage to wear pretty cute shoes, if I do say so myself.

    http://javachicksblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Shoe%20Habit

    • I have started to adjust to the idea of heels as a sometimes shoe since Damian appeared in my life. By the time I get the all-clear to put heels back on, I will be about 1 year from the initial injury, during which time, I wore heels approximately 1x/week!

      Those shoes with the little red buttons are super cute!

  7. Oooh, I really like that third-down pair of boots. The first ones aren’t bad either, and generally I am anti-ankle boot, but I think I just can’t wrap my brain around the booties with dresses trend.

    • I promise to NEVER wear booties & dresses. I have some ankle boots because my calves are ginormous, and it’s hard to find boots that fit over them. However, I only wear them under pants. Booties & dresses look stupid.

  8. I don’t like #1… I’m just going to put that out there.
    HOWEVER………………….
    I’m the first person to say that I am ANTI the “shooties”, “booties”, ankle boot trend. I think they draw attention to the ankle making everything above it seem large (on me). Or maybe that’s my big thighs talkin? Whatevs.

    #2 and #3 though = boners.

    (I am clearly trying to use that word as much as possible.)

    In other news: SEE YOU TONIGHT!!!
    I will most likely be wearing boots that are 6 years old and in the same extended family as boot #2. (Maybe second cousin-in-laws??)

    Because I am now married and lazy I wear heels FAR less frequently than I used to. These knees ain’t getting any younger. I wear heels only when seeing clients, going out for dinner, or in the event that I’m feeling frumpy and old and need a pick-me-up. Wedges however…. we’re still BFFs.

    With your fantastical footwear taste, I’m sure you’ll pull off flattER shoes, no problemo. And? You’ll be more comfortable, like, all the time.

    • As I told Tess above, I only buy ankle boots because most knee-high boots don’t fit over my calves. (If you click through on boots #2 & #3, you’ll notice they are both extended calf sizes!)

      I will be wearing one boot tonight + one pointy-toed flat (probably should start looking into that new shoe wardrobe soon).

      See you later!