The Ultimate Shoe Present

I am a “bit” of a shoe person. I will qualify that by saying not a week goes buy that someone comments on at least one pair of my shoes. {And I enjoy gracefully accepting their compliments.}

Yet, I have never thought about designing my own shoes…until now.

Tonight I got lost in the fun of designing (truly, it is customizing at a nice fee) my own shoes at Milk & Honey. I’ll admit it was hard to even stop playing and blog. My dilemma is that if I am going to design my own pair, what really is the best attributes of all of my favorite pairs combined into one? Let’s start with the easy stuff:

  • Style – No contest – Pump. Seriously, I live in Seattle. If I am going to design my own shoe, I want it to be a pair that I can wear any day I choose. Sandals need sun. Flats…well, they just tend to be boring. 
  • Heel height – No brainier – 3 inches. Not too high for walking in all day – especially if an impromptu meeting arises three blocks away or I park on the seventh floor and decide to climb the stairs to my car at the end of the day. Either is doable in 3 inches. 
  • Toe – Rounder is my first choice, just because it tends to be a classic. I do like a lot of the options, though. 
  • Closed back or strap – Oh, the dilemma begins. I can go either way. (Not ready to say both until I get a pair and decide if my feet also think they are comfortable because I much as I like shoes, I DON’T wear painful ones more than once). Lean towards strap just because I find myself gravitating towards a strap many mornings.
  • Color – Now I am overwhelmed. Red? Shade of gray? Textures? Oh, I just can’t decide. And for some reason the share link doesn’t work, so I can’ t post here to collect opinions. This feels like a decision for another day. 

Bottom line — I just might have to buy myself a pair for my 41st birthday! That gives me plenty of time to decide on color.

Author: sheilashultz

Search marketer by day, full-time Mom by night...always looking for ways to find a few moments of "me" time.

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