I love shoes.
I love to look at pretty shoes, running my fingers on them, trying them on. I love how a pair of shoe can transform a woman – how it accentuates the feminine saunter, to the boost of their height.
Unfortunately, I am also an extremely rough person. Its not uncommon for me to wear out a pair of shoe in about a month or less.
One of the more embarassing experiences I had was when I was wearing a pair of strappy shoes to work. After time, the straps decided to come apart. If you have ever worn strappy shoes, you know how impossible it is to try to put it back together.
In the end, I had to innovate by using a couple of rubber bands to hold the sole together temporarily before limping off to get a new pair of shoes during lunch time.
In Singapore, there are loads of pretty shoes here. You could go to any shopping center and find nice looking shoes that costs less than $19 sing dollars.
The trouble about these type of shoes is that they arent that well made and dont last for very long. In a short time, it will disintegrate – Heels will just fall out, or the soles will just give way. Here are just some of the shoes that I’ve (accidentally) killed.
The heels came apart on my first day of wearing these
The sole got torn up on a wet and rainy day
The insole collapsed and a piece of metal jutted out from the heel, making it extremely uncomfortable to wear
After a while, I thought to myself. I’m spending my money on cheap but low quality shoes when I should buy a slightly more expensive pair which will last me longer. But there is a limit though. As much as I would love to have a pair of Manolo Blahnik, its not wise for me to spend $800 for that. Actually, I’ve never paid more than $40 for shoes ever.
So when my trusty rainbow wedges are getting rather worn out, I was on my hunt for new shoes. I spotted this pair of lovely brown Marie Claire mini wedge shoes which was just perfect for me. It looked elegant and classic and was comfortable enough for me to ride a scooter and to be on the move.
It was nearly eighty dollars. Though it costs more than what I’d usually pay for shoes, after contemplating about it for a while, I thought to myself, “Why not. It’ll make a good science experiment to see how long it will last”
Its been about a week now and its holding up pretty well. I wonder how it will be like after a month. We’ll see 😉