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What shoes mean to women

Original post made by Sierra Rhodes, Pleasanton Valley, on Aug 19, 2013

I'd like to put shoes in perspective for the masses. In particular, the universal obsession women have with shoes. As one of those women, I feel that I have the expertise to remove some of the mystery from the subject.

Shoes make or break an outfit. A little black dress might as well be a potato sack if worn with an ugly pair of sandals or worn out tennis shoes. Shoes can make legs look infinitely longer and more shapely, can give a flirtatious air to an otherwise conservative outfit, and the click-clack of heels striding down a hall is a symphonic announcement of "I'm here. Now stare in awe, shut up and listen to what I have to say."

Shoes are a status symbol. Whether recognizable as a certain brand or not, the elegance and make of a shoe is obvious at a glance. Cheap shoes are like a cheap car. Roll up in a 90's Kia and everyone suddenly assumes you live in a trailer park.

But these are only words. To illustrate my point, I give you an example in film of the power of shoes. A classic story and film that shows just how important shoes really are.

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Posted by Mary Goodwin
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 21, 2013 at 11:24 pm

The shoe obsession can also be seen as shallow and materialistic. Women who truly think that beauty is in what they wear do not understand the social implications that lead to second class positions.

Think about it. What do you say about a person who says that their social status is about the car they drive, the cigarettes they smoke, or the liquor they drink. Most people today would say that is a shallow perspective. Now substitute "shoes" into the plot and you'll see my point.

Now don't start screaming that dressing good is the same as a shoe fetish.