Why do women buy so many shoes? Well, it’s really not that confusing.
For one thing, heels possess special powers to a woman. Any girl would agree on that. They make you straighten up. This makes you appear taller and thinner, whilst also making your calves and derrière look more toned. This gives a woman the special power of instant confidence, and suddenly she’s walking with more strut in her stride. How could you not fall in love and be completely infatuated with something that does all that?
But it doesn’t stop there..
Shoes are about more than just their function and the confidence boost they provide. Shoes possess style. They’re a key accessory that is more important than any other. It says something about your personal style and who you are. If you like artsy shoes, you might be into art. If you like vintage shoes, then you might be a person that sees beauty in all things of the past. If you like edgy shoes, then you might be a lover of the avant-garde. Your shoes, a simple, often underrated, accessory has the power to say a lot about you. Not only that, it can also transform an entire outfit. A plain white v-neck and a pair of skinnies looks daytime casual paired with sneakers or flats. However, once you add a pair of beautiful snake-skin pumps, you’re suddenly evening-ready. It almost works like magic, really.
The main reason I love shoes with such a passion is because I’m a lover of the arts and a sucker for anything that’s aesthetically pleasing. Certain shoes can be viewed as pieces of art; like a painting or a statue. It has to do with the design and structure of the shoe, as well as the colors, patterns and fabrics used.
Jeffrey Campbell’s Galaxy Print Litas, for example, are like a painting I’d just love to look at; something along the lines of Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Art, sculpture, and creative avant-garde design come together to create a lot of Finsk’s shoes. And don’t get me started on the Iris Van Herpen X United Nude Iris shoe (
when it first came out, I used to stare at it for hours.) Then of course, there’s Alexander McQueen’s shoes. His Iris Platform Sandals are like a beautiful sculpture that was taken out of a museum. Most of his shoes belong in a museum, to be honest.
But why place something beautiful in an institution such as a museum, when you can wear a piece of art like that? Wearing a beautiful shoe creates an aesthetic experience for the woman wearing it and often for the people in the street who get to look at it, whether they’re consciously aware of it or not. And what’s better than wearing art to make the world seem a little more beautiful? One of the things that separate us humans from animals is our ability to appreciate beauty. A woman with style is aware of that, and takes full advantage of it.