It is a common belief and joke that women are obsessed with shoes. While I've never really placed much faith in popular perception, I have noticed a few things about girls and shoes.
I have seen the shoes that some girls like. Shoes that are not too extravagant but still original and even a little flashy. They usually fall within short range of comfort and style but usually lean more towards style than comfort.
From a guys perspective I just wanted to share what I see. I hope this will give women an interesting (albeit slightly) new understanding of men and how some of them see women's shoes.
First of all, no, I don't have a toe or shoe fetish. I just thought I would make that clear. So you can understand why I see things the way I do I can summarize what my clothes means to me personally in a couple of percentages.
What does that mean? Well, when I buy clothes for myself, I make sure it is ultra-comfortable first, THEN I decide whether its too ugly to wear. Clean clothes goes without saying of course.
With that in mind you could understand my confusion when it comes to women and clothes. I've seen the stuff you girls wear. That shit isn't comfortable at all! High heels? Tight clothes that you can't even move around freely with?
Lets stay focused on the shoes for now. Many times I've heard girls say "Oh wow those shoes are cute!" or "Look at those shoes they are so pretty!" The typical man in me looks at both, red strappy shoes and thinks the following things;
That's the same shit.
One pair has one more strap than the other.
Why does this pair cost more when it has less material than the first?
This pair of shoes isn't going to make you look any prettier.
Can you run faster in these shoes or something?
Or I could get really bad and think things like;
Are those special high heels designed to help you reach things in the top kitchen cabinet?
Which gets me to thinking. If not utility, then what purpose do they serve?
Women's shoes are so different and drastic in their design for a reason. The shoe "designers" want you to buy as many different pairs as possible. They greatly reduce the range of use to make sure that you are limited with their potential outfit combinations.
So do women really choose their shoes based on their level of attractiveness?
If I were to create a woman from head to toe, her shoes wouldn't be top priority. I wouldn't be thinking, "You know what would complete this package? A pair of strappy red high heels to complete that look of back aching discomfort."
I would put her in some comfortable tennis shoes.
Sure I can admire elegance. I can admire it. From a distance. I can see how it looks "pretty" I guess. I wouldn't though, consider it especially attractive. I wouldn't compare two identical women and think that one would "win" because they had pumps.
Thats not to say I can't see the benefits of a dress. I think sun dresses are great and I personally believe my wife looks her best when she's wearing them.
After a bit of introspection I have come to the conclusion that I am most attracted to women who dress with the same scruples as I do. That doesn't mean I find a girl in baggy jeans and a Gorrillaz shirt sexy. I do think, however, that it is my female dress equivalent/counterpart that I search for when I think of "pretty."
Is that weird? Is that the case for everyone? What does it say about me? Does it say anything at all or am I reading to much into it?