Shoes - How much do they matter in our life?

@mivarg (277)
India
January 4, 2008 7:54pm CST
I am pretty tall and had never experimented with high heals. But most of my friends were fashionable young ladies who went after what was the new and hot-selling in the market. Many of them complain of sprained ankles now.This sets me thinking. Howmuch do we have to think of shoes - to the extent of having them as a confortable protective cover for feet, or of converting them to a fashion statement, neglecting, er...our health at times?
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@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
21 Feb 09
is this discussion are for girls only? can i give my views even i am a guy? har har har. i am not a shoe person. i always go out with sleepers on sandals. but of course if i will go to work i wear shoes. but i am not like for example my brothers they have tons of shoes. i can live with just one or two pairs of shoes. my wife is a shoe person and she always insist me on buying something new when we are at the mall. but i only buy when the pair can not be used anymore.
• China
20 Jan 08
comfortable is the most important! when u go outside,have to pay attention to your feet. that is a part of your body. most people will choose comfortable shoes for them. but not choose fashion shoes like young women..high heel shoes,that is not benefit to our body..especially for your feet. i love my comfortable shoes.
@amitksing (1324)
• India
7 Jan 08
Long ago in schools, I learnt from a story that "A person can be judged well by his shoes. A person wearing a neat, good pair of shoes is a gentleman while a wicked person wears a poor, torn pair of shoes." This line impacted my mind in such a way that I developed a craze for good shoes. Technically speaking, the statement is just a saying from a story, but it indeed helped me develop good apetite for good shoes. Yes, shoes are a part of my life that I can not ignore.
@ashjoe76 (1459)
• India
5 Jan 08
You are right about the use and misuse of shoes. Many of the young ladies use fashionable but uncomfortable high heel shoes that are detrimental to health. I just wish some sense dawns on them before they make a complete mess of their feet!
• China
5 Jan 08
I think it depends on when and where you wear the shoes. We dress suitably considering different situation. I usually choose a pair of confatable travel shoes when I decide to climb mountains, and select fashionable or hot-selling shoes when I join a indoor party with my friends. In modern society, people change their appearance to adapt and build interpersonal relationship. Shoes include as well...
• United States
5 Jan 08
I think that as long as a shoe fits, supports your foot, and is comfortable - it's good. Fashion in this case doesn't matter unless you want to be trendy (and even then the above should be at the fore). True, for some events it's nice to have a good looking pair of shoes. Who wants to show up at a full formal wedding in flipflops?
@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
5 Jan 08
Personally, I wear shoes that are comfortable. I don't care what the fashion is! I know so many women that have messed up feet from wearing high heels to work, I refused to mess up my feet.
@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
5 Jan 08
The feet is one of the most important body parts and we should never neglect it. We should be able to give it the best shoes that we could afford and it should be something that will make us feel comfortable and safe. For me wearing high heals is not really safe and my feet would feel very sore after using it.