kicking the tomboy to the kerb – in funky 5” stilettos

October 19, 2009 at 1:37 am | Posted in Life, Oddness, Shoe Fetish | Leave a comment

20090831_180313_TeaserBordelloI have oft wondered of late, if my inner & outer tomboy has finally been kicked to the kerb…by funky, retro, lime green stilettos no less!

This wondering is driven by what I consider to be the fairly recent development of a shoe fetish.  One that has long been apparent in all of my female friends and indeed more of my male friends than they would even care to admit. 

I always considered the following to be the bare essentials of my shoe cupboard:

  • Thongs
  • Blundstones
  • Sneakers (Asics Gel, are the only ones for me!)
  • Ugg boots
  • A pair of white heels, black heels for evening and formalish stuff, as well as some black and / or brown boots (all of the above interchangeable for work of course)
  • A pair of closed insensible work shoes, not going to die in the ditch about colour – neutral and dark, comfort is key.
  • Open formalish, sensible work shoes for summer (see above for rest of details)

As you can see, not overly girly, when all is said and done.

imageMy last pair of black “evening” shoes lasted me, mmmmm close to 8 years and they died about 4 years ago and to the best of my recollection have not as yet been replaced (there was a tragedy at the 2005 Melbourne Cup as you can see).


My “good” silver evening heels died about 2 years ago and again ……..not yet been replaced.  The death of my white heels is imminent to say the least (one might say they really are dead and I have in fact been walking on their corpses for some time now).

It appears that in the last 12 months…..I have found this place called Shoe Mecca.  I don’t technically see it as one place per say, but it is more of a conceptual place that ought to be worshipped at.  And boy………is THAT long overdue.  Holy crap.  It is a whole new world.  To the point….that today I have started giving some serious contemplation to starting an online business for shoes.  I have somewhat offbeat taste in shoes, which has always been a part of my problem in:

a) sourcing what I like

b) sourcing it when I like/need it (e.g. shoe death)

c) seasonality of crap shoes which tends to be 9 out of every 10 years in the world according to Sue

So… this space….it may go nowhere in terms of shoes online as a business……but damn it…… feet WILL be looking Glam!


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