My Ugly Shoe Dilemma

I don’t know how they do it.  The women here wear these incredibly high-heeled shoes that make your feet hurt just looking at them.  They wear these shoes with any outfit, jeans, skirts, sweatpants, pajamas, you name it.  I don’t know if they just want to be taller or if they just figure it’s a great way to put their flirt on.  I suspect the latter.  Still, it looks a little silly with sweat pants or P.J.’s.  (Is that too much punctuation for one abbreviation? hmm)  

Back to what I was going to say.  They wear these five-inch heels everywhere.  What I want to know is how come they don’t twist their ankles to death?  I mean, I was only wearing 1 1/2 inch heels when I threw myself in front of the bus, and now I’m hobbling around with crutches.  I don’t get it.  I should be seeing bus loads of women with ankle injuries, but no, apparently those are only reserved for foreigners, specifically this foreigner.  Gasp! I just had a thought (yeah, yeah, don’t say it), maybe all those people with ankle injuries just take a taxi.  "Shelves in the closet, happy thought indeed."  Sheesh!
At any rate, I have forsworn any more lovely looking shoes with heels in my China future.  That leaves me with the very serviceable and not very attractive flat shoes that I have here.  Now my biggest shoe dilemma is do I wear the most comfortable ugly shoes to church, or do I wear the less-comfortable but slightly more attractive ugly shoes to church?  Now. Now. Now I really miss the flip-flop option.

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