Friday, April 18, 2014

I'm getting too old to dream

If I have one fetish about shoes, it's bows. Bows on the back, the sides, the front or tied around the ankles.  I've just been looking at 1970s shoes, no bows just horrible clunks and I lived through that era so I went looking for something to soothe the blistered eyes.  Herewith....

These just made my eyes water.  They must be kidding, no-one could possibly walk with these on.  I mean there's nothing to keep the feet in the shoes for a start except maybe glue.  As for walking, how about little tiny wheels or ball bearings hidden in the heel and the sole and one just glides along.
 
 

 This was better, it has a bow and it's Valentino and I love the colour and I have absolutely no idea how you get the things on the feet and up the legs.  There might be a zip on the inside but I can't see dear Valentino wrecking the look of his fancy boot with a zip.  It must be very soft leather and just a pull up does the trick.  Unfortunately with my funny fat legs, I'd have to use a bullock hide for each leg so there goes another fashion dream.



Well, ladies, it all comes down to this. Peacock painted Converse sneakers, they look divine, we couldn't possibly fall off them and since they come in man size, they'll fit.  I could always stick a little sparkly peacock jewell or three on the canvas and you know where the bow part comes in.  I wonder if they make gold laces?

8 comments:

River said...

Now you're talking! Peacock Converse sneakers. I have short feet so man size is no good for me, but I'd buy kid size if they have a wide fitting. With two sets of laces so I can mix and match, purple and peacock blue. Does the website say what store they're available at?

Elephant's Child said...

Those first shoes make my eyes water. And looking at the veins in the models feet they are not comfortable even to stand in.
I try not to wear closed in shoes (hot feet) but would make an exception for the Peacock Converse beauties. My mother had wide feet, and my father large feet. I have large wide feet.

JahTeh said...

River, I think they're on Etsy, I didn't take much notice too busy drooling over the peacock.

EC, in other words you have duck feet. I have wide, high instep feet, ballerina feet which doesn't stop me falling over a lot.
I love those peacock sneakers.

Elephant's Child said...

Yes, but a duck with high insteps to make getting shoes even more difficult.

Marie said...

I have a dreadful shoe fetish that I used to indulge in shamelessly when I was younger and richer, but mine was more for strappy stilettos that I wore all of the time. Like these beauties *♥ drool ♥ drool ♥*

Now I live in a place that has steep, cobblestone streets, snow for several months of the year and a tax system that makes paupers of us all, so the shoe fetish is now indulged in only virtually.

I have very small feet (size 5 in Oz, size 35 here), so it was always easy to pick up bargains at the sales or when I was in Asia on holidays. Here, I often have to buy my winter boots at the children's department.

Fenstar de Luxe said...

ooh I do like those converse!!!

JahTeh said...

Fen, I thought about you the minute I saw them now would you like the matching peacock corset?

JahTeh said...

Marie, you cruel person, a Pinterest page of shoes. I'm sure I've pinned half of them on my boards already but I'll have to go back and be sure.
I remember when I started work and walked 2 kms home from the train in Stiletto shoes, my first pay packet bought a pair of dolly shoes from swinging 60s London and they were a joy.