Red shoes

November 28, 2009

If you click on the picture it will take you to Josie’s fantastic blog, Sleep is for the Weak. This week is week 6 of the Writing Workshop. This is my submission this week, I have chosen the prompt which was to write about shoes that sum up your personality. I am tired and I do not have much energy left but am happy to be able to write without worrying about questions from my parents! So, I give you my shoes:

I am not a high heels kind of girl. I am flat comfortable shoes kind of girl. I have had so many pairs of shoes and trainers and boots in my life but this pair has lasted the longest by far. I bought these on a whim four years ago and I have worn them almost every day.

In their glory I got many nice comments. They had a rainbow stripe which made me smile. They were red. They were suede. They fit my feet like a glove. They were unusual. They were me.

But, in the time I have worn them they have seen me get together with Paul, move house a couple of times. I wore them when he met my parents and I met his. I wore them when I got engaged, I wore them in the morning of my wedding day. They were surplus to requirements at the end of my pregnancy when my feet turned into pasty shaped boats but I celebrated when I could get my feet back in them. They have been on my feet as I run around after my son.

Now however, I have to admit. They are worn and tired and run down. They have a split on the sole that is letting in water. They are scuffed and faded. I should have replaced them two years ago but couldn’t find anything that I even vaguely liked.

Three weeks ago I admitted defeat and picked a new pair. They are red. They have a little bit of suede. They are relatively comfortable. I am not sold on them yet, and I am not throwing my old pair away.

Perhaps one day I will feel that they suit my personality as well as the old ones.


  • Reply TheMadHouse November 29, 2009 at 1:32 am

    I love red shoes!!! I have a pair of those Red ones but their didnt have the rainbow stripes just white ones. I have far too many pairs and mine are still OK, what size are you?

    I also like the new ones too

  • Reply make do mum November 29, 2009 at 10:38 am

    I'm with you on this one. I reluctantly chucked a pair of trainers I'd had for 10 years that were falling apart.

    I love that you wore your trainers on your wedding day (not tempted to have them on under the dress then?!)

  • Reply Kelly November 29, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    TheMadHouse: I am a size 5. I am getting to like the new ones more, it is just they are too new if you know what I mean!

    Make Do Mum: If they would have let me get away with wearing my trainers I would have done! Unfortunately my Mum and the bridesmaids were having none of it!

  • Reply Lorraine November 29, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    I am a real trainers and comfy shoes kind of girl too Kelly. I loved my gold wedding shoes but I would have quite happily worn my trainers. Hope the new ones get to be as comfy as the old.

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