$2,000,000.00 Stuart Weitzman Diamond Dream Shoes worn by Anika Noni Rose from Dreamgirls
If you’ve a Brown Sugar fan like I am you’ll remember the classic line:
“When did you fall in love with Hip Hop?”
I thought I’d put a spin on it since so many of my readers love shoes as much as if not more than I do. I figured I’d give you the floor, and let you share your love affair with shoes by asking the question:
When did you fall in love with SHOES?
But first I’d like to share my love story with shoes. I believe I fell in love with shoes when I was very young. I may have been 6 or 7 years old and my Mom was preparing us for Easter. She was taking us all to the shoe store and I remember how much I enjoyed getting my foot measured and then having someone come out from the back room with boxes shoes that would probably all fit me and getting to try them on one at a time, until my Mom leaned forward and felt to see if my big toe was touching the front of the shoe and asked me what I thought. It may have been the first thing that has ever mattered to me that I was asked my opinion about. What do you think? About shoes? Of course I remember liking them all, but since I wasn’t an only child or from an affluent family, one pair it was. Picking that one pair was as difficult as it is now. Of course there was the process of picking out the patterned tights, felt gloves and patent leather bag to go with my Easter dress, but that part wasn’t as thrilling as waiting to get home and open up that box of shoes and trying them on several times before Easter finally came. Every school year and Easter after that I remember getting very excited about shoes–still do.
How about you? When did you fall in love with SHOES? Your response could be used in the upcoming book!