Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Savage Kicks

Today, I wore these shoes, with a black knit dress I made forever ago and have never worn, and my red button necklace from Black Swamp.
I got more comments about my shoes today and more looks from strangers than I've ever had in my life. Justifiably so--they are certainly unusual, and you kind of have to look twice to figure out what's going on. As I told the checkout girl at Shoe Carnival, I bought them because they were ridiculous in a good way. They were not shoes I needed, or shoes that were part of a shoe base plan. But somehow, I could not leave the store without purchasing something so unusual in so mundane a setting. My students were in love.
Also, they are very tall.


Anonymous said...

Wow!Like! EAC
(My verification word was "hurticca". Hope they didn't.)

Abs said...

They don't hurt so much as I'll just be glad to go home and put slippers on. I also didn't have to walk as much today so the choice was definitely planned out.
My world is meable :)

Anonymous said...

My next word is "fashaup". Wonder if they key them to the entry?


Cloud of Secrets said...

Wow indeed! They're like spats in a good, dark, striking way. Make and model? Not that I could get away with footwear like that; I'm just curious about what brand is doing designs like this.

My word is gledly. Makes me think of a butler in a 1940s movie. Ey will gledly tek your het and coat, meddim.

Abs said...

The brand is Y Not (two words--one word is evidently porn) and the style, if I recall correctly, is Tick Tack or something like that. I couldn't find a picture on the web when I bought them.
The best part is that I was at Shoe Carnival, so they were cheap and probably the most creative thing in the whole store. That's really why I got them--it's like I was called to discover them there.
My word is graluel--I have no idea what that could mean. Sounds like gradual in the aftermath of having frozen your tongue to a flagpole.

Anonymous said...

"Graluel" brought to my mind the Anglo Saxon Grendel or the Norse Gilgamesh.
Now I have "aftram" - sounds like the past tense of an arthritis prescription.