Open letter to shoe designers: Y'all have some 'splaining to do
On behalf of homosapiens everywhere (you know, people with feet), I've got a bone to pick with you. Here's the deal: I need a new pair of brown heels. Simple, stylish, unadorned brown pumps that don't cost a fortune.
Well, apparently all of you think so. Because on my recent shopping excursions, I haven't found a single pair of this wardrobe staple that meet my needs.
Instead, I've seen rows and racks of snakeskin, round toes, patent leather, embellishments, flats, kitten heels, 4-inch heels and other assortments of looks I don't want. Some of them, I don't have a problem with (yes, Nine West, I did buy your pretty camel wedges with the buckle detail). But a girl can only have so many kitten heels and snakeskin shoes in her closet.
I prefer a mid-range heel, and an open-toe would be nice for the summer. Instead, I nearly got motion sickness wading through a whole lot of ugly on two trips to DSW. There are hundreds of shoes at that store!!! How in the name of all that is good and wearable can I not find one measly pair of suitable brown heels?!!?!
Good for you if you want to go gladiator again this season. But I can't wear many of those sandals to work, don't care much for the style and am convinced that all those straps and cut-outs must lead to one wacky foot tan.
Here's to hoping this is just a temporary funk. And that maybe in future brainstorming sessions, you give a little more consideration to fashion-inclined, mall-trolling women who don't want to look like hookers, Egyptian goddesses or those poor runway models who tip over when they walk.
Cheers from the shoe department,
Deal Diva Colleen