Monday, January 16, 2012

Truly Committed

Remember back in October when I purchased my first pair of Reva flats and was pretty sure that my toes were going to require amputation in order to wear them? At the time, I thought that I was the only one that felt like I would rather saw off my feet at the ankle than wear these shoes. I was appalled that the salesman in the store at Phipps admitted so freely that these were the most uncomfortable shoes on earth and that I had to really commit myself to them if I wanted to be able to wear them. Thankfully, I was able to power through the throbbing pain and break in my cute gold flats but let's be honest, I'm not sure how much more I could have endured. Now, instead of wanting to saw off my feet off when I wear them, I think I could settle for having my big toe removed. It is a vast improvement. In fact, considering how awful they were to begin with, I'd almost say that they are comfortable now. I've been living with this snugness at being one of those committed Tory lovers.......Until I saw Pam. It was then and there that I realized I could never be as committed as she was. Pam is my Uncle Jack's wife and when I saw her over Christmas at a family get together it didn't take long for me to take note of her cute TB flats. Upon closer inspection I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me.The conversation that followed went something like this....

Me: "PAM! Are you okay? Did you hurt your ankle"?
Pam: "Ummm, no"
Me: "Well than why do you have an ace bandage on your foot? And, is it covered in.....TAPE"?
Pam: "Oh that? Remember how you said your Tory Burch flats hurt your week? Mine hurt my feet too".
Me: "WHAT"?
Pam: "Yeah, your Uncle Jack has to wrap my feet/ankles every time I want to wear these shoes".

Hmmmm. Need I say anymore? My commitment has really been put to shame in light of realizing that someone else must tape their feet before sliding into their oh so trendy flats. This also requires wearing something that doesn't make the doctoring so obvious. While I like my flats and considered myself pretty into them, I'm just not sure I would have been able to go to this length. How far would y'all go in order to wear your favorite pair of shoes? Jammed up toes are one thing in my book but shoe induced bleeding is entirely another. Let me know how those work out for you, Pam!


Gannie said...

Sorry don't get it........gor buy some shoes that fit and don't hurt...who cares who makes them......NO ONE

Jennifer said...

OH MY WORD!!!!! I have been so close to buying these shoes on several occasions, but my resolve is not enough to tough through that! I will stick with my favorite Lindsey Phillips flats. They feel like bedroom slippers when I wear them and you can switch out the embellishment on the toe. Plus they are $70, or even cheaper on sale. I cannot buy $200 shoes that hurt that bad! BUT TB shoes are really cute...and I still want them despite this stuff. I just have to tell myself all of that everytime I get close to thinking about it.

Peachy Keen said...

That is commitment! And if you love the shoes then a little suffering is worth it.

I too have heard that Revas are pretty uncomfortable and the unworn pair in my closet backs it up!