Throughout my teenage and adult life, I have always made assumptions about people based upon the shoes that they wear. I know it may seem shallow, but a shoe tells a lot about a person and it can make or break an outfit which can then make or break a first impression. Therefore, shoes (along with a good outfit) are very important.
As the character Jacob Palmer emphasizes in the film Crazy, Stupid, Love, comfort and support are not valid excuses for jeopardizing a polished look – and I agree! But this is because there are plenty of comfortable yet stylish shoes currently on the market. However, the shoes that I love the most usually are not as comfortable as my striped canvas slip-ons. I am a lover of heels. Pumps, platforms, and stilettos beg me to try them on every time I walk by the shoe section at Nordstrom, even if they cost three times my rent. In my defense, one of the reasons for my love of heels is that I stand at about 5'1" and heels make me feel more powerful. Heels improve my posture, make my calves look amazing, and most importantly, they make it so that I don't have to crank my head up as far to look someone in the eye. If I don't wear heels to an interview or event where a lot of socializing will be done, I know for a fact that I will not be as confident. Therefore, no matter how uncomfortable wearing heels may become after a long period of time, I am prepared to deal with it.
Photo taken from thesartorialist.com