I also saw another jibe that asked “If Cinderella’s shoe was a perfect fit, why did it fall off while running down the stairs?”
Personally, I am no stranger to jibes and jokes about shoes. Yes, I admit, I have “a serious thing” about shoes. I think it is a genetic thing. My grandfather was a boot/shoemaker and repairer his entire life. He had stalls at markets selling shoes. My uncle took over the business and from the age of eight my first after school paid job was working in the various shoe stalls/shops. I love shoes. My feet often hurt and I think feet are a strange part of the human anatomy, but I do love shoes. OK – I have said it…I have confessed to my weakness.
However, there is a serious side to this love. I also think when children first commence walking, a good pair of shoes, fitted well, are important. I recall buying first pairs’ of shoes for numerous children over the years. This has developed into another “thing”.
For some of those children, now as wonderful young adults, I have offered to buy them their wedding day shoes. After all, walking over a cloud to commit to the love of your life, one should be carried along on great footwear!! It is a small something I can offer…