I’m a shoe lover. I think it all started with the summer job I got at Baker’s right after graduating high school. I bought so many cute pairs of shoes that summer. My closet was full. My wallet? Not so much.
I have always dreamed of owning a really expensive pair of heels.
Like, perhaps this amazing pair of Manolo Blahnik’s made famous in the Sex & The City movie
Or how ’bout these gorgeous red-bottomed Christian Louboutin heels ::swoons::
My dreams were dashed yesterday when I bought the most expensive shoe I’ve ever had . . .
I never thought I would spend $350 on a contraption that looks like a ski boot. And to buy this expensive shoe at a podiatrist’s office while standing in a waiting room with no one under the age of 70? Frick.
My left foot has been hurting for more than a year and like everything else that has to do with my health, I have ignored the pain. Now I have a severe case of tendinitis and will need to wear this lovely piece of designer footwear for a whole month. It keeps my foot completely stationary so the tendons can heal after too much wear and tear.
I stood there while the nurse explained how to put it on and “pump it up” with air. Then she told me that she knows it’s not pretty but that some of the patients “bedazzle” theirs so it looks fancier. I shit you not.
I bit my tongue and tried not to laugh in her face. Then I swallowed my pride and hobbled to my car.
I guess there’s always next Christmas.