Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Giving Louboutins Another Chance
Since the patent Louboutins which I loved, bit my feet, crunched them hard and induced blisters to flare each time I wore them, I've thrown all of them away in exasperation. The shoe cabinet has resolutely steered clear of Louboutins.
Today, I stepped into the boutique and was quite tempted by the non-patent leather ones. The front on a couple of pairs look wider than say those designs 2 years ago. "New and improved styles", the sales rep proclaimed. I was like, whatever. It was the girlfriend who wanted to buy a pair of bling bling heels. She took a really long time in selecting, shortlisting, trying and posing.
With all that waiting, I was bored, so I also tried on a few pairs of not-too-fancy shoes with heels of a reasonable height. Hmmmm. The label has definitely done something to the mould of these shoes. Strangely, they now fit quite alright. It can't be just the weight loss. I've bunions and wide feet. The overall weight loss can't have made the feet lose the blubber too right?! Then the girlfriend reminded me that in a matter of 10 months, I've dropped 2 ring sizes, so why not a better fit for Louboutins. In response, I glared at her.
I put on the patent ones again, just to see if they feel alright now. They felt odd. They were still hard and unfriendly. As the saying goes, if it doesn't fit now, it ain't gonna fit ever. All the sales pitch about leather expanding after some wearing is bullshit. So I decided to give the softer matte leather ones a shot. 2 pairs- 1 peep-toe and 1 covered-regular. Let's see if they'll piss me off.