Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Employed at last, #4
The shoes. The shoes. Oh, the shoes.
My first day, by the time I got home, I was hobbling. My feet throbbed.
It wasn't that I was wearing cheap shoes. I had gotten a pair of Bruno Maglis on eBay. That's a nice brand, isn't it? Handmade Italian - how can you go wrong?
That is one upside of a China boycott - Italian shoes.
Yet these still hurt.
And the pantyhose were maddening. So tight! Darn control tops.
But I can't wear heels with naked feet.
Jen on the Edge recommended tiny footies, which I had never heard of. I got some at Walgreen's and they make a huge difference. I am not a pantyhose purist. They are necessary when it's cold, but even without pantyhose, I am dressed 1000% more formally than almost everyone else at work.
On Day 2, I wore the Ferragamos that I also got on eBay.
Either I was getting used to heels, which I otherwise wear maybe six times a year, or the Ferragamos are more comfortable. Less uncomfortable. Plus they are better looking than the Brunos. I am looking at them now. So pretty. Black heels with the quilted toe.
Years ago, my friend Julie sent me a pair of Ferragamos that had come into the Junior League thrift shop during her shift. "They're too small for me," she said. "Do you want them? They're brand new - the Ferragamo rep dropped them off."
Heck yes I wanted them. She sent them to me. I put them on. And winced. They were narrows. I do not have a narrow foot. I have a wide, pudgy foot with fat little toes. I do not have pretty, elegant feet. I guess it's good I live in a place where one rarely has a chance to show one's feet.
But I wore them to work anyhow. And was hobbling by the end of the day. I called Julie. "Just dangle them off the ends of your toes," she advised. "They're gorgeous shoes."
I only wore them once. But the new (to me) shoes are just fine. I mean, they don't make me cry just to put them on. But they are still not as comfortable as flip flops.