Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Five

Havent done one of these for awhile, but this has actually been on my mind for a while, so here goes: Shoe Friday Five from Jan.

Too often the Friday Fives I offer up seem extremely introspective, so here's something that could be fun. I notice as I finish my sixth decade that my taste in footwear is much different than when I was younger, as comfort wins out over fashion. So look at your feet and think about what you put on them!

1. What is your favorite footwear at this time in your life?
Most often wear: Dansko Clogs
Most awesome/favorite: Frey boots

2. What was the craziest shoe, boot, or sandal you ever wore?
Well. I've never been much of a crazy shoe wearer. In my 20's, I wore Doc Marten black lace ups, or knockoffs thereof. I wore silver flats on my wedding. They were not crazy, but they WERE shiny. I was just lamenting to someone yesterday that I didnt wear pretty, impractical shoes more often when I could have BEFORE I turned old and my feet started hurting.

3. What kind of shoes did you wear in your childhood?
I remember saddle shoes as a little girl. And, in middle school, some kind of kooky multi-colored hightops. Honestly cant remember a single pair of shoes I had in high school, except for the died-to-match violet shoes that went with my prom/graduation dress. I ended up only wearing one of those on graduation day, actually, because I had a broken toe and had to wear a "boot" on the other one.

4. How do you feel most comfortable? Barefoot, flip-flops, boots, or what?
Clogs, baby, clogs. I have this annoying foot thing, so my brother Dr. Jacob (hes not a doctor, but he plays one when it comes to shoes) has taken me off flip-flops for life. I've never been much of a barefoot person anyway - I always seem to live in climates with cold floors - so this is ok. But I'm hoping my feet survive the work out thing I'm starting this time (I'm great for starting work out things but not finishing them, how about you?), which is the couch to 5k.

5. What kind of socks do you like, if any?
SmartWool - funny, pretty, last forever


Sue said...

I love me some Doc Martens, but you can only pull them off up to a certain age. The box should say "if you're 50, don't even open the box". Really. I tried some on about a year ago and looked quite silly. ~sigh~ Should have bought them in my 20s.

Oh well, there are other shoes in the sea...

Jan said...

We could commiserate with each other about our feet ruined by "fashionable" shoes! I too like clogs, especially Keens--this late in life.