Sunday, August 12, 2007

Hierarchy of Footwear

After I posted a picture of my clothes closet(s), someone asked to see my shoe closet. Sadly, I have no such thing. Most of my work shoes live in boxes under the guest room bed. After consideration, I thought maybe the commenter actually wanted to see my shoes, not my storage system, so I thought I’d oblige.

I’ve lined them up from oldest to youngest, left to right and back to front. The eldest pair is the lime green Colin Stuart pumps and the baby of the family is the plaid pumps. They’re only a few minutes older than the green peep-toes (both purchased just yesterday).

Studying the shoes and their chronological sequence is an interesting peek into my shoe psyche. Although I clearly show a frivolous side early on (lime green pumps), I stick to mostly brown, black, and, the classic, red for the first few years. (Not pictured here are two pairs of black pumps, a pair of khaki pumps, and one pair each of black and khaki slingbacks that I wore to death.) As I progressed through the Maslow hierarchy of needs (red, black, and brown shoes = the physiological needs and safety), brightly colored shoes met my requirements for love, belonging, and esteem, until I finally reach self-actualization with a pair of freakin rad plaid pumps.

16 comments:

G.G. said...

Faaa-bulous! Yeah, it's obvious that you've embraced your inner shoe goddess towards the end here. I don't even care for plaid usually, but those shoes work it! I'm impressed :)

Londyn said...

Absolutely love the plaid pumps! I am so proud of you for becoming a shoe woman :)

girl from hong kong said...

Lovely collection - thanks for sharing! May I ask why you don't seem to favour strappy sandals?

Kasmira said...

No strappy sandals for two reasons:

1. I don't think they look professional. I do have a couple pair for casual use.

2. I have UGLY feet.

Vicki said...

Thanks for sharing....but you don't have enough! Even I have more and I am not a shoe queen. I think you need to go shop some more!!

ThriftyFashionisa said...

I love the green ones (the new nes) where are they from?

gilda said...

WOW!!!! i love your shoes!!! they're brilliant!!

Kasmira said...

thriftyfashionisa - the green peeptoes are from Wet Seal. Just picked them up this weekend, so they probably still have some. I won't lie to you - they aren't exactly comfortable, but they ARE cute!

vicki - these aren't ALL my shoes. Just the work shoes (minus my three pair of boots).

girl from hong kong said...

aha! just work shoes then? :-)

My collection is 40+ and counting.

Shoe-aholics unite!

And we've not even gotten around to counting purses...

Marzipan said...

Now if only the leopard and plaid ones could be worn 2gether...

Michelle said...

Thanks!!! It was perfect!!!

Kaycee said...

sexy shoes, girl!

SG said...

I'm going through a similar shoe transformation myself :) I have a lot of black shoes and brown shoes, nothing colorful. Just last year I bought my first pair of reds AND my first pairs of metallics. Seeing your blog is a great inspiration to go find some great bright colorful shoes, since my wardrobe has a lot of color in it and I'd love to accent that with what's on my feet! :)

Ciara Jade said...

Can we see an updated post of your shoes? I know you have more than this now! :)

WendyB said...

I'm impressed by all the color!

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