“National Shoe Day”
I woke up one day thinking about National ‘let’s-celebrate-anything-for-the-fun-of-it’ days. You know the ones that are so crazy out there, like ‘Meatloaf day’ for instance. This oh-so meaningful thought led me to ask myself if National Shoe day existed or not. As you may or may not know, I am a true ‘shoeaholic’. Yes I know, the word doesn’t exist but for the sake of this article, let’s assume it does. So, as I was saying, I am the male Carrie Bradshaw of some sort (although Louboutins are way out of my price range but you get the drift). Therefore, it wouldn’t be so far stretched of me to believe that National Shoe Day exists already but after a few unhelpful Google searches; I started wondering why there wasn’t an official and recognized “National Shoe Day” out there.
Shoes are like the cherry on top of a sundae. You know that if you get a cherry less sundae, you will feel some sort of empty feeling in your gut, like there is something missing. Well shoes, for me at least, are my cherry on the sundae.
They pull an outfit together, or in many cases kill it all together. Ladies, how many times have you either swooned of pure delight (or envy) or lusted after a pair of killer heels? How many times have you giggled after seeing a perfectly good outfit gone badly after the wrong choice of footwear? Guys, how many pairs of sneakers do you own, really?
Yes, shoes have become an important aspect of one’s closet. The footwear industry has become such a lucrative business; designers are focusing on creating entire collections and forming entire creative and design teams exclusively on their footwear divisions. Words like innovation, creativity and immediate stardom are more and more associated with footwear designers.
Brian Atwood, Christian Louboutin, Nicholas Kirkwood, Jimmy Choo and the originator of instantly recognizable shoe designing, Manolo Blahnik, to name a few have become as relevant and important as the Dior’s or Versace’s of this world. Celebrities would never be caught dead with last year’s YSL’s. If you think about it seriously, and with all honesty, how much money have you spent this past year alone on footwear? Its ok, don’t be ashamed of the answer. I’ve certainly spent as much as a down payment on a car in one season and yet, I don’t feel any kind of shame. Why should you! So remind me again, why isn’t there a National Shoe Day?