I have a confession—I’m not a shoe girl. I hate shoes. If I didn’t have to wear them, I wouldn’t. I own seven pairs of shoes—one pair of running shoes, two pairs of ballet flats (since they’re two for $15 where I buy them), one pair of winter boots, one pair of summer peep toe flats, and two pairs of flip-flops (one water safe, one not). As you can see from my list, I don’t own a single pair of heels. There are two reasons for this—the truth, and the accepted reason. The truth: I injured my ankle when I was a teenager and I never let it heal properly. The accepted reason: Gander is 5′ 6”, and I’m 5’8”. Apparently hovering over my fiancé is more of a problem than pain and injury.
So, for a girl who is not a shoe fan at all, why did I spend so long looking for shoes? There just aren’t enough options for fancy flats!
Like everything else, I came up with a list of what I wanted.
- Open toe, but not a sandal
- In white, ivory, metallic, or purple
- Some embellishment, but not over the top
- Under $150/as cheap as humanly possible
This didn’t seem like a huge list to me, but apparently it’s almost impossible. Search after search for bridal flats came up with twins to shoes like this:
Photo credit: Dolly by Paradox London US
Not what I was thinking at all.