Shoe Review 4: What Do Your Shoes Say About You?


Welcome to Shoe Review Number 4! Click here if you missed Shoe Review #1, Shoe Review #2, Shoe Review #3. Some reviews have been updated, and new comments have been added, so it never hurts to click back for a quick shoe review


Shoes can cost a fortune; yet while money itself does not bring happiness, a pair of new shoes bring on a kind of exaltation. Unlike clothes, shoes have a distinct advantage. Whether you’re fat or thin, short or tall, beautiful or ugly, you can buy all the shoes your heart desires. They are capable of making you feel sexy, elegant or sporty at a single stroke. By what about the feet the shoes fits? Are they happy?

Here a few suggestions about  how to have happy feet:

~ Audrey Hepburn advised buying a pair of shoes half a size bigger, as comfort is integral to elegance.

~ As you get older, feet tend to get longer and wider. It’s useless trying to squeeze into your usual size 6 1/2. Probably after the age of 40 you’ll be a 7 1/2.

~ For the same reason, it’s good to buy shoes in the evening, when feet are at their biggest, and never in the morning.

~ Try not to wear the same shoes too many days in a row. Ideally, you should change them every day to keep them from losing shape too soon.

~ Whenever you get the chance – at home or on the beach – walk around barefoot.

~ After an evening of walking on high heels, massage the soles of your feet with a tennis ball.

~ Look at the feet of your mother and grandmother. Many small deformations are hereditary but preventable.

~ Whatever kind of shoes you wear and whatever the shape of your feet, accept and love them, pampering them with great care and pedicures. Your feet are the pedestal that supports your soul. Really.

And now lets hear from our reviewers.

Cynthia’s Shoes:


Black leather boots,
you make my outfit complete
Something was missing
until I put you on my feet.
Now I walk tall
with a pep in my step
Get yourself some of these boots I say
and you’ll have zero regrets!

Reviewed by: Stacy London

I’m a little concerned about the wearer of this boot since she was obviously standing in the road in order to send us her picture, so I feel I should proceed with caution and not make any street-walker jokes.  Anyway, here goes
Black boots.  I believe all trustworthy, intelligent women own at least one pair of black boots.  This pair is the perfect combination of utilitarian and stylish.  These boots belong to a woman who doesn’t mess around.  She knows what she wants and has the confidence to go after it.  The heel of the boot lets you know she’s a lady and the square toe lets you know she will kick you if you don’t treat her like one.  These boots are obviously well worn and well loved.  I do have to mention that I hope the pants were rolled up this way to show off the boots because if the wearer really wears them this way I take back everything I have previously written and beg you to give her a TV programmed to show only the show “What not to Wear”!

Reviewed by: Stitch

This is a survivor. Of the planet disco. You can tell by the way you use your walk it’s time to get that hip looked at.
Seriously, the wearer of this shoe just got back from Thunderdome- actually, beyond Thunderdome. Rode a Harley all the way. You pay in cash and don’t have an ID or phone because that would put you “on the map” and under the thumb of the government. You believe that big brother is watching, and you’re right! That’s why I only post through this website. Under an assumed name. I’m invisible . . .

Good to Know: The first known images of footwear are boots depicted in 15,000 year old Spanish cave paintings.

Debbie’s Shoes:


Bright green high top tennis shoes
Pick a race with me and your bound to lose.
When I put these on, Dallas knows we’re ready to go,
So if your coming with us, please don’t be slow.

Reviewed by: The Duchess of Sole

One can never go wrong with a pair of Chuck Taylors, especially ones that are this green and fun. Chuck Taylors, or Converses as most people would call them, are an international symbol for punk culture and I’m sure that this individual is true to that label. (Although labels are really something we should try to avoid.) Bright green, high top chucks tell me this person isn’t afraid of being looked at and stand out from the crowd. They look to be brand new, and as any Chuck wearer knows, the more messed up your shoes are, the more loved they are. I’m sure this person will get a few scuff marks, paint splatter and rips in them soon enough; just to show some love for these reliable and fun shoes

Debbie threw two pairs of shoes at us (their is one in every shoe review), we couldn’t decided which pair to review, so did one review for each pair of shoes.  Confused? Me, too. 


Reviewed by: Duke of Shallow

Finally, something that goes with my pink and black tuxedo!~
Being comfortable and looking stylish isn’t so hard people. These shoes give you the classic Nike look with a bit of hot pink for accent. Like going to the Opera on acid. I’ll bet you get compliments on these shoes at the mall, on the streets, and in the S&M conventions. The good news keeps coming-you can walk five miles in these and then go out and umpire the big game without a shoe change. Strike three, and I’m out!

Good To Know: Sneakers were first made in America in 1916. They were originally called Keds.

Julie’s Shoes:

Julie S

Black clogs, black clogs
Your my favorite shoe
So easy to wear,
I truly love you.
I can wear you all night and into the day.
Everyone should have black clogs, I say.

Reviewed by: Marian Shade

The inhabitant of these shoes does not inhabit this planet they are a part if it. They are a fan of function over flash. They do not believe in sitting back and watching, they are involved and contributing. They leave every place they go at least a little better than they found it. This is a person you can trust to babysit your dog, your kids, your tree!

Reviewed by: Sherwood

Laces?  We don’t need no stinking laces!  These shoes look a bit like some a storm trooper might wear on his day off.  The say “I’m a jackboot, I’m just not uptight about it.”  Well worn and comfy these shoes don’t seem to oppress, but rather they seem to stand on the neck of oppression.  Oh boy, I just realized something, we’ve probably got a tree hugger here.  The sixties are over!  Put the weed away and stop shopping at Whole Foods!  Just kidding, I love Whole Foods.  Enjoy the shoes!

Good To Know: Placing shoes caddywampus in your doorway is a good way to outsmart devils from entering your door.  Place one shoe with toes facing out the door, and the other shoe with toes facing in – this is said to confuse dense little demons and keep your home evil-free.


Disclaimer: Please remember that the opinion of the reviewers do not necessarily reflect the opinions of your shoe review hostess, nor do the shoes in all fairness necessarily reflect her taste.

This concludes our fourth Shoe Review.Thank you Cynthia, Debbie and Julie for submitting your shoes for review, and a big shout out to our super shoe reviewers. Don’t forget to leave your comments for a chance to be included in our drawing for a Zappos gift card.

So what’s your review?

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14 thoughts on “Shoe Review 4: What Do Your Shoes Say About You?

  1. these boots are made for walkin’…….!
    chucks & high tops at that!
    debbie, you had me going with the two different shoes!
    are those clogs as comfortable as they appear?
    really? keds were the 1st sneakers? do you remember pf flyers?

    • Nope, but my source could very well be wrong. It happens.
      I’m not sure about Julies clogs but mine are very comfortable. 😀 I think everyone in this part of the country is enjoying our nippy, but sunny day,

  2. Many thanks for a laugh-out-loud moment reading my shoe reviews! By the way, my lime green Chucks aren’t high-tops. It just looks that way because they’ve got tongues in different colors (hot pink and hot orange, to be exact!). And now I know what to wear to the Opera, my black Nikes!!
    Shoes can outwit devils?? Who knew!

    • WAIT. I was suppose to review the first set of shoes as well ….and forgot to send it. Here you go.
      For some reason I picture a Leprechaun wearing these shoes or Sprout (the Jolly green giants kid). Let’s stick with the Leprechaun as a metaphor. Are you Irish? The Irish are know to be agreeable people (and we all know why that is!) and usually like functional footwear. People magazine, says so. These shoes are functional and fun. I imagine the wearer is full of fun and has a quick and sometimes wicked sense of humor (Leprechauns are quick!) These shoes don’t walk, they sprint; they run with the big dogs. I bet people are often surprised (Leprechauns, surprise people) when the wearer shows up in these shoes, and exclaim, “Oh, I love your shoes.” I love these shoes, too. Give them too me! I caught you, they are mine! MINE!.

  3. HYSTERICAL! Yes, I will claim being trustworthy and intelligent. But are rolled up jeans really out of fashion? And I thought that Frye Harness Biker Boots were all the rage! Really, now I must go thumb through Vogue Magazine, because I love being on the cutting edge. (Or is that over the edge?) Thank you for allowing me to play….

    • If one must cuff their pants it should be one cuff of less than inch. Anything greater than that is just God way of telling you to buy pants with a shorter inseam.
      Hope this is helpful

  4. OMG, these reviews are so funny. I am reading through them laughing out loud. Your reviewers are great, and your shoepects are good sports.

  5. I like the green shoes best. You would always feel lucky in those shoes. They scream get out of the way, that prize is mine, I have my lucky green shoes on.
    The black boots look like something my sister would wear. I’m not crazy about my sister. So I am sure I’m projecting that on a perfectly nice pair of boots.
    The last pair of shoes looks very comfortable.

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