We all need shoes. Well ok, we don't need shoes, but I think it's safe to say that most of us prefer wearing them while we go about our daily lives (if you prefer not to, well then more power to you). I say this because we've managed to construct a wide array of shoe types, not even accounting for the different sub-styles. We've got dress shoes, skate shoes, safety shoes, cowboy boots, dance shoes, heels, pumps, wedges, sandals, hi-tops, sneakers, running shoes, walking shoes, hiking shoes, wellington boots, thigh-highs, the list doth continue.
What's more, is that not all shoes are created equal. We've all been there: you try some on in the store; they feel good in your 30 second runway-walk to the mirror; you buy them; you spray them; you put them on the next day for a walk, and you end up with a thousand blisters. It's happened to the best of us.
Of course, the opposite is also true. Sometimes you find a shoe that feels like it was sculpted for your feet alone. Walking in them is as close to perfection as it can be without them actually being moulded to the contours of your stompers.
This is an ode to my shoes: They started as the former, and ended life as the latter.