My friend, Cathy, from Noble Pig (one of my favorite blogs!) wrote a funny post the other day about these shoes:
They are sort of kooky Nikes with this "cloven hoof" type design. She wrote about how she ran into someone wearing them and she thought they were bizarre (which they are!).
So the post was totally fun, talking about these crazy shoes and wondering what other people thought of them. She got like over 100 comments and I was amazed at how many people totally hated these shoes! I mean really hated! There was venom dripping from those comments.
OK--I have these shoes. I've had them for a few years and I don't wear them all that often because I don't find them too comfortable, but I do think they're kind of cool and I wear them when I'm in a kooky mood.
So here's the thing--it doesn't bother me that so many people hate the shoes--I'll go right on wearing them as I did before--but it does surprise me! Stuff like "ghastly" "ugly" "fugly" "yuck" "strange" "just wrong" "gross" "dreadful" "hideous" "scary" and stuff like that!
So I mean, that's cool, people don't like them--but what really surprised me was stuff like "it's an insult to woman everywhere" "why would any self respecting woman wear these?" and my favorite--"Why anyone would degrade themselves wearing the Nike's... is beyond my scope of intelligence"
Wow! This was really an eye-opener for me! I had no idea I was causing such a scandal when I wore my crazy Nikes. I mean, maybe people aren't even noticing the eyeball ring and the pink hair--my shoes are the real shocker!
So I just have to ask my blog friends--and you can be totally honest with me--are these shoes really that weird and are they degrading? Because, honestly, I've worn way weirder shoes than these!
They do get a thumbs up from Pickle--we all know she's strange though!