A few weeks ago while debating between straps and studs and discussing other accouterments with my friend Jake, he posed a question that I had no real answer to — “why is it okay to wear sandals of the heeled variety but not those (as he pointed to a pair of closed-toe sandal flats) during this time of year?” Naturally, I abandoned such a conundrum and moved toward seemingly less trivial matters.
Then, one week later after my usual mani-pedi session, I left the salon in a few heavy layers and flat (open-toe) sandals, feeling slightly self-conscious. The fact is, even though I had a great reason to be sporting open-toed sandals in forty-degree weather, people still noticed (the delusion of judgement soon followed). Regardless, this brought me back to Jake’s question. I wear high-heeled sandals all year round, but once September rolls around, I abandon flat sandals both open and closed-toed. And my inability to answer the initial question was due to the fact that I didn’t give such a thing much thought. It’s routine to rotate my wardrobe come Fall, and posing questions like such were never priority. And for me, I gravitate toward heeled varieties more so than flats, unless I need a quick rest stop.
But now after some thought, I’ve come to a conclusion, sort of. You see, it seems that cold-weather sacrifices are easily more justifiable for heels than flats. Simply put, I’d rather look polished, chic, or whatnot while being cold, than just looking cold. And isn’t it true that heels evoke feelings of satisfactions that [some] flats just can’t?
And when it comes to subjects on footwear, don’t we always try to find some form of justification? Shoes: Alexander Wang