Cute Shoes…

By Alison May 30, 2005 4 Comments 1 Min Read


Just to continue the saga of my laptop power pack thingame, I dropped the blasted thing on my right foot and my toe has turned black. It is not attractive. So amongst other things I am feeling pretty sad about my feet…

Flicking through Romancing the Ordinary, I came across Sarah Ban Breathnach’s first essay on treating your essensual self  (Come to Your Senses, page 18.), fittingly dedicated to being kind to your tootsies, and while I’m usually a barefooted kind of girl, the black toe thing made this idea particuarly appealing…

"This week let your frazzled and frozen feet get you to a sock emporium, so you can stock up on the affordable luxury of seven new pairs- one for each day of the week, one for each sense." being the good girl that I am, for the second time this year, I went out and did as I was told: I bought socks. Duck egg blue snuggly socks, two pairs of plain black socks, one pair of pink spotty slipper socks, (I love slipper socks!!), one pair of cream mohair socks, one gorgeous pair of aran tweedy socks with a ribbon and these deliciously, divine little pair of "I don’t know whats" above: I swear that silly as they are, they are the most comfortable things ever to have covered up my gruesome black toe, and better yet, my Mum was so taken with them she bought both mine and a pair for herself…

Who cares if it’s Summer? I want snuggly feet…


  1. amy says:

    DID YOU SAY SNUGGLY FEET??? DEAR GIRL! I LIVE FOR SNUGGGLY FEEEET all year round! Now I will tell you for the ultimate snuggle you MUST own a pair of ACORNS! Nothing compares honestly I have gone through a couple pairs but they last forever and though they do have a padded and I mean padded lether sole you can toss these right into the washer:) here's a link* I swear by them!

  2. robyn says:

    Alison, I just love those pink slipper thingies. Can you get them online ? being winter, they would be just perfect for me down here.
    I usually wear handknitted slipper socks which my mum makes for me…anyone want the pattern ?

  3. Louise says:

    Ohh! Could I go for a pair of those sweet tootsie covers right now! I have a sore spot on my foot (have no idea how it got there), and like a dunce I wore NEW SHOES today! duh????? Those pink slippers look pretty tasty right now!

  4. Savannah says:

    Hi, Sweetie,
    Soooo sorry to hear about the toe. It is NO fun to see something headed at your foot and your little toes are screaming "Red alert! Red alert!" but you don't get them moved in time… Then they are so mad at you! hee hee..
    Love, Gayla

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