What Do your Shoes Say About You?

What Do your Shoes Say About You?

People often say to avoid letting material possessions define who you are as a person. Even though they may not define who you are they can say a lot about the person. It seems as though many celebrities live for their shoe collection. The other day Kim Kardashian (not really a celebrity) tweeted a photo of a portion of her closet.

Outlined with Louboutins of every color and Milano’s most people will never be able to afford you can't help but cringe at the image. For clarity, I feel as though people who have the money should be able to do with it as they please. On the other hand, I do feel strongly against people whose only purpose in life is appear at said parties or events just so they can afford their next pair of $5,000 shoes.

People like Kardashian allow shoes to define them, but I am also wondering about the people who allow their shoes to become a part of them, to tell a story. Not the story in the sense that my mom bought these for my birthday, but more along the lines of my mother was a diehard Beatles fan and she used to wear these boots to every concert, and now they are mine to abuse. For a short time I allowed shoes to define me entirely or that’s what I thought. Then you grow up, and see the people who have enough shoes to feed a village, those who wear shoes to protect their feet, and those who allow a nice pair of shoes to highlight a small fraction of who they are.

What do your shoes say about you? Do you let them define who you are or do they tell a story?