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.
20 years ago I lived in Japan. I spent two years on a service mission in Tohoku. While there I found the people genuine and accepting of me – especially with my broken Japanese. In some towns I was the only “gaijin” or foreigner. Especially in these towns, the Japanese people were extremely patient with my developing language skills. One even commented how much he appreciated that I was trying to speak Japanese rather than try to force English on him. I have fond memories of my time in Japan.
When you think of shoes, you probably think about the hundreds that you could buy with a little extra money, but the thought of the many that you rarely wear does not even cross your mind. Sometimes we buy shoes thinking they will go with this, that, and that outfit. Or we may guilt ourselves into buying shoes we never intend to wear. I tend to buy shoes with a purpose of wearing them until they are all out of breath. Growing up I was allowed one new pair of shoes each school year with a budget of $40.