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Monday, August 4, 2008

Feet, feet, feet.....they're nifty neat


I've been thinking a lot about feet lately. Believe it or not I've been thinking about writing a post about feet long before I broke my toe.

And then last week Damselfly over at Growing a Life talked about sandals for her What I'd Wear Wednesday.

And THEN over at Shutter Sisters the Superhero photo challenge was to take a self-portrait guessed it, FEET!

So then it was inevitable that I would have to finally write my post about feet and footwear, complete with pictures, of course.

One of my favorite things about warm weather is sandals. I LOVE sandals!

Last summer I was very pregnant and needed a sturdier shoe than your typical summer sandal. So last summer I lived in my crocs. (well, okay my Payless/Airwalk knock-off version of crocs.) They are bright red and don't match anything, but I wore them everywhere.

This year it's been all flip-flops all the time. I can't help but wonder, if I had been wearing my red, closed toe airwalks instead if the obnoxious stubbed toe would've been as big an ordeal.

In the past I was never the type to wear uncomfortable shoes just because they were cute. I was overly practical in my choice of shoes. But something about having 3 kids and feeling so "mommy" all the time made me suddenly start to care more about my foot fashion. Perhaps I was trying to counter-act how old having 3 kids made me feel. Because at the beginning of the summer I ventured to wear these.

cute, impractical shoes

It was quite an uncomfortable experience.

So you think I would've learned. But, no. Not too long ago I found these at Old Navy.

the things I'll do for fashion

They were cute AND on clearance. Only 2 bucks! The only problem was that there was no half they were a tad small. Just a tad. I convinced myself they would stretch out when I wore them. So I wore them to church, thinking it would be a perfect place to break them in because you mostly just sit anyway. Let's just say it was the longest 3 hours of my life! And I was extremely happy we had been running late and driven to church that week instead of walking like we usually do. But they are oh so cute!

Oh course, now I'm making a new summer footwear fashion statement.

my new summer footwear

My Zoey is already becoming quite opinionated about her footwear. For awhile she wore these everywhere.

her boots

I think because she could put them on herself, and so she loved them, rain or shine.

Now she must wear her flag flip-flops everywhere she goes. And I do mean everywhere!

quite the combination

And I can't write about feet without including the little known fact that I LOVE little baby feet. I honestly can't think of anything that's much cuter. So, just because I want to, and because this is my blog I'm going to include some of my favorite pictures of little feet.

tiny feet

Adam's feet

Playing Hide and Seek with Uncle Ryan

This little piggy went to market.....


Ryan said...

I don't really like other people's feet. They're dirty.

Damselfly said...

What a great photo essay on feet! Little kids' feet are just so cute.

Thanks for linking to me! Glad you liked that post.

orangemily said...

I love shoes and I have been stuck wearing my Crocs all summer too due to pregnant feet!
The only problem is I have a hard time finding cute shoes for a good price in size '11 wide' even when I'm not pregnant.

Somyr said...


Your digital camera takes very nice photos. May I ask what make and model you have?

Andria said...

Hmm, feet, huh? I have to say that I've become much more...okay, I can't think of the word now, but I don't wear my sandals with heels anymore and I don't wear funky shoes anymore. And I haven't bought a pair of shoes in months. I don't know if this trend will end or not.

I love your pictures of baby feet. Super-cute!

Nicole said...

I use a Canon PowerShot A80, which I have had since the dawn of time (okay, only 5 years) and they don't even make anymore. But Canon still has a fine lineup in their PowerShot A-series.