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Shoes: The Vanity of Women

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"I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes, I had one thousand and sixty." (Imelda Marcos)

How many pairs of shoes do you have?

Imelda Marcos, the wife of the late Ferdinand Marcos who became one of the presidents of the Philippines, was well known for her plenty of shoes. Actually, it is not only Imelda who wanted to have many pairs of shoes but all normal women do want. Women love shoes. While men love gadgets and cars, we, as part of the female specie love to collect shoes. There is even a time that we have various collection of shoes yet, we actually wore only half of that collection. Talking about women's vanity, eh.

My Shoe Vanity

Here I'll give you a glimpse of one of the evidences of my love for shoes. Got this from one of my boards on Pinterest, the Shoes that Shine:

Shoes Shoecase

Sleek

Sleek

Blush

Blush

Stripe

Stripe

Lovely

Lovely

Wild

Wild

Sexy

Sexy

Glitters

Glitters

Classic

Classic

Chic

Chic

Black and White

Black and White

Black

Black

Gray

Gray

Nude

Nude

Blue

Blue

Shoe Facts

  • In Chinese culture, one of the bride's red shoes is tossed from the roof to ensure happiness for the bridal couple. :)
  • While thong sandals were commonly worn, many people in ancient times, such as the Egyptians, Hindu and Greeks, saw little need for footwear because most of the time they preferred being barefoot.
  • A shoe salesman in Hallam, Pennsylvania named Mahlon Haines, built a house shaped like a work boot as a form of advertisement. It is called the Haines Shoe House and was rented to newlyweds and the elderly until the death of Mahlon in 1962.
  • It is a Hebrew custom that the widow removed the shoe of her late husband's brother to symbolize that he had abandoned his duty.
  • While in Arab custom, the removal of one's shoe symbolized the dissolution of marriage. Showing the sole of your shoe is considered an insult, and throwing your shoe and hitting someone with it is considered an even greater insult.
  • In Greek culture, empty shoes are the equivalent of the American funeral wreath. For instance, empty shoes placed outside of a Greek home would tell others that the family's son has died in battle.
Red

Red

Shiny

Shiny

Zipper

Zipper

Wow

Wow

Beautiful

Beautiful

Floral

Floral

White

White

Simply Beautiful

Simply Beautiful

Classic

Classic

  • Shoe - Wikipedia
    A shoe is an item of footwear intended to protect and comfort the human foot while doing various activities...

Info About Shoes

Black and White and more

Black and White and more

Sophisticated

Sophisticated

Chic and Sleek

Chic and Sleek

Comfortable

Comfortable

Jeweled

Jeweled

Comments

Mrs. Chau on July 19, 2017:

How much is "Black and White and more" shoes?

Alana on October 26, 2016:

What brand of shoe is the grey high heel with the chain on it?

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