Shoe In… Or Shoe Out?

30 Sep
Yeah, whatever, I know I'm too old for these.

Yeah, whatever, I know I'm too old for these.


I have a little bit of a weakness for unexpected shoes. Tonight, saw these Ed Hardy shoes. Wanted these. Dismissed these as “age inappropriate.” Went back to visit them on the shelf again. Tweeted. Weighed opinions.

Like Nicole, who said “don’t make me call you a douchebaguette.”

Jennifer first advised that I look for Stuart Weitzmann instead, then said “those are so you.”

Another tweeting friend asked where I got them and would I care if she copied me.

And Bren helpfully informed me,  “You know there’s a whole song called “Eff Ed Hardy.”

Then I bought the shoes.

And now, because the audience participation is so much fun and I want to try a poll, why don’t you vote?

But guess what. Here’s what I’m figuring out about myself after 4 decades here. Regardless of your votes cast here today, I love the shoes. I will unapologetically wear the shoes. Be fine with that, or not. It’s cool either way.

15 Responses to “Shoe In… Or Shoe Out?”

  1. RJ Flamingo September 30, 2009 at 9:24 pm #

    I’ve got a good ten years on ya, darlin’, and like I said before – if they made ’em in my size, I’d have gotten ’em first!

  2. Nicole September 30, 2009 at 9:35 pm #

    I think they’re just fine if you’re going to be a “Douchebaguette” and go Trick-or-Treating as a lady Jon Gosselin!

  3. Jennifer w A Regal Affair September 30, 2009 at 9:36 pm #

    You do YOU very well. Great choice.

  4. Icy Blue September 30, 2009 at 9:45 pm #

    These are the little things in life that are just plain fun! and very seasonal…

  5. canarygirl October 1, 2009 at 12:26 am #

    Awesome! I think it’s kind of hilarious that I went through a similar push/pull thing while in the US this summer. I also bought the shoes. Mine are Rocket Dogs. Yeah, baby. We can rock our super cool shoes together. 😀 MUAC!

  6. That One Mom October 1, 2009 at 9:58 am #

    I so almost bought a pair on Saturday. They were purple and had mermaids… I really wanted them… I had to buy a dress instead. Sad panda.

  7. LGV October 1, 2009 at 11:47 am #

    Awesome! Wear ’em proudly… anyone gives you guff… they can pound sand.

  8. dawn October 1, 2009 at 2:43 pm #

    I have those in the pink and f**ing love them.

  9. Aunt Becky October 1, 2009 at 5:16 pm #

    Shit, you know my tacky ass would wear them.

  10. Shelley October 2, 2009 at 8:42 am #

    oh, yeah. Go for it. A kid once asked me why I dressed like a teenager and I answered, “because I can”.

  11. Elle October 2, 2009 at 2:02 pm #

    You already *know* I want them. And who cares what other people think? We can wear what we want on our feet. So there.

  12. Beth October 3, 2009 at 1:41 pm #

    Definitely “IN”! Rock it, girl. Cheers!

  13. LilSis October 4, 2009 at 5:13 pm #

    I’m in my forties, too and I LOVE them! It looks like the majority of your poll wishes they had them, too!

  14. pumpkie October 5, 2009 at 1:06 pm #

    I love them and I love to wear what I want and not what others expect me to wear. If it makes you happy and smile then go for it and if some has a problem with them smile at them while saying screw you in your head!

  15. ingrid October 13, 2009 at 11:03 am #

    I say ROCK the shoes Dawn!

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