Sunday, September 16, 2007

The Ugly Shoes Contest

Saturday, we had a fun expedition to a shoe discount place. Both The Harpist and Reedy Girl needed shoes for fencing (as in foils, not what surrounds your yard.) And they needed dressier shoes than for the occasional moment that we are not in our favorite outfits (jeans and Tshirts!) Marketing Genius (a friend from church) wanted to find some pairs for work and for kicking around. And yours truly needed something besides her Birkies for upcoming student sermons...

SOOOOO.....

We went to the big shoe store. Big. Hundreds of shoes. Lotsa choices. And we did find shoes we liked, but we also found some BODACIOUSLY ugly ones. I mean it. See?


So here's a very serious question...

Which pair is the ugliest? PLEASE VOTE!

Pair number one: I shudder to think if one could find socks to match...

Pair number two: And WHO could walk in these shoes without needing to have ankle surgery afterwards?

Pair number three: Potentially perfect for that special purple-luscious outfit... but who would want an outfit that color?

Pair number four: Words fail me... that could politely suggest what "occupation" might require wearing these!



Oh.. yes.. I did indeed find shoes for a preacher woman. :) I'll model them later!

Deb

18 comments:

Jan said...

All of the above?? So #2.

Cathy said...

Pair #2 - hideous ---- that's my vote.

Now #3 --- though I would NEVER wear them with that heel --- they really are great for Advent and Lent and would loook lovely with a black dress.

Cheesehead needs to vote on this one.

Presbyterian Gal said...

#2 for sure. Toes down.

*looks right and left real fast*
*slips #4 into bag and up to checkstand without being seen*

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

*shudders* #2

Mr ReRe said...

Since I'm a blogger of the mail persuasion, my vote most definitely is:

"They all look wonderful, honey..."

If I was allowed to post anonymously, however, my choice is noted as: "#2 YIIIKKKKEES!"

Jan said...

Deb, thanks for coming by my blog--and it is fun to see that I came by here yesterday!

T J said...

It was hard to pick between #1 and #2 until I saw them on real live feet, which convinced me: #2.

Deb said...

Definitely pair #2. I have admit that under the right circumstances, pair #4 might be acceptable --- but I'd never be able to wear them!

redheadrev said...

#2 is pretty awful! To be honest, I kinda like #1...Though what I'd wear with them, who knows?!

Thanks for the welcome on my blog!

SpiritMists said...

Is it wrong that I would wear all of them, but I think they're all hideous?! #4--gold wraparounds, ick!

Sally said...

breaking the trend here I vote for # 4

Alex said...

Uh, I like #3... with black pants or a black skirt... those are cute!

#1 and #2 are pretty bad.

QuakerPastor said...

I'm with Sally...
What shoes would one wear to march in TBDBITL?!

LutheranChik said...

Honestly, I think it's a four-way tie, although I personally have a special loathing for lucite heels.

rev maria said...

Only 1 choice for ugliest?
How about - not on feet #4
On feet #2

#3 would look great with the black slacks I wear with a purple top and a black and purple scarf. :-)

Shalom said...

Lucite heels are a shoe trump card. They always win the 'ugly' award.

#2 is singularly unflattering too, but the hooker heels are impossible to beat.

Kievas said...

Hmmm...I'd say all 4, but then what do I know about women's shoes? :)

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

i'm pretty sure Stacey & Clinton from "What Not to Wear" would throw out #2 and the hooker pair #4... but #1 and #3 are in beleive it or not...

wear your birks - seriously. well wait...depends on the kind i guess.