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Oh heavenly days! I was on one of my favorite blogs (jennsylvania.com) this morning, and she had written a post about these awesome Mary Janes by YOU by Crocs Shoes. They were cute as hell and, more importantly, they looked comfortable. So, of course, I had to see if I could find me some.

Well, Holy Shoe Fetish, Batman! I discovered a whole blogging community devoted to SHOES. Glorious shoes. Cute shoes. High-heeled shoes. Feet in shoes (hot nail polish colors, pedicures). Tennis shoes. Flip-flops. Charitable shoes (shoes made in Iraq). Budget shoes. Shoe charms. Who knew?

I’m 4’11” so I tend to wear high heels often—boots, sandals, whatever. We’re talking sky-high heels. Rarely are they shorter than 3 1/2 inches high. I can run, walk 65 blocks and carry heavy loads in my heels. Sometimes I can do all three things at once. (I can’t, however, walk and chew gum.)

Years ago I started to wear heels to work because I worked with all men—and all of them were over 6’2″. I had to carry myself differently for them to respect me. I had to stretch to my full height—and then some—to create a presence. (I have also been known to stand on a chair so I am eyeball-to-eyeball with whomever I’m “discussing” matters with.)

At some point, I realized that I felt less dumpy in my towering stilettos. So I bought more. And despite the fact that it’s nearly impossible to find shoes in a size 5, my shoes have taken over the closet (and then some). I’m lucky (knock on wood) that don’t have serious foot problems, back problems or stretched calves because of this. I have actually had to make an effort to wear my sneakers more, and I spend my weekends in flip-flops and UGG slippers when I can.

I have not, however, been able to find those amazing Croc Mary Janes in a size 5. But I’ve found a whole community of shoe bloggers to help me do so!

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5 Responses

  1. Shoes! *drool* I love shoes! And I wear the sky-high heels too, even though I’m 5’10” in sock feet. More of me to love (and to intimidate) 🙂

    I love to tell people when they ask how I _____ (walk, run, climb stairs, carry heavy cargo) in my heels, that I buy hooker heels. If they can’t do the same, they must have made the mistake of buying stripper heels.

    Hooker heels are made for walking. 🙂

  2. The Mary Janes are available on the shop.crocs.com site. But only in a handful of colors in your size. ($29.99)

  3. Aww. Thank you for looking. I”m going over there now to check that out!

    I love it when tall women wear heels. That takes confidence—and it’s a good way to weed out men who aren’t confident.

  4. I’m 5′ 4″ and I never, ever wear heels and I work with lots of tall people and I don’t feel short in any way. Also, I never, ever wear Crocs.

  5. Now it’s more habit than height. I can barely walk straight in flats.

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