Friday, January 8, 2010

It Is All In the Shoes

So if you read this blog or know me a bit, you'll know that I love clothing and accessories. Fashion has always been something close to my heart. Well right now, we need to discuss ballet flats. So I've been hearing, "Why would you spend $____ for a pair of ballet flats?!" more and more frequently. I am a bit slow on the take away as to why this is the case. What is the difference between putting money in to a quality heel v. a pair of quality flats?

I will admit, finding flats that are truly comfortable has been far harder for me than finding heels. Obviously this contributes to my feelings on the matter. But you tell me: will you spend money on flats or is this an area where you choose to hold back? Can you answer the question above? What makes you want to spend more on heels?

These are very deep thoughts for 7:30 in the morning people!

11 comments:

Bethanie said...

I have no answer because I completely agree with you! A shoe worth investing in can be both a flat and a heel. And most of the time, my heels are more comfortable than my flats.

weezermonkey said...

Seeing as how I almost always wear flats, I have no problem forking over major dough for them.

Anonymous said...

I sooo agree with you! I have a heck of a time finding flats that are comfy. Heels seem easier to find in comfortable.

DFL said...

ACK! I have problems functioning today. ;)

The anon was me. and the second one with no comment was me too. don't post this one. lol. It's one of those days.

10yearstogether said...

I don't have any ballet flats. But I do have a pair of work flats that I'd cover with paper bags before I let you see them on me. lol.

SFCityGirl said...

Apparently I have trouble functioning as well given that I posted the follow up comment. Whoops!

DFL said...

ha! ;)

Amy said...

I have a hard time finding shoes that fit so if it fits properly I will pay for it. I am also in favor of buying it in 2 colors if it fits. Alot of people think that a $30 and a $300 shoe are the same thing and they just aren't.

HaveShoesWillTravel said...

I tend to spend more on heels than flats because I know that flats will become more beat up since I will wear them outside more. I rarely wear my heels outside for extended distances since I can't walk forever in them. Instead I wear commuting shoes to/from work and take cabs at night or bring a change of shoes in my purse.

Ms_Snips said...

I think the idea is that flats are more simple, more wearable and therefore, more susceptible to wear and tear? I also think there's a little bit of this idea that you can't have a beautiful design concept as easily with flats as you can with heels? I'm not saying that exactly right but in my head it makes sense.

Now, all this to say, that I don't draw the line between the two. If it's a well-made, beautiful shoe, I'll buy it. ;)

Anonymous said...

I will spend more on heels than on flats b/c I personally don't like flats as well and don't get as much wear out of them as I do with heels, so they're not worth the investment for me.