High On Flats


One of the happiest trends in recent times, for me, was flats. I’ve been known to be terribly clumsy. With the beginning of womanhood, I did manage to acquire a semblance of balance on higher-than-ground-level footwear but never with a lot of grace or indeed, joy.

I also happen to have rather large feet, which make it very difficult for me to find my size in women’s wear. I walked through my childhood and most of my adolescence in unisex/menswear (boots, sneakers etc). For some strange reason, shoe-makers seem to think that the larger the size of the shoe, the higher its heel has to be. That makes no sense from a biological perspective at all. A large-footed person is likely to be tall and not require heels.

Thus my dressier/more feminine looks had to be compromised on the alter of footwear with my settling for ubiquitous (and ugly) brown or black shoe-sandals that are usually relegated to school/office/boring occasions. Is it any surprise then, that I’ve gone splash on colour and design since they started making sensible & comfortable footwear in my size?

I own the same pair in blue and purple too. But those are functional while this is a drop of pure sunshine joy on each foot! I wear these with shorts, dresses, jeans and salwar-kameezes.

I Wear:

Yellow ankle-ringed sandals: Lifestyle

* Cross-posted to Divadom.

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6 thoughts on “High On Flats

  1. priya May 1, 2011 at 15:26 Reply

    wow….loved the color…its so fresh!

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  2. vanita singh May 26, 2011 at 14:34 Reply

    If you love flats,buy greek sandals.You can order from amazon and believe me its the most comfortable thing for your feet.

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    • IdeaSmith June 10, 2011 at 16:21 Reply

      @vanita singh: I’ve worn a number of pairs. Now that the fad is wearing out, it’s harder to find them. But I will settle for these simple-functional-smart ones! 🙂

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  3. […] Oberoi Mall on this jaunt with E. I actually wanted to buy an egg-yolk yellow one to match these sandals but E wore me down by calling me ‘a dirty fellow’. So green it was and I’m happy to say […]

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  4. I Wear: The Harvest Honour « Divadom October 4, 2011 at 10:47 Reply

    […] Oberoi Mall on this jaunt with E. I actually wanted to buy an egg-yolk yellow one to match these sandals but E wore me down by calling me ‘a dirty fellow’. So green it was and I’m happy to say […]

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