Do you have a power shoe because I do.
I was shopping for black pants, which is the most practical shopping you can do, and after an uninspiring 15 minutes in the fitting room I was on my way out of the store, ready and willing to hang up my shopping bag for the day. I passed the shoe section, which at this H&M is really just a wall of shoes. Amidst the brown loafers and low-heeled black boots hung an out of place pair of summery yellow slides. One pair, my size.
I don’t need yellow sandals. (Nobody needs yellow sandals.) I almost put them back three times. But I’m glad I didn’t and I will tell you why, Jim:
I LOVE YELLOW THINGS. So far yellow has been an underutilized color in the fashion world, so these shoes were a real diamond-in-the-rough situation. And the instant I put them on I become a free spirit who has plans of traveling through Europe but for now lives on a coastal surf village in southern California. For me, that’s an important quality in a shoe.
More importantly, they remind me that I’m not a practical person, screw the black pants. From a distance, they make it look like I’m wearing bananas on my feet. I look down and think, ‘These are hilarious. I’m hilarious.’ Get a power shoe.