Sunday, February 11, 2007
Out of the blue, my mother decided to send me a pair of these clogs. She did remarkably well: the color, style, and size are all great, even though I had never thought to desire clogs. Throughout my adult life, I've kept thinking I'm going to find the perfect shoe, elegant yet sturdy, fashionable yet hikeable---and so I've ended up owning a bunch of cute heels but actually wearing adidas aikido shoes. However, after a couple of days of walking around in these, I am ready to declare it: I was very wrong not to desire clogs. Simply standing upright in these shoes put some familiar, essential muscles back into line, and walking in them felt even better: more upright, more sane. It's February, and I want to wear sandals!