I'm not a shoe person at all, or at least not someone who covets designer heels. I do love a good boot but it's more likely to be a Doc Martens or something funky and practical. I have to wear boots for work every day (more Blundstone than Manolo) so maybe I've just given up on trying to walk in anything dainty. And I like being able to bounce around, not teeter. Also a good thong is hard to beat (that's flip flops to the rest of the world and jandals for you Kiwis). As Pipette said, you can wear perfume regardless of your attire but shoes are problematic. They go our of fashion, they have to fit properly (I have different sized feet, dammit) and they have to be appropriate to the occasion and outfit. The same could be said of perfume but I find it so much more enjoyable to build a wardrobe of scents rather than shoes. My "other" collection is silver jewellery and turquoise so I'm definitely not immune to self adornment!
I absolutely don't understand the obsession many women have with shoes or handbags. On the other hand, knowing that those obsessions exist makes me feel better about myself - perfume tends to be cheaper than either one!
I do, PBullfriend. :/ I think the medical professionals call it "comorbidity" when you have two sicknesses at once. That would be me.
Omni, for me, the correlation between perfume and shoes is that they are two ways I can splash out a little and indulge a rebellious streak in a workplace environment where sartorial choices are fairly limited.
Well ladies and gentlemen I personally do not have a shoe habit. This is governed by two things, I am tall and in recent years I have suffered from plantar fasciitis (it's flat feet really) and I would sway horribly in anything but sensible shoes. Having said that I have a daughter who worships at the feet (haha) of those fancy shoe labels I know nothing of. I think I channeled my frustrated love of shoe leather into perfumes such as Kelly Caleche, the old Cabochard, and all things Cuir.
Never had a shoe habit that goes beyond DSW sale racks. Once in a long while the designer bug bites me though. Last summer I bought a gorgeous Jimmy Choo gold sandal, so I'm happy for another few years.