Big foot

Female shoes have taken a disturbing turn toward gigantic. Quizzical. Once, platforms on shoes that inched you up adapted the uneven gait for a person suffering with a club foot. Once, high heels embraced the arch of a lady’s foot and looked kinda girly, not like weaponry or lawn aerators.

We now wear shoes that give us cartoon feet, as if we are Minnie Mousies or Little Lulus who need ballast to keep our animated selves on the page.

Shoes have gotten huge. This can’t be too important but it’s quizzical.

This isn’t chauvinistically inspired. Nobody is binding feet. High heels are a right but it seems to have gone amok. We also choose pretty flats. We also choose running shoes. With all this choice, why the trend to extreme shoes?

Maybe we still are looking down too often. Maybe we still are fighting battles we already won.


About Mrs. Fitz

Hello! I'm Michele Fitzpatrick, a Chicago writer. Like our town, a work in progress. As a journalist, teacher and writing coach I think all of us live our stories and sharing them creates moments that remind us we're connected. And that is enough.
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