Here’s mistake #2:
You know, I do still like these shoes.
I always did – I bought them in shoe mecca, Singapore, on, I think, my first trip there. They were really well-priced – and a quite common style in Singapore at the time – very pointy toes which are slightly turned up at the end.
But the mistake I made with them was not so much the decision to buy them. Can you see what the problem is?
I was walking to the bus stop to get to work, and the heel tip fell off the left shoe – and in my defence, I didn’t have another pair of shoes with me, but I really should have walked home and changed shoes. When I got into the city, I immediately went to the shoe repair man and had the heel fixed – but my mistake was not giving the guy the other shoe – so when he put a new heel tip on, not only is it a different colour to the original, but whole heel is slightly shorter – the heel itself had rubbed down a bit as I was walking in them.
So I don’t wear these too much any more, I always feel just a little bit lopsided. So the lessons are:
-don’t keep wearing shoes when the heel tip falls off!
-and if you have to, then make sure you leave the other shoe there to match the heel height!!