Imagine wearing flat brown shoes under brown trousers ... a stylish combination. Now imagine wearing those some flat brown shoes with a black pencil skirt ... a fashion disaster. Shoes need to be coordinated with the outfit.
Women need flat shoes and heeled shoes, pumps and sandals, walking shoes and stepping out shoes, boots and sneakers.
In addition, shoes can have an impact on how a woman feels. If, for instance, she has a meeting with a client, she will reach for a shoe with high heels because they give her a sense of power and confidence.
Other women wear beautiful shoes to attract attention. Not male attention, because men seldom notice a woman’s shoes, but female attention. What can be nicer than sitting down somewhere, crossed legged, casually bouncing a dangling foot and hearing the words “Nice shoes” from a passing woman.
Shoes make legs also look beautiful. If you were to see a woman in a dress, wearing sneakers, chances are you wouldn’t give her a second look. Yet let that same woman wear cute little sandals under that very same dress and she might be on the receiving end of wolf whistles. Men might not notice the shoes, but they do notice the legs.
Shoes also have an uplifting effect on a woman’s mood. Let her walk around in flats and she will feel ordinary. Let her slip her feet in stilettos and she will feel sexy. For instance, there’s something about a pair of red shoes that can turn a conscientious office worker into a little flirt.
Women also love shoes because they always fit. Their body size may vary over the years, but their shoe size remains constant. Trying on shoes is not a struggle in a tiny cubicle where the fit may or may not flatter, shoes are guaranteed to make a woman look and feel good.
Finally, high heeled shoes are the solution to, shall we say, petit women everywhere. Those extra few inches lift them up to where they want to be.
Then again, what woman needs a reason to buy a pair of shoes? They are cute, they come in so many different styles and colors and when a shoe store has a sale going on, how many women can walk away?