(Closed) Why do people say they are wearing colored shoes “so they can wear them again”?

posted 11 years ago in Shoes
Post # 63
495 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

most of my light colored sundresses are paired with light tan or brown sandals/wedges or heels…or nude heels.  But it really depends on the material of the shoe.  I’m sorry but white satin heels won’t get a lot of use from me in every day life…they don’t look right with anything other than what matches stain.  The only thing I can think of that matches white satin…is a wedding dress.  My black satin heels have certain occassions that they are useful for…mostly parties, NYE, Chrismas parties.

Conclusion:  I’d never wear white shoes.  My tennis shoes aren’t even white.  I do have black/white converse sneakers, does that count?

Post # 64
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

hahaha FutureKMM you’re not alone – I adore white shoes, and in the summer wear them the most.  To me, one pair of COMFORTABLE white shoes is worth 10 basic pairs of any other color (at least, in the spring/summer).  I plan to definitely wear my wedding shoes, over and over again (although I haven’t actually found them yet…)

Post # 65
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I wanted to wear really nice shoes on my wedding day and $300+ dollar ivory shoes are not in my budget.  I would be hesitant to buy expensive ivory shoes and take my chances at having them dyed a more useable color.  I know when dyed shoes get rain drops on them, the dye job spots.  So I went with final sale black satin Loubies and we have a black and white pallette.  I’ve already worn them once to a formal.  They’re classic and will get a lot of use, and a much lower cost per wear.

Post # 66
1568 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

@FutureKMM Yes, exactly – in fact in my case, I have the opposite situation, where I really can’t imagine EVER wearing a pair of, say, bright purple heels. All of my shoes are neutral colors so that they go with almost everything in my closet. I know that with my taste, I’d feel compelled to make sure I was wearing all black and white clothing before I felt comfortable putting on a pair of brightly colored shoes. I’ve never been particularly adventurous with color combining, possibly due to the fact that I still don’t quite grasp the purpose of (for example) the age-old “dark blue always clashes with black” rule. I figure if I can’t tell what’s wrong with it, I should just play it as safe as possible. 🙂

Post # 67
199 posts
Blushing bee

i would never wear white or ivory shoes,  especially if they had bling on them

Post # 68
3620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m a color fiend – I only recently bought my first pair of black shoes… yeah, I never owned the standard black shoe for work – I wear my wedding shoes to work all the time, along with the red, pink, orange, blue and yellow heels I own. Strangely, I don’t own a pair of white shoes other than my sneakers.

Post # 69
1961 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I avoid white shoes. The only time I ever had a pair of white shoes (other than easter shoes as a munchkin) was when they were required for High School graduation. I tried to wear them a few other times, but they got dirty really fast and I couldn’t save them. I prefer shoes that are not going to show wear and tear sooner. It’s like getting a white car and having to wash it constantly because it shows every little speck of dirt… 

ETA: My coloring is a little on the pasty side so I prefer colored shoes to white ones for that reason too. When I had the white shoes for graduation I had people commenting on how they didn’t know where my leg stopped and the shoe began. Frown

Post # 70
141 posts
Blushing bee

I would NEVER wear whtie heels and everywhere I lived colored shoes with clothes are the norm. 

Post # 71
6511 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yeah, I never wear white shoes either – not since an ill-advised pair as a teenager 🙂 Colorful shoes are part of my regular rotation though – I fall into the NYC stereotype and wear a lot of black sometimes, and I like to have some non-black accents. 

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