Ditch Those Choo's - Please! By Martina Bexte, June 2005
I'll be the first to admit that I've never been one to go into quivering ecstasies over the latest designer foot wear. A nice sensible (and sensibly priced) pair of flats have always been just fine with me. Besides, as a confirmed book-a-holic, I'd much rather spend my spare change on the latest Brockmann or Howard.
Which leaves me wondering, what is it about Jimmy Choo's and Monolo Blahnicks that sends many women, including a myriad of characters in today's romantic fiction, into an overblown Choo frenzy? It couldn't be the price tag; at hundreds a pop you could probably feed a small developing country for a week. And has anyone taken a really good structural look at the things; most of the designs look positively dangerous! You'd have to be a contortionist to actually take a few steps without hurting yourself. Personally, I'd rather walk across the Grand Canyon on a rickety rope bridge than balance on a pair of those stilts. And if you did manage to walk a mile in a pair of Jimmy's Choo's, you'd probably require weekly care from a chiropractor for the rest of your life.
So, all you romance authors out there, how about you Choo's something else for your heroines to go head-over heels for. Hasn't the footwear craze about run its course? These ladies (and romance readers alike) will thank you, and will remain more financially secure knowing that buying a pair of new shoes won't have them struggling to stay upright, and/or teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. It's just as much fun shopping at regular shoe stores, searching out a nice comfortable pair of Reeboks, or some kicky flip-flops, or one or two pairs of still trendy Birkenstocks - or even a nice sensible (and really comfortable) pair of Dr. Scholls - all of them on sale, of course! So, please, ditch those Choo's - Please!
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