Maddy’s Message: An ode to shoes
- On September 28, 2020
By Maddy Warren
Editor In Chief
One of the many downsides to this god-awful pandemic is that I am no longer going out every day, and therefore have no purpose for my favorite article of clothing: shoes.
My shoe obsession started during my childhood. I had a passion for fashion at a young age. It progressed even more when my parents started letting me dress myself in elementary school.
In fourth grade, I had a pair of gold, sequin, fur boots from Justice. They were my most prized possession until I grew out of them a few years later.
My feet stopped growing around seventh grade and as a result, I have accumulated a fair amount of shoes over the years.
Right now, I have close to 30 pairs of shoes. There’s a rack in my closet where they’re proudly on display.
When I get rid of old shoes it’s not long before I buy a new pair. Purchasing new shoes is one of the best feelings. I love opening the box and getting that new shoe smell.
One of the first things I notice about people is their shoes. I often find myself admiring the cute footwear of strangers when I am in public.
Like any clothing item, shoes are an outlet of expression. From loud printed boots to the tallest pumps, they make a statement and often complete a look.
For instance, a dress can be worn with heels
or sneakers. It often depends on the destination – like a wedding or the mall –
but I love having the freedom to choose my shoes.
I miss picking footwear for class and walking around campus. Don’t get me wrong, there are a good amount of days where I throw on a hoodie, leggings and plain white sneakers, and call it good.
But on days where I have extra time, or am in the mood to dress nice, I love a sweater, jeans and ankle booties moment.
I so look forward to the day it is safe to return to campus, when I can again wear my shoes every day.