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A Complete Guideline To Shoes

Published at 03/13/2012 07:19:06


In both developed and less developed countries and societies, fashion is something used both for helping us look good and feel good and for cultural expression. Every culture has a way they present themselves through fashion when it comes to clothing, accessories, jewelry and footwear. In particular, western society puts a lot of emphasis to shoes for both expression and whatever we happen to be doing at any particular time. We have shoes for work, shoes for the outdoors, dress shoes, beach shoes, fashion shoes, winter boots, shoes for job interview, shoes for going to the clubs and shoes for just lounging around the house. But there is more to shoes than just buying them and wearing them. Below is a complete guideline to shoes.


Shoes have been worn by humans since we existed. From the first crude, makeshift wooden platform to the modern, high-end fashion shoe, the purpose of shoes and the reasons we wear them has not changed much over time. Since humans do nor have fur or padded feet and we do a lot of walking upright, shoes were invented to keep our feet warm, clean, comfortable and injury free. Shoes also help us to get around easier on a variety of terrain.


When it comes to shoes, there are many types. Work shoes depend on the type of work you do and are generally comfortable for all day use, are stylish but overly flashy and look good with anything. When it comes to shoes worn in the warmer summer months, there are light sneakers, open-toed shoes, sandals and flip flops. Bad weather calls for waterproof shoes or boots and in winter, certainly warm boots with a thick liner and waterproofing will do the job at keeping feet warm and dry. Fashion shoes are more complicated because they come in so many styles and uses. For example, it is possible to get cold-weather boots that are also fashionable instead of just practical. Stilettos and any shoe with a high heel and shoes that come in a variety of colors, patterns, shapes and materials are generally considered fashion shoes. When it comes to shoes worn for special events, usually a heel, satin or a flat color such as red, black or white match any outfit. Shoes are generally matched with other accessories such as a clutch or purse or even a noticeable belt.

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When it comes to shoes, they can be bought anywhere where clothes is bought such as department stores, specialty stores and outdoor stores but these days, they can be found in more stores where we once would not expect to see them. I have seen shoes sold in some grocery stores, used clothing stores, accessory stores, souvenir stores and ethnic stores. Of course, the price is going to depend on a variety of things such as brand, type and where you buy them. Dress shoes and shoes made specifically to be worn while playing a certain sport will generally be more expensive while sandals and lighter, warm-weather shoes are cheaper. Of course, when it comes to shoes, there are exceptions to the rule.