The conspiracy of the universe in combining colors and hues, contouring landscapes and hills, dotting animal skin and flowers in effervescence bloom was the first organized runway event on a global scale. Jitters weren’t present at the event and butterflies weren’t in the stomach of humans, quite the contrary they cross-pollinated plants to produce distinct flowers and awe-inspiring colors. My point? Long before Vogue, Glitz, Paris and the hot fashion homes waltzed in with their pinched outfit, modelled by perky, exuberant models in a beautiful blend of colors, the seasonal upgrade of nature in its fashion sense predated it. If Cinderella hadn’t lost a shoe, she might have never found her prince charming and be stuck with her evil step mother and incorrigibly incurable step-sisters. But beyond losing a shoe and causing a kingdom commotion about who the glass shoe would best fit, the good always prevails’ and ‘they lived happily ever after’ was never the lesson of the regal story. The take-home of the story was one of knowing your build as a person, thoroughly understanding your personality and effortlessly expressing yourself in trueness.
Footwear is like thumbprint (Psychology of shoes)
Our footfalls and feet are as distinct as the markings in our palms. We may wear the same shoe size as millions of people out there but the impressions and build of it are never similar, forget scarred and crow feet. In today's fashion world, shoes have to be more versatile than ever. Unless you stay home all the time, it's likely that you have to wear shoes of some sort every day. The designers of the fashion world have responded with shoes for every occasion; even for those that don't like to wear them. However, the fact checker for most footwear fetishes are the label or brand such as the Jimmy Choos, Kenneth Cole, etc. For others, it’s the colors, design, feel, comfort or even all qualities mentioned. Although, these are great things to look out for, especially because fashion is more aesthetics and enough comfort, you would still want to make sure your ten toes and hip bone survive the day and take you gracefully through lives.
Fashion is for everyone, but style isn’t. No matter how long a Jane Doe visits a plastic surgeon for lip injections, she will never have an Angelina Jolie ‘full lips’. It may sound a tad philosophical to say this, but the premise of the success of any venture is predicated on knowledge, understanding and delivery. Well within the changing room of foot-impression is a useful source of physical evidence for personal identity
In the world of business, shoes that won't blister your feet are very important. Many women that walk any distance bring tennis shoes for the walk and change into dress shoes once they arrive at their place of employment. When they do make that change, it's not often that you'll see them change into any type of high heel. It's certainly not like it used to be when all women would be in the high heeled shoes. Today's business world will see women wearing lower and fatter heels in order to protect their feet.
If attending an event such as a wedding or other banquet type party, the high heeled shoes make a grand return. Most women will wear them to complement their dresses. They will either match or contrast with the dress that they have chosen to wear. Do you want to confidently stride down the street as if you were walking down the runway? Never underestimate the power of a shoe style that meets the standards of your body type. You’ll avoid many blisters along your way, plus gain serious style credits. Wrong shoes have a negative impact on your looks. Right shoes will be a decisive plus.
The body is the mannequin (Know Your Body Type)
Like Sonia Rykiel said, “It’s important to know yourself very well, in order to create your own style of fashion to suit your own body shape.” This, in essence, brings us to the significance of knowing one’s body build and what apparel or, in this case, footwear suits best. Our bodies come in different shapes and sizes and this comprises what makes each of us unique. Some of us are curvier, some of us have narrower hips or broader shoulders but in all we are all a little bit different. Essentially, most of us can categorize our shape into a few broad categories being it the hour glass; the inverted triangle; the squared shape or the oval shape. As body shapes influence our apparel decisions so should it influence our decisions footwear- wise.
Comfy and figure- flattering is how perfect pair of shoes should feel on one’s feet. However, this crucial choice does not just relate with only how your body looks but what it can do as well.
That foot wear you can rock effortlessly will depend on your physical condition, your natural posture, the positioning of your feet, and the shape of your toes. Special conditions such as bunions or flat feet should be taken into consideration. But hey, don’t forget your walk style is also important.
As we dive into the various body shapes, take a ride on the fashion road to know what best suits you; what flatter you the most, and what will help you keep your shoes on, all day and night long.
Platforms for the Top- heavy/ Inverted Triangle Body
While you are still trying to wrap your head around the correlation between shoes and body type, welcoming you to the sacred book of shoes, where each and every body type has its own choices of shoes is a start. Globetrotting to Egypt to envision the pyramid of Giza will certainly not give you a clear view of the inverted triangle body type. Certainly, you may as well picture it toppled over for this one. For this, your attention should be drawn downward by wearing boldly-hued flats or chunky heels if your shoulders are too wide and your legs too slim. Like a glove on the hand of a surgeon, you are definitely the person who can totally rock huge platforms, flat forms, and oversized thick-soled boots. Accessorizing with a touch of color to complement the look can be basic colors such as red, green or magenta- guaranteed to do the trick and turn a few heads your way.
Stilettos for the “Hourglass” Figure
Well, telling you the time right now will depend on the tick tock click of those pointy stiletto being confidently glided in by the lady who understands the rhythm of her body and what makes it tick. For all its worth, a lady with an accentuated waistline, rich bosom, and generous derrière, is the one who needs to walk on high-heel peep-toes that enhance her naturally feminine frame. Calling the fashion police on you will be highly prioritized when you’re found wearing those heavy shoes as well as stiletto heels which impedes movement. If you possess this physique, it’s definitely a big no! On those no-heel days, when you want to feel ‘down-to-earth’, try the versatile and polished menswear-inspired brogues in neutral hues- they would definitely do the trick.
Classic Pumps and Loafers for the Square Shaped
Being called a ‘square’ and antiquated lady for being erroneously deceived into wearing shoes based on just aesthetics and walking in it like a frozen duck will elicit more giggles than glowing stares. The body silhouette with the least of curves can feel smoother when accessorized with simple shoes such as loafers, and classic pumps. Almond and round toes will infuse it with femininity. Most certainly stay away from pointed toes if you are tall like it’s a plague, because they will elongate your frame even more. However, feel free to wear the fussiest of sneakers, because guess what? You are a natural in them.
Having an apple shape is fruity
The apple they say doesn’t fall far from the tree, so ladies you better stay close to this one in plucking the right shoes from the rack. Women who are characterized with a bulkier abdominal area with slimmer arms and legs, and probably not that ample a cleavage, stilettos will do the magic for their apple shaped bodies. These make possible the intention of drawing attention to your legs and distracting your audience from your abs or boobs. Shoes with decorated ankle straps, interesting colors, and other eye-catching details are ideal for you, but be careful not to get bitten!
The bottom heavy “Pear” shaped
Don’t go pear-shaped with a sheepish smile when you fail to execute the task of obedience to the shoes rule book. With the probability of having wide ankles, and a fuller midriff-to-toe area, pear shaped persons are bottom-heavy, as such, in adding balance to your silhouette, it’s best to avoid strappy sandals gladiator, lace-up and boots that are too tight and not from stretchy material. Open-toe wedges, heeled sneakers, and neutral colors are the ultimate.
Petite is not petty
Pretty woman, walking down the street, stilettos are definitely your thing! A tiny physique needs maximum shoe impact that comes from bold colors, sparkly decorations, and generally unforgettable statement shapes. Since you are not tall, you can wear as high heels as possible, plus all the pointed toes that further elongate your frame. If you decide on sneakers, find those with thick soles but elegant shape.
A tall order
Aside avoiding platforms and wedges, you can definitely rock kitten heels, flat sandals, ballet flats, pool slides in immense comfort. Wanting to look cute and smaller? It is safe to opt for rounded toes and peep-toes.
But first, Consider!
In as much as you might totally be in love with those pair of shoes or heels, prioritize your comfort and be conscious of your body before making that move to purchase it. Also, try on shoes to see which types hide any possible imperfections. Women not used to walk in heels, should wear flats or start to practice their walk in lower heels first before trying to put higher ones. Also be sure to experiment with different shapes, and if sensitive enough, try mostly soft leather, suede, and the on-trend sock boots with an elastic ankle area.