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L-A: I want to say “Happy Monday”, because it’s shoe porn day and that makes it happy, but Jian has gone and ruined that for me as he feels the need to wish us a happy every day of the frigging week.  Way to ruin that for me, Jian.

At least we have shoe porn. This week we have 22 lovely pairs from Allene.  This is my kind of shoe collection (and not just because she has a pair of Keds like mine) – a nice mix of heels, wedges, and flats. I admire you girls (and guys) who can wear killer heels all the time. I really do. But I’m a wimp and in the end, I just admire and put on flats.

The yellow wedges are pretty much awesome.  Also, can we talk about boots and calves?  Allene says she can’t find them to fit her calves because they’re too skinny. Now, I’m the opposite of that with my fat calves.  I know lots of girls who fall into both ends of the spectrum, but know far fewer who have a set of calves that boots just fit perfectly. I recently bought a pair of Aerosoles that have a second zip that allows them to accommodate for both “traditional” and fat “athletic” calves.  While I’m happy I found boots that fit, I’m completely thrown off by the term “traditional calves”. Who are they making these boots for? Explain this to me? Please?

AllyG: I love shoe porn Mondays! I agree, L-A, the yellow shoes are adorable. I also love Allene’s love of Mary Jane type shoes. Those do many, many great things for the ankles, non? Regarding the boots, Lainey wrote a great blog post about this the other day. What I don’t get is women’s ability to put boots over their skinny jeans. I have one pair that will perform this task (zip-up boots), but how do women put on non-zip-up boots over their skinny jeans? How skinny must their calves and jeans be? I love the term “Traditional Calves”. Do they have traditional values? Are the Republican/Conservative calves?

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Republican boots! Sigh. Her boots are just so obvious you know?

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0 Responses to Monday Shoe Porn – Allene’s collection

  1. Kim says:

    omg I totally hate that I can NEVER find boots to fit my calves! I have two strikes against me because I have short legs (28 inch inseam, for real) AND I have thick calves. So, not only are my calves too wide but my calf is essentially in the WRONG place to wear the boot. SO annoying. And I love boots so that makes it even suckier. I have been lucky to find a couple pairs of black slouchy boots that JUST fit, but I would love to have a pair of knee high leather, camel-coloured boots but I’ve realized in order to find them I’d have to spend $400 to get a pair custom-made. *le sigh* someday…if I can ever afford it, I’ve heard good things about Duo: http://www.duoboots.com/ you can actually choose a calf circumfrance and shoe size separately! Genius!

    • Allene says:

      I totally have that exact same issue. Yet every year when the adorable fall boots come out, I torture myself by going into the shops and trying to wrench them on over my calves.. it’s kind of a yearly tradition at this point. :P

  2. Allene says:

    Yay, my shoe porn! :)

    Though I must correct something: I meant that I can’t fit most boots over my calves because my calves are too big, not cause they’re too skinny! Those Rocketdog ones actually work because they’re the “slouchy” type (though on me they are “fitted”). Phew!

  3. edenkaill says:

    I…I think I might have Traditional calves. I also think they might be the only Traditional thing about me.

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