Dear Kid,

As you are aware, shoes are important.

They protect our feet from Legos left lying around (love that alliteration), they keep our toes warm and dry (sometimes), and they look good.

Looking good is the most important part.


Which isn’t to say shoes aren’t allowed to be comfortable, just that comfort is not the most important consideration. At least it’s not in my world.

Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she'll conquer the world. Marilyn Monroe. DearKidLoveMom.comBUT

If there were a way to combine extreme comfort with extreme good looks…well, it would be silly not to pay attention.

So I got all kinds of excited when I saw an article on Mashable titled The World’s ‘Most Comfortable’ Stiletto Gave Me Foot Sores.

No, I am not hoping for foot sores. I believe my feet are frequently sore enough, thank you.

But “the world’s most comfortable stiletto”? That required investigation. (And by “investigation” I mean “reading the article rather than going to sleep.”)

Turns out the self-described Most Comfortable Stiletto was reasonably comfortable according to the reviewer, but she still had red spots on her feet at the end of the day. I can’t comment on their comfort since I didn’t wear them.

Nor am I likely to since they are not billed as the World’s Most Gorgeous Stilettos. For a reason. (You can judge for yourself World’s Most Comfortable Stiletto .)

More importantly, they are not billed as the World’s Most Affordable Stilettos. For a reason. More like 500 reasons.

For the time being, I am content to wear my heels. Which may not be the World’s Most anything, but they are gorgeous and affordable and not crippling. Which is more or less all I ask of my shoes.

That and to protect me from the occasional stray Lego.

Love, Mom