If I were a shoe... (A PowerHouseCreatives Contest entry)


This is my entry for the "If I were a shoe..." being hosted by @steemitbloggers and @zord189.

Bleah... I trying cram this post in before a concert... something that I thought that I had over an hour to do... but of course traffic was terrible... and I only ended up only just being on time for the stage rehearsal.... and I can't write this up on the drive back home... because it's apparently illegal to drive whilst typing on a laptop... I thought that was only for phones!

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If I were a shoe... well, this is kinda like the 3 favourite things contest from last week! I have very very few shoes and all of them reflect a certain aspect of myself... The principal requirement for me is that they be comfy to serve as my shoes in all settings.... a sort of one size fits all. Well, that's not quite true as I've got some really nice ones for the concert stage... and sandals for when my wife screams that it is too hot to wear my normal shoes...

So, if I were a shoe... it would likely be very much like my current favourite everyday pair of shoes. It is comfy and easy going... fits all occasions, slightly (mostly) scruffy and definitely unfashionable. Shoelaces are mostly done... a sort of careless ease with the way that they are on the edge of untying themselves....

In fact, the frayed end of the shoelace could almost be a stand-in for my hair... always sticking up and definitely scruffy around the ears... speaking of which, I think my wife mentioned something about cutting my hair!... and the crazy angle of the is a bit similar to the way I often find my glasses as well!

The colours are non-descript...... aiming to not draw attention to itself... but somehow manage to draw attention... not because they are flashy or anything.. but due to their often fish out of water appearance!

So, in short... comfy shoes that are completely ratty/scruffy and completely daggy as all hell! Worn into all situations both appropriate (walking...) and not so appropriate (classy restaurants!)... equally at ease (or is that equally awkward...) in all situations!


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I prefer a nice worn in shoe myself. It gets the job done and is not trying be something fancy that has to be babied.

I use to remember people bagging there shoes when it rained not wanting to get them wet or dirty. They get a scuff on them and start freaking out. That new shoe smell wears off anyways might as well enjoy them!

20.09.2019 20:06
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Haha... bagging shoes? That really defeats the purpose of shoes!... well, to be honest... I do put my concert shoes in a bag... but I never wear them outside the concert hall!

26.09.2019 07:10
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For a quick write up, I think you nailed it! Gotta love a good worn in, comfy pair of shoes. 😃

20.09.2019 21:35
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They are definitely well loved! At least for these ones I've removed the plastic tag that used to have the price on it!... the previous ones survived for many years with the tag still intact!

03.10.2019 16:04
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Hahhha yes we Dutch are very strict on using the laptop while driving hahahha

21.09.2019 04:31
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Yeah... full of rules... you guys....

03.10.2019 16:09
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I totally understand you. My husband thinks something similar while I'm totally opposite.
Maybe I'm gonna write it on my post. He he he...
It was a good read!

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21.09.2019 07:37
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Definitely, your husband is right!... well, that's my completely unbiased opinion!

03.10.2019 16:10
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You are saying him (and maybe you) right and this is clearly not unbiased! LoL
I know that is the best way to go through life but I can't compromise always. We all are different.

04.10.2019 00:31
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A jack of all trades shoe!

The ones that are worn in the most are the best ones!

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21.09.2019 12:32
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That's what I think! After, that's how we choose our human partners....

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21.09.2019 23:39
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It's an interesting question! And it's really fun reading the different answers. I found this particularly charming:

In fact, the frayed end of the shoelace could almost be a stand-in for my hair... always sticking up and definitely scruffy around the ears

22.09.2019 04:17
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Ha... you might find it charming... my wife finds it endlessly irritating!

03.10.2019 16:14
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Yes, well, she does have to deal with you day in and day out! Ha ha. 😆

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04.10.2019 02:10
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07.10.2019 18:43
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Very nice! Especially for being under pressure with little time to do it!

22.09.2019 15:00
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Thanks... it helps that I don't try to go back and read it again to see if I wrote anything stupid!

03.10.2019 16:18
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hehe, this is good @bengy! I think my husband feels the same way1 He has a couple of those comfy shoes and when I suggest a new pair he always says....no way, my shoes are fine! :)

23.09.2019 11:57
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Haha... my wife makes me buy new ones... and then gets cranky that they sit in the cupboard unused, for years!

03.10.2019 16:28
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Comfy shoes is the best, be it slippers, sandals, slip-ons, etc.
I only get to wear these when I'm back home sadly.

24.09.2019 00:04
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I've seen that people wear Ugg boots outdoors these days... when I was growing up, they were strictly indoor crappy comfy shoes!... not fashion items!

03.10.2019 16:33
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