For the last two weeks I've tried to track down some of these shoes in my size...
I can't believe how brilliant they seem. I would love to live in a world where everyone goes as barefoot as possible whenever they can. Shoes disturb me. Why do people want hooves when they got toes?
And why stuff like high heels? I understand high heels in a costume context, for short dressed-up events, but why do people shop or work in them for example? It's a total mystery to me. Does it mean "look, I don't have to do any sort of physical labour?" (uh... what's so wonderful about that then?) Or maybe does it say that like birds of paradise, "look, my genes are so good that I can survive even with physical restraints?"
When I was in school, I used to go barefoot everywhere and I only once hurt my foot when I stepped on a bee in a park. I trod on lots of glass and it never cut me because my soles were tough - but now I'm too old to not worry about cutting up my feet, and when I saw these shoes I KNEW I NEEDED THEM!!! I remember barefoot running - the only time I did o.k. at any sports-type thing and enjoyed it... and I remember reading The Hobbit, and thinking THAT'S ABOUT ME! I'm small and I got feel like that!!! Hooray!!!
And now I live in a city and stick my feet into hooves every day to walk over naught but hard flat surfaces, watching other people walk past who obviously have no connection to their feet any more, else they wouldn't torture them like they do. Have you ever really looked at city peoples'feet? Most of them are bent in weird angles at every step. It's depressing.
Anyway it's either long waiting times, huge amounts of money, or both, and generally whenever I find a source they don't have my size... now I am eagle-eyeing ebay... I will have them, I will I will I will.
And one day when I can I will move to a place where I can take them off and walk properly barefoot every day again.