It is indeed very warm in Paris during the summer. And when you're out hiking about all day looking at the beauties that Paris has to offer, you want to stay cool. And of course there's always that pressure that goes along with the fact that you're in PARIS; you want to look your very best - up to date and stylish. But SERIOUSLY...
This is the time of year when Vivienne's staff spends quite a bit of time calling doctors to the hotel, or occasionally sending someone off in an ambulance to this hospital, because of shoe-related injuries. No kidding. Once a day, at least, right now, they'll have some absolute BIMBO IDIOT stagger into the lobby with a broken heel or torn straps, as well as broken bones and torn ligaments. Not particularly elegant.
The inability to walk gracefully in a pair of shoes automatically robs the shoe of any pretension it might have had to style.
And as someone who has had to evacuate an office building due to a bomb threat (no time to change shoes or even grab our handbags), and walk down FORTY TWO flights of stairs... Let's just say that I will never again wear shoes in which I can't walk at least a mile. At least outside of my apartment!
|These have their own quiet appeal, and much less chance of injury!|