According to some really smart and scientific types of people, shoes have the ability to trigger dopamine bursts in women. There are even brain areas that are stimulated when we buy shoes. Scientists have proven that shoes make women happy and apparently we are wired for shoe lust! That’s great and all, but I’m wondering how many of my tax dollars went to these studies.
I get it, science. You want to find the reasons connecting our shoes to our happy juices. Once and for all, YOU. WANT. TO. KNOW. This is not a hard question. Just ask women – why do you love shoes? Here’s the answer – EVERY reason!
They are empowering. They are protective. They are stylish. They make me taller. They’re always changing. They make people look. They make us walk sexy (that is if you know how to walk with high heels). They bring to us a wonderful sex appeal assurance. They can tie every item of our outfit together. They work for us, not against us. They carry us. They are a great conversation starter. They…they’re SHOES!
Shoes are the ultimate feminine accessory. They give us the power to express the changes in our personalities with the shift of a slip or a lace. Case in point: There are few things more awesome in a woman’s life than the pre-date shoe selection process. We ask ourselves, “Does he deserve my stilettos today? No, he was boring for the last half hour. Maybe I will wear my knee highs just to tease him. Or maybe I bring it back to flats so he knows he has some catching up to do. Or maybe I’ll wear my booties just to see if he can stand looking me in the eye – or if he’s actually too short for me.”
Hey science, you’ve just solved two mysteries at once – 1. why women love shoes, and 2. why we are always late to dates. It’s definitely not to look good for the guy, lol!
Honestly, there is a power that comes from wearing the right kind of shoes. Knowing that no matter what happens, we as women can always control some aspect of our lives through our expression in footwear. We can have a completely hidden agenda in our shoes that no one but our best friends know about. These secrets make us comfortable. They allow us to interact with the world on our terms… With stilettos, running shoes or even barefoot if that is our wish.
The science behind shoes is not a science at all. It is an art, as all science really is. Figuring this out will probably take scientists another 1,000 years of meticulous research, surveying and planning. I’m all for it, especially if some of those scientists are women. You go girl! They tell us that STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) isn’t our thing, but if you actually put a pH.d. behind pumps, they’ll be eating their words.
In the meantime, I’ll be writing to my Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of the Economy, Science and Innovation, Dominique Anglade. Why? To lobby for tax cuts away from science programs that study the effects of shoes on women. Because…
… Obviously, I want a tax refund to go and buy more shoes!
I have my eyes on the leather trimmed cane slides from Australian label St. Agni. The bag is cute too…