I love good shoes. My sister and I used to go to our local department store (formerly Dayton’s, now Macy’s) for the discounts. If you bought at least five pairs, the prices got ridiculously low—so we would keep trying on shoes until we each found five pairs and then laugh about how much work it takes to buy the best quality shoes at such good price.
Pictures of Imelda Marcos’ shoe collection defined extravagance, but I said to my sister, “When it comes to shoes, I think we all deep down have sinned that way.” The truth is, shoe lovers we can never have enough good shoes of different shapes, colors and sizes.
During my recent scouting trip to San Miquel de Allende for my upcoming “Tao of Youth Age Reversal Retreat” (March 9-11, 2012), I noticed my American shoes were not adequate for navigating the narrow, cobblestone streets of this 16th-century town in the middle of Mexico. My shoes did not provide enough ankle support for those bumpy streets. My feet wobbled and I [Read more...]