One of the more common blogging traditions appears to be Friday cat blogging. Or dog blogging! Or on some other day. The point is to A) show the world your beloved beasty and maybe B) share something more from your life (this is particularly true of political blogs). I’ve always enjoyed beasty blogging on socio-political blogs as it fleshes out the online persona of the blogger, giving us more of an idea of who they are. Even the political blogs will do this, eg Shakesville! *waves at Liss* I also like it because regular readers will often comment about their own beasties, thus aiding in the creation of a sense of community. And this is why so many of us are on these blogs, isn’t it? Not only to stretch our minds and join in various analyzes, but to create community while we do it. How I long to actually live in a radical (preferably mostly lesbian) feminist community! Hell, for many of us, just finding people who are reasonably lefty would be grand. So beastie blogging has its value, apart from being a cute tradition – it also brings us closer together.
In a similar vein to Beasty Blogging, I would like to follow in the esteemed Ms. McEwan’s footsteps *ahem* and blog about shoes. Not just any ol’ shoes, my kittens, no. I’m talking John Fluevog of Vancouver Canada. The star of many a goth’s shoe fantasies let me tell you. They are funky and whimsical and often very comfortable, and I think I could buy a couple of thousand dollars worth of his shoes – and if you check out the prices in the links you’ll see that that would mean about… 6 pairs. Yeah, being all Mr. Designer, his stuff is expensive.
However! Just look!
*drools* gorgeous, unusual, a touch of the goth still evident (maybe more steampunk now? I’m so out of the loop) but still not grossly pornulated. Oh he’s got those too – like these stiletto-heeled Oxfords. These are beautiful to look at but I could never walk in them. I couldn’t even wear them, my feet would cry. I’m going to resist the desire to rant about the Foot Binding 101 that is 4″ stiletto heels, heh. I do love them in as pure design, the architecture of them. The arch of the foot bed always reminds me of flying buttresses.
But Fluevog also makes men’s shoes, boys, have no fear! In fact, if any of you are regular readers of Shakesville you’ll likely remember Petulant blogging about his Fluevog wedding shoes. Here’s one in a similar vein (at least shape-wise):
These aren’t wedding shoes (well, ok, I’d want to wear them to a wedding, though maybe not my own) but they are gorgeous! I want these so bad! And yes, I do like to wear men’s shoes sometimes. No squished toes and a reasonable heel (particularly if you get a Cuban heel like this one!) Men’s shoes allow room for your actual feet, rather than what the designer thinks a woman’s foot is like.
If you’re desiring something more clompy, something to wear with your motorcycle, you could try these:
WANT! Dear Maude I WANT THESE SHOES. They also come in black 😀
And these babies below I could wear all day, and to work!
Oh lordy there are too many to show you!! I just love his shoes! So much character and quirky flare, and so many that aren’t foot-binding-like crazy heels. But this one is my current favourite and I WANT IT SO BAD.
And hey, only about $300 after tax. Easy peasy.
Leave your shoe love in the comments! 😀
*HA. I only linked to one site. That’s not much of a blogaround! :-p