TBT #5 Big White Shoes

This post was part of one I did when we returned from an Alaskan cruise. I thought the shoe advice bears repeating, so here goes:

When I travel, I ALWAYS wear comfortable shoes. You cannot have fun if your feet are not having fun. However.….you do not have to wear ugly shoes.  And let me say right now that I really cannot think of any occasion when big white athletic shoes are appropriate.  If your comfortable shoes look like any of these, it is time for a change:

White shoes (627x640)  DSC_0339 (351x640)White shoes red pants (640x547) 

These photos are are just a sample of what I saw….big white shoes were everywhere.   It is a little hard to take pictures of people’s feet without them noticing, so I was only able to get pictures of a small percentage of the offenders, but I think you get the idea.

Please note that I am not saying that you cannot wear white sneakers. But there is a way to wear them and a way not to wear them. Jennifer Anniston makes white sneakers look adorable.

Jennifer Anniston sneakers (398x640)

Here are the ones that she is often photographed in:

superga (382x382)

Superga Unisex 2750 Cotu Classic Sneaker,White,39 EU (Women’s 8 M US/Men’s 6.5 M US)

Here is a link to a blogger that I follow. Notice how cute her shoes look!

And speaking of what not to wear on your feet, PLEASE be careful how you wear hose. Most people do not wear pantyhose at all anymore, but if you do, they should be sheer and worn with a dressy closed-toe shoe. I know you would NEVER do anything like this:

Hose and sandals (640x420)

Or this:

Pantyhose and boots (462x640)

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6 thoughts on “TBT #5 Big White Shoes”

  1. I laughed out loud Susan! Mine are big blue and pink!! However I try to wear with appropriate clothes. Maybe there’s never “appropriate ” clothing for big shoes!

    1. HaHa, Pam. I am wearing big blue ones now, but with jeans. 😉 Big shoes are fine for “athletic” or very casual clothes, and activities like walking, doing errands, or playing with the grandchildren. But many people wear them with just about anything for any occasion. I’m sure you don’t do that 😉

  2. Too funny. Thanks for the reminder. Really…what’s up with the pantyhose, sandals and jeans? I’m getting much better at taking pictures and checking my full length mirror thanks to you. Have been thinking about getting a pair of Superga’s. I bought a pair of Chuck’s and wore them appropriately (I hope) last year. Have a great day!

    1. Roxanne, so glad to know that you are taking pictures. It really is the best way to check outfits and to have as a reminder of what worked. Please let me know if you get the Supergas. I would love to have some, but am really hesitant to spend a lot of money on shoes until I know they are comfortable. Thanks!

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