Red Shoes; Every Woman Should Have a Pair!

Enjoying Red Shoes

The Seductive Allure of Red Shoes

Why I think every woman should own at least one pair of red shoes!

"If one says 'Red' – the name of color – and there are fifty people listening, it can be expected that there will be fifty reds in their minds. And one can be sure that all these reds will be very different." -- Josef Albers


Hard to believe but, I have never owned a pair of red shoes...until last year. Maybe I thought they might be too loud or might attract attention to my feet. Tiny feet might look adorable in red shoes. However, I wasn’t born to have tiny feet, so I never, ever even considered owning a pair.

As a matter of fact, until that point, I had not discovered the seductive allure of red shoes.

Now, that I own my first pair, I realized how I like them….but the day I bought the red shoes, I had never planned to buy any shoes, let alone red ones, but sometimes fate takes a hand.

It happened like this…like all my wonderful purchases….no intention of buying anything!

I only parked in front of the store because I wanted to go to another establishment across the street. The sign in front of my parking spot read: “Customers Only”. I had the impression, if, I wasn’t a customer I would be towed away. To reinforce the matter, there just happened to be a tow truck sitting shot-gun on the other side of the parking lot. Darn. I had to make it look like I was shopping, didn’t I?

I looked up and down the row of stores…nothing really interesting, but there was one shoe store! I looked at my watch. I was a half hour early for my appointment and there was that tow truck driver obviously on the lookout for people parking on that spot and going across the street for appointments.

I made my plan. Drop by the shoe store and make it look like I was a customer and then just walk out another entrance and off to my appointment. Good plan.

Well, that was my plan...

Every woman should have at least one pair of red shoes to satisfy her Inner Diva

My red shoes; so cute with jeans!
My red shoes; so cute with jeans! | Source

The Plan changes Slightly...

I entered the shoe store gave a quick walk through the rows of shoes...because you never know if some bargain may be lurking on the shelves… then “it” stopped me! A cute little red purse marked down from 60 dollars to $29.99. I could hear a chorus of angels singing “Hallelujah”. It was so darling and half price and only $29.99!!

I picked it up and turned it around and looked inside. Oh how cute, there was a tag that read; “Extra Gift”, a zippered case for credit cards and a key fob attached to the purse. Well, that was nice. Oh well, couldn’t hurt to see if there were matching shoes…after all I wasn’t committing to buying the purse and I had time.

It would be fun to see if I could match it with some red shoes. Not that I thought I would find any, let alone buy them.

Then I “found a pair of cute red flats” that matched perfectly, marked down to $19.99. Clearance from $54.99! I had to try one on. Well, it did fit... and they were cute. Didn’t make my feet look big at all!

So…I walked out of the store having purchased red handbag and red shoes. The salesclerk said she had had her eye on that purse, so I felt quite pleased. That proved it was a good purchase...lol.

Men will never understand this story or our logic…but hey, I didn’t get towed away. So the moral of the story is…ladies, never park in front of a shoe store.

So…now I own a pair of red shoes and a red purse to go with it. I am still figuring what I will wear them with.

The Test

The very first time I wore these shoes was to visit the optician.

My mettle was immediately tested because sitting across from me was a woman my age. I enjoy wearing jeans and tee shirts. I like to be simple casual and I thought red shoes would look nice with my jeans.

The woman was dressed in an ankle length black dress with a white patterned scarf on her head. It was 30 degrees outside. She was also wearing black hose. Her only nod to fashion was a pair of white heeled sandals. She was there with her adult son, from what I could tell when the receptionist called her. She was trying not to look at me. We were worlds apart, though in the same room.

I could feel her looking down her nose at me. She totally avoided eye contact. At least, she was polite enough not to sniff. Well, I did feel a little conspicuous with my red shoes. God only knows what she considers red shoes represent.

However, I wondered if she even momentarily felt a little pang of longing to boldly have a pair of red shoes to go with that outfit. Finally I figured the colour my new shoes would go with….Black!


The Hunt for Just the Right Pair

At this time, my once new red shoes have been worn so much, they have seen better days. I am now on the search for a replacement pair and it seems harder than I thought.

I love shoes and they have to "speak to me" before I will buy them. Once found I wear my shoes to bits. However, i have been on the lookout for just the right pair for over a year. I don't know what I want exactly, only that I will know when I see them. I am sure that is the way we all shop for shoes, right?

What I do know is that even though I tend to neutral black and tan shoes overall, I definitely want another red pair for those days when nothing else will do!

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vocalcoach 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

I just love your style of writing. Read this hub 2 times.

Very clever way to avoid being towed and still purchase a pair of red shoes and handbag. I have one pair of red shoes, very comfortable and seem to go with just about anything. Let's hear it for red shoes!


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Scribenet 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

vocalcoach...Thank you so much for your comments! Glad to hear you have red shoes as well! I did think, after I got these shoes, that women just had to love them! Thanks for stopping by!


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Great hub. Red shoes rock and so do red cars.!


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Scribenet 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

breakfastpop Thanks! I agree, I love those red shoes and can't take my eyes off red cars,some of the newer shades of red are FANTASTIC!


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RunAbstract 6 years ago from USA

Great article! My first pair of red shoes were tennis shoes when I was a kid. I graduated to red pumps when I was an adult. Last year I even wore red chug boots. So as you can tell, I'm all for red footwear!

My question is: Concerning that lady who was able to avoid sniffing at you... why was she wearing black hose with white sandles? YUCK! And durning 30 degree weather? Poor thing.

I would say in that waiting room, you were the best dressed and more fashionable! And good for you!


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Scribenet 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

RunAbstract Yeh, I did feel sorry for her... more for all the clothes in that heat...but the sandals did stick out almost as much as mine...except I liked my red shoes better!

I commend you for having the fashion sense to get red shoes all along! I immediately realized how they could just brighten an outfit instantly. I suspect this is just the beginning of red shoes in my wardrobe!


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marisuewrites 6 years ago from USA

I love red, and have become much braver in my old age...LOL DIVA here I come! I do red nails now without even blinking, even tho others might. O WELL! Cute hub that is speaking to my new brave heart!


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Scribenet 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

marisuewrites I think it is great we let a little of our "Inner Diva" show... too much of the day-to-day is so restrictive with rules, it is kinda fun to make someone do a double-take. Enjoy those red nails and thanks for stopping by!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

I just got my first pair of red shoes last summer, don't know why I never had any before, they make a statement and I love it!!! so I know just what you mean!


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Scribenet 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Movie Master! Red shoes most certainly make a statement and they look so great. I love mine with jeans! They immediately dress up the jeans and t-shirt!

Thank you for commenting! Cheers!


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rembrandz 5 years ago from Dubai Media City

Hiya Scribenet

I totally enjoyed your hub..seriously I was looking for a nice color combi. for one of my dresses...guess I found it...thanks to your hub. Will post a link of an image...one of my mannequin pastel sketch wears a dress like mine...I'll place red shoes n post it here soon.


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Scribenet 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi rembrantz! I am looking forward to seeing your sketch and the red shoes to go "with" the dress...it will be fun anticipating it.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your red shoes!


fashion 5 years ago

great information


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Scribenet 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

fashion...Thanks for commenting. I still love my red shoes, especially with jeans!


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California

I have several pairs of red shoes, I've never thought of them as anything but an accessory, however after reading this cute piece, I will so look at them differently. Maybe the next time I wear a pair, I'll release my "inner diva." Very cute hub Scribenet. Voted up, funny.


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Scribenet 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hey fastfreta! I definitely have a spring in my step with the red shoes...so it works for me when I put them on! Thanks for commenting! Chjeers!


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

I love the color red and have some clothing that color but have never had red shoes. May just have to correct that after reading this hub. :))


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Scribenet 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Peggy! I think I wore out those shoes this summer...I am now going to look for new ones! Check out the casual ones, they are so cute!

Thanks for commenting!

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