Tuesday, 23 June 2009

One for the ladies.

I have rather focused on boys' toys of late, so to redress the balance while maintaining the theme of lots of images and few words, here's a post for the ladies to oggle. It's a rather avant garde shop in St Ives, Cornwall, that sells some highly improbable shoes.











These (above) look more like prosthetics.


Hayley saying: "Mine!"

Tomorrow's pictorial posting will be 'Chairman Bill - a life in pictures'.

19 comments:

  1. Er! you haven't got a foot fetish have you CB? :-)
    MikeG

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  2. Mike: When women want to go and look at shoes, one can but acquiesce.

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  3. I don't buy shoes unless they are sneakers... But I love these fun ones - not to wear though, just to look at!

    And who knew that the Brits would finally start wearing funky Swedish clogs!

    (I'm a Brit living in Sweden...)

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  4. As a podiatrist in one of my former incarnations, all I can see is accidents waiting to happen, and future foot/ankle problems. Mind you, all my wife can see is "OOOOOH, NICE SHOES!!!" I thought that when she had to go in a wheelchair that her "thing" for shoes would abate somewhat - given that her feet no longer touch the ground. How wrong can you be? She's now passed on the "shoe-gene" to our granddaughter, who, at 12 years of age, has got over 20 pairs of shoes. She saves up her pocket money and buys them instead of comics and sweets etc. I'm not sure whether this is a good thing or not, as what will she be like in 10-12 years time at this rate? I think we'll have to start calling her Imelda.

    I hope that tomorrow we will not be greeted with a picture of a naked Chairman on a fluffy hearth-rug! I'm prepared to bet, however, that there will be the ubiquitous photo of a happy child wearing a sailor suit. I don't know why, but for those of us of a certain age, every parent seems to have wanted that particular photo.

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  5. Spiv: Fear not. While there will be a few photos of the young Chairman, there will be no sentimental images of lambskin rugs. Cameras were still in their infancy when I was a lad.

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  6. I like the zebra-skin shoes. Although I'm sure they are not real zebra skins.

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  7. I only wear shoes when I have to.

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  8. My mate who used to be a doorman at the Dorchester only used to let customers in whith the "right shoes" whatever that means? Looking forward to the young Chairman pics, I see him more in the pirate suit with a fake parrot on the shoulder!

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  9. Cassidy: I wouldn't be too sure. They are designer shoes, after all.

    Belle: Me too - only during the day.

    Cots: I assume he had two right feet. Am I that predictable?

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  10. I would wear those zebra clogs, but otherwise I have to agree with you: mostly on the improbable side. Of course, in England you hardly need any footwear other than wellies . . . although I have unearthed some sandals for our "heat wave."

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  11. Bee: Pattens would go down well in the UK.

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  12. um..most of them looked yuck!
    sorry....

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  13. Roshni: No need to apologise. I'm sure your sentiments are echoed by many.

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  14. Actually, I saw some cute ones in that collection.

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  15. Lovely shoes. Always wanted an eccentric little shop.

    Walking round Shepherds Market in Mayfair yesterday, I saw an empty little unit and fantasised about having my own little place to express myself. But what the hell would I sell? Those orange dogs perhaps? xxxx

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  16. Char: Hay certainly did.

    Jenny: Grot?

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  17. My feet spread during two relatively recent pregnancies, so it looks like I'm going to have to replace my 'improbable' red dancing shoes - dammit. What did you say the address was? Mind you, I forget the last time I went dancing so perhaps I should just buy a new pair of wellies instead.

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  18. Lord, those shoes are gorgeous - Where did you say it was??!

    ...Sir, the irascible one seems absnt much of late - Please pass on our laments for his absence...

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