Sunday, 14 August 2011

Proud to have SOD - Shoe Obsession Disorder

Shoes Obsession Disorder is described as 'Women kind's enduring love affair with fabulous footwares', Urban Dictionary.  It is commonly self-diagnosed and there is no cure!!  

Some of the quotes gathered from famous OSD patients:
"I will literally be the old women who lived in her shoes" - Carrie Bradshaw, Sex in The City
"If you are scared of wearing high heels because they hurt your are old" - Celine Dion
"I did not have 3000 pairs of shoes.  I had only 1060" - Imelda Marcos

Christina Aguilera's shoe closet

Rachel Zoe's

How I wish I have that many pairs of shoe in my closet..I dont quite remember how many I have, but nothing less than 30 pairs..I have no explanation but I just love them.  My husband and my kids are well aware of this obsession of mine.  The kids use my obsession to 'attack' me if they are not satisfied with my decision.  My husband gave me numerous of 'not so friendly' comments, like "I dont understand why she needs so many pair of shoes..she only have 2 kaki"..."Walking on a plank of wood - an instruments of self torture"...bla bla bla..For me, high heels add a quality to our life.  When we have them on, they will make us taller and instantly our confident level shoot up..and..we dont have to lose weight to fit in to the shoes we die for..isnt that right?

One of my favorite - by Vinci Plus

For my Hari Raya - by eclipe

Though I love high heels but wedges can drive me insane.  When I was little, probably about 5-6 years old, I remember my mom used to own a pair of red platform shoes which I love to wear when I 'berdango'.  So, I went with her red platforms ketak ketok ketak ketok around our wooden kampung house.  I guess that is where I got the hang of it.  Wedges or platform means that the shoes are not raised just from the heel, but they are raised all over.  So, when we wear these shoes, our feet will not be inclined much.  Therefore, wedges are much more comfortable as compared to stilettos. 

Benefits of wedges:
  • It is a true friends to the feet - the entire foot remains supported by wedges.  I have 4 inches wedges and didnt get cramps even when I wear it all day long
  • It gives us an instant height - I'm 5 feets 4 inches tall and if I wear 4 inches wedges, my height will be 5 feets, 8 inches..whooohoooo...and I'm definitely taller than my husband and I feel in control..yeahhh 
  • It can be worn with any of your clothes - jeans, skirt, gowns, pants, baju kurung..even jubah or abaya
  • Its stylish, worldly and has a very cosmopolitan look

Wedges often spotted on the beautiful feet of Victoria Beckham.  From stylish and elegant to sneaker wedges.  Well, talking about Victoria, she always surprises with extraordinary & extravagant footware.  Some fashion wisdom from Victoria, "some wedges are great but you can look like your feet are encased in cement", "If you havent got it, fake it!  Too short? Wear big high heels but do practice walking".

Here are a few of my favorite wedges......

One of my most expensive shoes, 4 inches wedges - by Aldo

When I saw this, my jaw dropped & mouth said "holly molly"...a pair I bought in Kowloon Shopping Street, Hong Kong

Well..I do wear flats & sandals too..they are confortable & light..

Comfy..very very comfy flats - by Zang Toi
Dont know why I bought them - by Nose

I have few pairs  of shoe that havent been worn yet..there is one pair that I bought in London..bright yellow wedges..still in perfect condition, been keeping it for 12 years now and I never wore it..not even friend, Sandy Jap commented on FB, "Dont get upset because you cant have a new shoes.  There are people out there that have no feet".


  1. hahaa... I love! See, told you you could do it :)

  2. Ya lah tek..,my husband must be wondering..molah assignment kah apa bini aku tok..hahaha

  3. ehemm.. I tell you darling, you'll get hooked! You will have this 'I've got to get to my computer now! I've to blog!!' Heeheee...