I love high heels. Towering, stompalicious, sculpted stilettos. The higher and sexier the better. Well... in theory that is. I love the look of them, what I don't love is the feel of them. I think I have high arches (or more likely, I'm just a sook with a low pain threshold) but I cannot wear the super high heels I love for more then a few tentative steps around the shoe-shop. Even in the high heels that I do wear, which are never over a 3-inch heel with a comfortable angle, I'm still generally complaining within the hour. My man has now taken to giving me an ultimatum whenever buying new shoes, "If you buy those, you better wear them and I don't want to hear you whinging about how sore your feet are!".
It's the same (though to a lesser degree) with clothes. If something is tight or scratchy or it rubs, I will be ripping my skin off in a matter of minutes. I actually left my sisters's wedding earlier then I would have otherwise as the synthetic lining of the dress I was wearing was sticking to my skin in the humidity and driving me insane!
So maybe it's just me? I think I have particularly sensitive skin, either that or once again I'm just a sook, but I need to make sure I'm comfortable before leaving the house for any lengthy period of time. Of course, there's a line, if I really wanted to be 100% comfortable I'd get around in track pants and ugg boots 24/7, and clearly I don't do that (not most of the time anyway)!
So where is your line. How much pain will you put yourself through for a great shoe or outfit?
Shoe Heaven, now I just need to learn to deal with the pain!