Sunday, October 4, 2009

Shoe Elves, or: labels are very important when a girl is communing with her God by shoe shopping

Dear Shoe Elves,

I love it when you make pretty twinkly dancy shoesies that say 'Synthetic Upper, Lining and Sole' on them. Especially when they are hot pink satin and have a gold metallic strap. They make my want to do twirlies and skippies and long-forgotten ballet steps and sing.

But can you please stop using leather for the quarter lining because it's breaking my heart and it's lying.

Thank you,
A Shoe Lover

4 comments:

steph said...

If it says 'synthetic lower and upper' how can you tell that the quarter lining is leather? I don't know anything about shoes...

Miss T said...

You can tell by looking at it - it has small skin-like pores and looks fibrous - and by scatching it - it will scratch like suede or nubuck. My many years in Myer Melbourne Ladies' Shoes are paying off!

BrisVegan said...

I wanted them so much, until you mentioned the leather :(

Mandee said...

I can't believe I missed this post. I had to google 'quarter lining' too! I buy synthetic shoes and never thought there would be leather if it's labelled synthetic :/