General12 Jun 2007 04:45 pm

When I was younger, I used to laugh at the ladies I would see powerwalking on their lunches around the governmental buildings of downtown. They’d be wearing their power suits, opaque stockings and…running shoes.

Of course, I knew it was for comfort. I knew these women would have heels poking out of their ever-present totebags around their shoulders, and they would change into them at their desks. But, still, why?

Then, I became one of those women. I wear (still somewhat trendy) sneakers that do not match the rest of my outfit, and scurry to and from work, hoping some young girl isn’t staring at me from her car, wondering why downtown women are so bad at fashion.

At least my ‘inside shoes’ are cute and garner compliments on the elevator.

2 Responses to “The Woman Inside”

  1. on 12 Jun 2007 at 6:38 pm Design Monkey

    OH NO. Seriously? I still look at those women and frown. I myself suffer with pointy V shoes which rub my Achilles tendons the wrong way. Suffer damnit!

  2. on 12 Jun 2007 at 8:27 pm 32-P

    The ladies in my office building make a compromise – they wear the powersuits, the opaque hose, and trendy runners. I saw a pair in Roma shoes the other day. $239. I guess they must be pretty comfortable.