I know there are people in the world who have a foot fetish. Some people truly get off sexually to feet. (I can understand the fetish related to very high heeled designer shoes – I personally come close to deriving sexual gratification from that.) Some people just think feet are cute or pretty. I do not belong in either of these categories.
In fact, I must fight to contain the bouts of nausea that threaten to overwhelm me when I must look at someone’s feet that are unkempt and not freshly pedicured. Toenails that are not cut evenly, polish chipped off, scaly heels, dry feet… ugh I feel like I need to shower just typing that.Men in flip flops have always been the worst offenders. However, the new shoes with toes in them have now taken the lead.
A shoe that resembles a sock and outlines each toe like a glove has been appearing everywhere.
I was forced to see these up close as a man crossed his legs in the movie theatre next to me, thus causing me much difficulty in focusing my attention on the screen with that foot/sock/toe thing a mere inches away from touching me. I understand they are touted as great for the alignment as they maintain the natural flexibility of the foot. I could see they might be comfortable, but so are slippers, and you don’t see me wearing those outside of the house. It just seems too personal, too out there. My daughter even thought they had an oddly similar alien quality to them. Are these shoes the new birkenstocks? Shoes that become the new bohemian footwear calling card?
I will leave it at that this with my suggestion to the world. If you do not get regular pedicures, then wear normal shoes that cover your feet. If you want to wear flip flops or birkenstocks, then get regular pedicures to resolve the above stated offenses. They are not expensive. Feet are left soft and clean. Just don’t sit next to me to get one, because I still don’t want to look at your feet.