Why torture your feet?
It’s amazing what lengths some people will go to in the name of looking good, whether they go for fad diets and spend most of their lives bouncing from one detox to another, or opt for Botox injections and plastic surgery. However, there’s one thing that seemingly every woman on the high street does from time to time, and that’s forcing her feet into torturous (and often expensive) high heels for a night out!
A recent news story covered by BBC news reported how street pastors in Taunton took the kind measure of handing out £1 pairs of flip flops to revellers that needed to remove their uncomfortable shoes after a night out. The scheme began in 2008 and the church behind it estimates that over 2,000 pairs have been handed out since.
The church is now asking those that have benefited from the initiative over the last four years to hand back pairs that they don’t need any more so that they can be washed and re-used. The flip flop ‘amnesty’ will allow people to return pairs anonymously to a green bucket outside the North Street church in the centre of town every Saturday evening until around mid-May.
So while it’s hard to define what’s ‘too much’ when it comes to dressing up, when a charitable scheme is set up to rescue stricken women after a night out on the tiles, there’s a sense that something might be going a little wrong!
However, with so many different colours and styles of sandals, shoes and flip flops available online, it really needn’t be the case that footwear has to cost an arm and a leg (or a foot for that matter). A fantastic selection of gladiator sandals can befound at Littlewoods.com that combine style with comfort to wave those painful Saturday night niggles away. And if you do decide to keep on with the six-inch stilettos every weekend, at least pack your own pair of £1 sandals, just in case of emergencies!