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Here Comes the Br(oads)ide

You know, sometimes I wonder if other blog writers are having trouble coming up with material. Why else would the New Orleans Bride Magazine ask on their “Wediquette Wednesday”, Is it OK to go barefoot at the reception?.

And even moreso, how could they come up with the answer they did?

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High Heels are WEIRD

I imagine you read about the study from a few weeks back that determined that men tend to prefer women wearing high heels.

My suspicion is that the results are extremely culturally dependent.

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Hippie Fashion Trend?

Slate recently had an article about how Hippie fashion is back for men. Is that a good thing?.

Well of course it’s a good thing. On one condition . . .

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Socially Acceptable

A while back (i.e., May), fellow barefooter Mike Berrow put together a compilation of twitter tweets showing a lot of folks say they’d go barefoot if it were socially acceptable.

But it mostly is acceptable. So why don’t these people give it a try?

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Did you know that there used to be a “National Barefoot Freedom Week”? It was officially designated for the years 1959 through 1966, inclusive, and, from what I can tell, ran from the Saturday through Saturday that included October 1st.

But before you read further, you need to lower the gain on your irony meters.

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You Have to be High to Wear Heels

And by “high” I mean on some pretty powerful painkillers. That was illustrated for us by Emma Thompson at the Golden Globes.

And she’s not the only one (really only kind of) rebelling against high heels.

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I spent the weekend in Springfield, Illinois, for the wedding of a dear friend’s daughter. I’m afraid I’ve reached the age where my own kids are getting married, along with the kids of my sibling and close friends.

And you know what that means: shoes.

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