I had this interesting thought today: why is it that women always seem to have the obsession with shoes (and accessories in general, but that’s a whole other beast)? Why is it when we start talking shoes, guys roll their eyes like we’re crazy? Further, do men have the same addiction to shoes, not just ATVs and motorcycles? And then this thought struck me: is it this way because society makes it so?

Our perceptions and behaviors are shaped by society around us and certain expectations that have been set in place. Whether these are old-school social tendencies that were set in place years ago when certain events hadn’t occurred yet (think women’s suffrage here), or they are new ones set in place in the past five years, certain behaviors are often shaped by what we’re told by others. (Where these “others” get their ideas is also a completely different discussion, one best left to someone other than a lowly shoe addict.)

Now, maybe this is too deep a subject to apply to something as small as shoes. But I don’t think so. I’d be interested to know: for the guys out there, who has a shoe addiction? What kind of shoes? What do you love about them? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Until next time, shoe lovers!