Hallo Ihr Lieben,
I have lots of shoes. Some people might say I have too many. But hey, I can't help myself. I need all of them. Over the last couple of months I have realized that Americans and Germans have a lot in common....but there are some differences when it comes to shoes.
Here are 3 examples that stand out the most to me.
1) Running shoes.
The name already says it. You wear them when you go out running. They are not made for things like shopping, going to a restaurant, to a museum, to your hair stylist etc. Okay, you might say that they are comfortable. But don't you agree that there are nice sneakers which look a looooot better? I mean, do running shoes really look good when you wear them to a jeans or even a dress? In my opinion NO. But I am a German. So maybe I am wrong. 311 million Americans can't be wrong. I guess. It is just hard for me to understand that you actually wear them when you don't run. Maybe people just want to be prepared for an exceptional situation. You never know when you have to run. Your life could be in danger. But again, you could just wear sneakers. You can run with them too. I have never seen people wearing running shoes outside of a forest, a stadium or things like that in Germany. I have one pair of running shoes. So I wear them maybe once a year. I guess an average American has at least 5 pairs of them. David and I have talked about the topic a lot. He can't understand my problem. I guess no American can.
2) Flip Flops in February.
It was February when I flew to America for the first time. I wore boots, a winter coat, a scarf, gloves etc. But the first thing I saw at the American airport when I arrived was lots of Americans in Flip Flops. It was freezing cold outside. So cold that I thought they would get frostbite on their toes. I was glad that I had my warm socks and boots. But 3 out of 5 people at the airport were barefoot. And they have to leave the building at some point. So I just didn't get it.
Is there a reason that I can't see? Don't you get cold feet? If not: how do you do it? Help me! I would love to be able to wear summer shoes in winter. That would make me look really bad ass.
3) Plateau Flip Flops
I am not sure if they exist outside of America. I have never seen then anywhere else. Which was kind of nice.
(I apology ifanybody feels offended by me. This is just my opinion. And I like making fun of things. Lots of Germans definitely have a really bad taste too. So please feel free to make fun of all the odd Germans. We can take it.)
Which shoes do you hate?
Have a lovely weekend!