Whenever I am buying shoes, I try to remember the wise words from the Guyanese proverb: ‘When yah like play cheap yah does pay dare,’ that my Godmother always preached to me. She was a firm believer in choosing quality over quantity especially for items that played an integral part in your daily life.
Unfortunately, I have inherited a bunion (a bony bump formation at the joint of your big toe) from my father’s side of the family. So as you can imagine, finding beautiful shoes to fit my aesthetically different feet has always been burdensome. The right shoes were too ugly and the cute fashionable ones didn’t last and caused me even more damage. I felt a constant urge to buy whatever was trending even if it wasn’t suitable for my feet…..