Blue Bridal Shoes Biography
Women and shoes
A poll of 1,057 women by the Consumer Reports National Research Center for shopping magazine ShopSmart found U.S. women on average own 19 pairs of shoes although they only wear four pairs regularly while 15 percent have over 30 pairs.
According to Glamour, the average woman will buy 469 pairs of shoes in her lifetime. All in all, she will end up spending $25,000 on shoes.
Former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos owned 1,200 pairs of shoes.
What Madonna wears: Being one of the most elegant women all over the world, Madonna is a shoes collector. Her wardrobe today contains several hundreds pairs. Some of her shoes are so precious and fragile, that Madonna never puts them on and keeps carefully packed in silk paper. Only sometimes she takes them out of the wardrobe, has a look at the shoes- and then hides them again. However, the singer does not disdain to wear less luxurious shoes, for example, Adidas or Converse sneakers. Usually she buys a new pair long before this design appears in the shops.
A new report indicates that on average, women begin wearing at age 12 and continue doing so until they’re 63.
Altocalciphilia is the condition of having a high heel fetish, as in “Carrie Bradshaw had a borderline case of altocalciphilia.”
Symbolism and Superstition of Shoes
In Biblical times a sandal was given as a sign of an oath.
In the Middle Ages a father passed his authority over his daughter to her husband in a shoe ceremony. At the wedding, the groom handed the bride a shoe, which she put on to show she was then his subject.
Today in the U.S. shoes are tied to the bumper of the bridal couple’s car. This is a reminder of the days when a father gave the groom one of his daughter’s shoes as a symbol of a changing caretaker.
In Hungary the groom drinks a toast to his bride out of her wedding slipper.
Shoe dreams deal with walking certain paths in our lives. If you are wearing tight Shoes, the road you are traveling is hard, and much sorrow is involved. Comfortable Shoes indicate you are in a good place in your life and success is around the corner. Buying Shoes indicates you still have quite a distance to travel until you reach your goals. Dirty, worn-down Shoes encourage us to examine our spiritual walk, or ask us to take a walk of faith.
Superstition says that to dream of losing a shoe predicts an illness. This may originate from an old rural superstition from the UK that advises to burn a smelly old shoe in the home to avoid infection in the house. Dusty shoes indicate an unexpected journey and shinny shoes mean happiness in love.
In the Western world, tossing old boots in the wake of departing ships was thought to insure a sailor’s safe return home. This tradition is carried out in modern times by tying shoes to the car bumpers after a wedding. This action is said to:1, assure a happy home life; 2, keep a husband from wandering; 3, and all the roads a family takes will always lead back to the home.
In matters of love, if shoes are placed on the left side of the bed in the form of a “T” it is said that a vision of your love will come to call in your sleep. Do not put your shoes souls up under your bed, as superstitions indicate this will cause nightmares and cramps.
Placing shoes caddywampus in your doorway is a good way to outsmart devils from entering your door. Place one shoe with toes facing out the door, and the other shoe with toes facing in – this is said to confuse dense little demons and keep your home evil-free.
Placing shoes on top of a table is symbolic of death. The origin of this superstition comes from the times of hangings in which convicted prisoners were hanged with their shoes still on. Upon letting loose of the noose, their shoes would tap on the surface – the association was translated to table tops.
Itchy Feet: An itching foot foretold a long journey from which the person would derive pleasure (or walk on strange/foreign ground). If it was the right sole then the person was either going somewhere they would be welcomed; or would undertake a task and be successful in it. The opposite was true for the left sole. Itching feet could also mean a sign of sorrow and some believed it was the forecast of a new shoes. In the Middle Ages shoes neede to be broken in which might mean a sorry situation, also the ida of new shoe may related to a death in the family.
Leaving Your Outdoor Shoes at the Door: In Japan it is customary for a person entering establishments or homes to leave there outdoor shoes at the door and slip into a pair of slippers. This custom has evolved into a custom for many people in every culture. The proper shoe etiquettes depend on where you are and what the preferred custom requires.
Shoes ETIQUETTES IN ISLAM: When putting on shoes, begin by placing the right foot into the right shoe first. When removing the shoes, remove the left shoe first. Do not walk while wearing one shoe only, either wear both shoes or remove both.
According to the Code of Jewish law (the Shulchan Aruch), when putting on shoes, the right shoe goes on first. When tying shoes. the left shoe is tied first. When shoes are taken off, the left shoe comes off first. This custom is based on the belief that the right is more important than the left. Therefore, the right foot should not remain uncovered while the left is covered. Shoes should be tied from the left since knotted teffilin is worn on the left arm.
On the historic day of mourning, Tisha b’Av, Jews are prohibited from wearing leather shoes. The same prohibition applies on Yom Kippur to show remorse and penance. In the Book of Isaiah (20:2), Isaiah is commanded to remove his sandals as a sign of mourning. Shoes also play a part in the mourning period after a death. During the period of shiva, the seven days of mourning, leather shoes may not be worn. In Talmudic times, both the pall bearers and the mourners went barefoot.
The question of shoes also arises in Jewish burials. The body of the deceased may be wearing shoes, but only if the shoes are made of linen or cotton. Most Jews are buried in a shroud which covers the feet, so the issue never arises.
It is against the law to take your shoes off if you have smelly feet in a theatre in Winnatka, Illinois.
It is illegal to walk down a street in Maine with your shoelaces untied.
In Ohio, women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.
In North Dakota, it is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.