Sometimes I catch myself watching shoes as they pass by me. I'm most often outside a coffee shop wishing I liked the taste of tobacco so I could be the image of Paris like the rest of these chic people embody.
You can tell a lot about a person by the shoes they wear.
My mother back when she was single and living in Vail, Colorado used to have this list. Whether it was a mental or physical one I don't remember. But the list had all the characteristics of a man that she wanted and on it was good shoes, I don't remember much about what else was on this list apart from the shoe bit and that it was very long.
But now as I sit here in front of The Broken Arm, a concept coffee shop in a chic fashion-centered area of Paris I wonder if she was right. Do the shoes we wear reveal our social class?
And just how often do humans gauge someones sense of wealth by the external objects they put on their bodies?