“Toe-drag”, “toe overhang”, “toe spillage”, “skrimping”, “too small sandals”, “hot mess”, whatever term you use to reference toes that hang over the shoe is your decision. But we have got to put a stop to this plaguing pandemic. I originally wrote this post in 2011 for www.cardigansandpearls.com, but it’s relevant today and still needs to be addressed. My friend (hey Dianne!) asked me to repost it.. and she has every right to be concerned. It’s a new season and ladies all over are rocking the sexy sandal. And why shouldn’t we? They’re daring, sexy, funky and feminine; and for all you gym freaks, they make the calves look like a million bucks. Owwww!
So now it’s 2013 and the same rules apply. I have vowed to always tell my friends the truth even when it hurts so here it goes: if you can feel the tip of your sandal with your toes, your sandals are too small. If your toes touch the ground at any point, your sandals are too small. If your toes ooze out of your sandals looking like a pack of Jimmy Dean sausages (see picture above), your sandals are way too small. If your toes spill out onto the sides or bust out in between the straps, girlfriend, they are too small!
If you look up and your feet resemble any of these “Oh No She Didn’t” pictures, do yourself a favor: trash the shoes and go one size up. I can’t let you go out like that.. I care too much. You can even donate to Salvation Army or drop them in one of those yellow bins that are all over the place. If it’s too hard to part, allow your girlfriend to come to your place and get them when you’re not home. By any means necessary. Be careful if you have wide feet too. Wide feet can produce terrible side spillage. It’s not worth the embarrassment of seeing a twitpic of your big toe spilling out of your shoe all over Twitter. And even if it’s just one toe hanging, it’s still not okay. It may be a great idea to purchase foot pads which help prevent your feet from sliding forward because that’s often inevitable. Most shoe stores sell foot pads and they’re pretty affordable. Also, try taking an honest friend with you while shoe shopping. Someone who you know will tell you the truth.
And let’s not forget heel drag! Same rules apply. Just follow the instructions listed above and replace the word toes with heels. Happy Summer to all of my Shoe Lovers!