I was born in the year of the Goat. I was also born a Capricorn. We are talking double goat here. If you were to ask me, I would say I’m not stubborn about much. If you were to ask honest me, then you might hear a couple stories that articulate what some might call an extremely disturbing power of sticking to things. Honest me might recount the tale of the tunnel slide, where five year old Sophie was determined to take a running leap into that tunnel, climbing victoriously to the top. Despite scraping her back, she turned around and tried again. A casual twenty times. Many Barbie band-aids. No pain, no gain. Playground edition.
This has little to no bearing on why I am so attracted and entranced by all black shoes. And why I must have them all. No bearing, whatsoever. Mmm, shiny.
While taking a peak into my shoe closet right now in Berlin, or even the one I left behind in Melbourne, you might be tempted to ask, ‘Hey Soph… how come you have fifty of the same shoe? Fifty black pairs of clunky, leathery shoes. All black and clunky?’. Assuming you want to survive the experience and leave my apartment with all limbs in their original places, you are quite inclined to agree that I need each of these like the blood in my veins and that yes, all are completely different and essential and run. Run.
Black, bloody, shoes. All shapes and sizes. Please don’t even try to approach me with a red one, god forbid a white one.
Black shoes. Year of the Goat.
Here is a (short) list of my essential black shoes, that I need equally.
The Platform, always higher than thou
Buy @ Dollskill
The Docs, big-bad-boss woman
Buy @ Dr Martens
The Simple, that no fuss lady-like ankle
Buy @ Everlane
The Aussie, croc fights + drinking stubbies
Buy @ Blundstone
The Brogue, blatant business action
Buy @ Zomp
The Combat Booties, kicking down doors etc.
Buy @ Nasty Gal
The Dainty Loafer, a whole lotta woman
Buy @ Zomp
The Pump, a deep lover of all friends
Buy @ Stylenanda
Featured image from Dolls Kill, a heavenly pair of starry, knee high power-platforms. I have lived to see so many beautiful things.
Over and out amigos.