I have always had a love affair with shoes — probably because I can’t wear most of them that are out there. That’s probably one reason why I notice them. When shopping with my sister as a young adult, we’d always visit the shoe stores and she’d try on shoes of every shape and size. Shoes always look great on her because she has high arches — as did my mother.
I read somewhere some place, some time, about the correlation between the economy and the length of women’s skirts. I wonder if there’s the same correlation between the economy and the height of shoes court reporters wear.
Less than a week ago, I was in attendance at the Orange County Courthouse for a hearing. To get there, you have to park in a separate building, walk about a block to get to the front lobby, wind through security and then up the elevators to one of 23 floors. I didn’t notice their skirt lengths, but I did notice a few other Orlando court reporters wearing the highest heeled, pointiest shoes while at the same time, carrying large shoulder bags and wheeling behind them their steno carrying cases.
For those court reporters able and willing to perform this high-wire balancing act, I urge you to check out the wild shoes of Kobi Levi, an Israeli shoe designer. Maybe we could make a suggestion for a shoe with a heel shaped like a tripod!