Too many shoes? Never

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but what does she love just as much? Her shoes of course.

D'Nieka Hartsfield

D’Nieka Hartsfield

A woman can never have too many pairs. There are just too many styles to choose from. So many jaw-dropping choices that even a person like myself who loathes long hours of shopping will spend a full day shopping for shoes.

For the most part my outfit depends on what shoes I decide to wear for the day.

In my last article, I spoke about bargain shopping and never paying full price for what I wear. But when it comes to shoes, I am more than willing to splurge. Still, it is definitely a plus when you snag the last pair in your size and even better when they are on sale.

I remember two years ago when one of my favorite designer shoe carriers was having a great sale. My family and I actually arrived early and waited outside for the doors to open along with 100 other women and their families.

Once inside in a hurried browsing, this young woman and I spotted the same shoes, one pair left. She looked at me, I looked at her. Who would be the first to grab them? I think we were both thinking the same thing. Would it be un-ladylike to dive in for them? I dared and I prevailed!

I still love them today as they sit artistically positioned on a shelf in my walk-in closet.

In my 20s, I was all about platform pumps. But my current favorite picks are a sharp-pointed toe classic pump, pointed toe flats, wedges and ankle boots (booties). I love my pumps the most but they are not the most work friendly. I substitute them with my wedges so If I were to step on a crack there may not be the serious repercussions of skinned knees or the face meeting the ground.

No matter if they kill your feet when you walk or put a dent in your account, shoes will always be one of the most adored by many.

D’Nieka Hartsfield is planning on doing some shoe retail therapy in the near future. You can reach her at or find her on Facebook.