Thursday, May 07, 2009

Before and After

My sister has a pair of shoes that she loves… these brown ones. Apparently they are lovely to dance in. Though I can barely walk in anything with a heel, much less dance… even jiggle. I am more of a comfortable shoes kind of woman. (This is Daughter modelling the brown shoes. Being thirteen, Daughter longs for the day when she can wear shoes with heels.)

Anyway, for my sister’s birthday I agreed to get them copied here in Bangkok. The brown ones keep breaking and being repaired (though I have since discovered that she slips them on and off without undoing them: WHAT else would you expect? I said, being the sensible sister.) My sister says that they are the most comfortable shoes in the world. She said that she would love to have them in red; bright, beautiful, hooker red.

So I got them made for her at Liu’s Bootery underneath the Asoke skytrain stop on Sukhumvit Road. And when I went to the UK recently I took the new shoes.


What do you think?

11 comments:

Calistro said...

They look fantastic! Am amazed at what a great copy they made. Your sister will be delighted! :)

parlezvouskiwi said...

I love the red colour. I like it even better than the original.

Queenie said...

I think I want to go to Liu's Bootery. I also think that when your sister puts those shoes on, if she clicks her heels three times and makes a wish, it will undoubtedly come true.

Flowerpot said...

they are incredible. Me, I'm a Comfortable Shoe kind of girl....

ChrisH said...

Aw! What a kind sister you are! They're beautiful - and if she takes them off without undoing them you will have to slap her!

Debs said...

What a fabulous idea. Loving the colour too, gorgeous.

HelenMHunt said...

They are lovely - but I can't do high heels either!

JJ Beattie said...

Calistro, she was! She was really delighted.

Parlezvouskiwi, hello. Me too, I love the red ones... except I can't wear heels.

Queenie, I think you're right. I think that's exactly what will happen.

Flowerpot, oh me too, sadly.

Chris, I will. Can you believe it?

Debs, isn't the colour great? Officially 'hooker's red.'

Helen, yes, I'd just look at them... I couldn't wear them! *Sigh*

Lane said...

Ooh love these. Couldn't wear them but love them still:-)

Fiona said...

Oh what beautiful shoes!! Yet another reason to go to Bangkok!!!

Leigh said...

I'm not particularly into shoes, but even I can see that they are lovely. I hope she was suitably appreciative!