I just don't understand peep-toe boots.
Tej IMed me to ask me where I stand on the peep-toe ankle bootie. And I had to admit I hadn't given it any thought.
So I Googled. To form a concrete opinion.
Nine West is a brand I like. And yet, they say on their website, about this peep-toe bootie to the left, "This ankle bootie is ready to be the life of your closet!"
It could be that I am entirely wrong about this. But I think they're just plain ugly. And unflattering. And dumb.
Boots? They are for winter. For warmth.
Poking a hole in the toe? Opening up the back? This makes them the opposite of warm.
It's more of a shoe bootie. A shootie?
So I recognize full well that one could call me the opposite of trendy. Which would be, well, I don't know what.
The truth is, I haven't been trendy since Reagan, or maybe Bush senior. The last time I can remember really trying was high school. When, at various points, I had: a Cyndi Lauper criss-cross shaved into the side of my head; pegged jeans; a short on one side, long on the other bob; a neon green "Relax" t-shirt; bright blue mascara; neon orange nailpolish; and jelly flats.
I think you could genuinely have called me trendy back then.
And even then, I didn't have a pair of ankle booties. I wanted some, though. But we lived in India, and there weren't any to be had. I did covet this bright blue pair belonging to one of my French classmates.
So my taste was questionable. But trendy!
But I digress.
What's with this peep-toe bootie business? I'd like to know. Is it that designers get bored of making pretty things? Or they want to see how far they can push people?
They aren't attractive on their own, and they flatter pretty much nobody. I think it's one of those things that women will buy because it's trendy, and men will hate because they aren't hot, and after a few wearings those booties will be shoved to the back of the closet, sad, lonely, and partying all by themselves.
Or maybe men do think they're hot? I don't presume to understand what fires men up, and sometimes it's things I truly don't understand. Maybe men love the peep-toe ankle bootie? And not in a cross-dressing kind of way?
I'd say no, all around no, but I've been wrong about these things before.