Monday, June 1, 2009

Summer Feet PSA

I had planned to do this very same PSA, but read it on Blonde Sagacity's blog. It's perfect, so I'm reprinting it (p.s. you really need to see the pictures on her blog):

Annual Blonde Sagacity "Feet" PSA
Unfortunately I have already seen quite a few violators and it isn't even officially summer...that rampant feet faux pas elucidate the need for the yearly re-posting of:

The Open Toed Shoe Pledge

As a member of the Cute Girl Sisterhood, I pledge to follow the Rules when wearing sandals and other open-toe shoes:

I promise to always wear sandals that fit. My toes will not hang over and touch the ground, nor will my heels spill over the backs. And the sides and tops of my feet will not pudge out between the straps.

I will go polish-free or vow to keep the polish fresh, intact and chip-free.

I will not cheat and just touch up my big toe.

I will sand down any mounds of skin before they turn hard and yellow.

I will shave the hairs off my big toe.

I won't wear pantyhose even if my misinformed girlfriend, coworker, mother or sister tells me the toe seam really will stay under my toes if I tuck it there.

If a strap breaks, I won't duct-tape, pin, glue or tuck it back into place hoping it will stay put. I will get my shoe fixed or toss it.

I will not live in corn denial; rather I will lean on my good friend Dr. Scholl's if my feet need him.

I will resist the urge to buy jelly shoes at Payless for the low, low price of $4.99 even if my feet are small enough to fit into the kids' size. This is out of concern for my safety, and the safety of others. No one can walk properly when standing in a pool of sweat and I would hate to take someone down with me as I fall and break my ankle.

I will take my toe ring off toward the end of the day if my toes swell and begin to look like Vienna sausages.

I will be brutally honest with my girlfriend/sister/coworker when she asks me if her feet are too ugly to wear sandals. Someone has to tell her that her toes are as long as my fingers and no sandal makes creepy feet look good.

I will promise if I wear flip flops that I will ensure that they actually flip and flop, making the correct noise while walking and I will swear NOT to slide or drag my feet while wearing them.

I will promise to go my local nail salon at least once per season and have a real pedicure (they are about $30 and worth EVERY penny). (Personally, I think one should go every two weeks...)

I will promise to throw away any white/off-white sandals that show signs of wear... nothing is tackier than dirty white sandals.

Don't keep this to yourself - pass it on to other sisters...

Sign the Pledge, __________________________________

(And MEN, you're not exempt. if you are going to wear Reefs or some other acceptable open-toed male footwear...PLEASE make sure your nails are trimmed and not the color of lemonade and that foot hairs are trimmed. Your effort will be appreciated by all. Thanks.)

Thank you, Blonde Sagacity. The summer will be a prettier place because of your post.


Joey said...

I think I need to pass this along to my dad. He wore navy socks with his sandals to Seamus McDaniel last weekend. I was SO. EM. BARRASSED!

Shoeaddict said...

This should be the LAW!

Lesli said...

Amen! Joey, my husband was wearing socks with sandals last weekend--I was embarrassed too, for him! These are good rules to follow-I get a pedi every 2 weeks. As my friend, Caitlin, says--no ugly, old, gross, dry elephant feet for us! :)