Do you have proper foot etiquette?

Please raise your BIG TOE and repeat after me:

As a member of the Faux Paux Sisterhood, I pledge to follow The Rules when I wear 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, 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 in to place hoping it will stay put. I will get my shoe fixed or toss it. No matter how much it hurts.

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' sizes. 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 look like they've been dragged behind her car on the way to work and no sandal in the world is going to make her feet look good.

I will promise if I wear flip flops, that I will ensure 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 to my local beauty school at least once per season and have a real pedicure (they are about $15 and worth EVERY penny). I say spend another $15.00 and get a even better one.

And finally...

I will promise to throw away any white/off-white sandals that show signs of wear...nothing is tackier than dirty white sandals. For all our sakes, please don't keep this to yourself - pass it on to

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Jenni  – (4/15/2005 9:29 AM)  

Can I add two????!!

I promise not to wear heals that are too big for me, thereby leaving a gap in between the back of the shoe and my heel and making an awful clip clop sound.

I promise to NEVER wear socks with sandals.

eva  – (4/25/2005 10:33 PM)  

It drives me bats when I see people wearing (or trying on to buy) sandals that are too small! ARGH!

Thank you for your post. And I promise to remember to shave my big toes. :D

Heather  – (4/26/2005 9:38 AM)  

Shame you didn't write this.

HomeJewel  – (4/26/2005 12:42 PM)  

I know, Heather! I asked the person I got it from who wrote it and she didn't know. Thanks for giving me the link. I now have it included in the post.

Anonymous –   – (4/28/2005 10:05 AM)  

Too funny...and tragically true...the sad people committing these fashion faux pas are the same ones letting their underwear and bra straps hang out too!...ugh


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