Argh. As if I wasn't already self-conscious about my looks (jeans too tight! hair too floppy! skin not perfect!), Lucky Magazine (magalog? sell-a-thon?)* has an article about how hard it is for women with "big feet" to find shoes. How do they define "big feet"? Apparently a size 9 and above is unladylike and shameful.
WTF, Lucky. I wear a size 8 1/2 to 9, and I have never in my life thought my feet should be daintier and smaller. Especially since the most common shoe size for American women is an 8 1/2. But man, according to Lucky, once you go up a half-size from the norm, your feet suddenly become hideously oversized.
Now, I've seen big feet. My best friend growing up wore a women's size 11, and yes, she had a hard time finding great heels that weren't too stripper-esque. But jesus, give us ladies a break. What will be next on your glossy full-color list of Things That You Should Feel Bad About: "30 Days to Your Cutest Ears EVER"? "Big-Toe Slimdown Secrets"? "Are Your Elbows Aging You?"
*I didn't buy Lucky, I promise. I just flipped through it this morning at the grocery store. Of all the things in life I could spend $4 on, that magazine falls somewhere on the desirability list between superglue and store-brand bologna.