‘Cinderella is proof that a pair of shoes can change your life’ I LOVE this quote and think that it is so true! My name is Jen and I have a shoe obsession. I love Shoes. All kinds but I have a soft spot for ballet shoes. I don’t discriminate though I will buy any kind of shoe. Of course I have my favourites that I wear most of the time. who doesn’t. I also have a few pairs that I brought on a whim and will probably never wear. Since having my son my shoe collection has reduced. sadly. when I moved from Qld to SA I couldn’t bring much with me so I left behind probably about 100 pairs of shoes. Saddest day of my life (first world problems). However slowly my collection is growing again. I have about 40 pairs of shoes. Nowhere near as many as I had at my peak but getting there! So has a pair of shoes changed my life? Not so much in the literal sense. I do however believe that they make my life better. The right pair of shoes can make or break an outfit. They give me the confidence to go out and lift my head high. Self confidence is a great thing and I think a great pair of shoes can really boost it. You can also tell a lot about a person by what sort of shoes they wear. To me ballet flats say a person is fun but practical, thongs (or flip-flops for you non Australians) say relaxed and easy-going. People who wear heels all the time to me mean they are insecure while comfort shoes to me mean a person is practical and boring. People who wear sneakers all the time (unless you’re a gym junkie and live there) say that you don’t really care what other people think and like to play it safe. These are just my opinions on what I think shoes say about a person. There have been studies done on the subject my many people which are quite interesting to read. So next time you put on or buy a pair of shoes think about what they are saying about you.