We all know just about all the measurements we need to know to select our shoes: size (length), width, heel height–that sort of thing. But apparently, we’ve been missing one on a rather important one. The other day, while browsing Zappos, I came upon this description:
Yep! We never even considered the weight of the shoe! How crazy is that? So, perhaps we should be aware that these Etro riding boots would add 19 oz each to our frame–that’s almost 2 1/2 lbs more than we weigh (gasp!). But don’t worry: you’ll compensate as your wallet will become proportionately lighter, as you’ve just got rid of about $1000:
By contrast, these Belle by Sigerson Morrison skimmers are light as a feather, at about 4 oz each–adding just 1/2 lb to your frame:
As far as I can see, this feature has been added only for the newest styles. So what do you think–will it in any way influence the way you select shoes? Just about now I’m thinking that my Timberland boots must weigh about 15 lbs each, which is probably the reason I haven’t worn them in 3 years….Hmmm…I sense a shoe-closet purge in the near future….