Check out this hilarious entry by Rachel and the City regarding “dumb shoes” that girls wore at this year’s Lollapalooza festival in Chicago.
I do have to say, wearing cowboy boots is really played out, but not the stupidest thing you could wear to a festival if you plan on being in the crowd. Gladiator shoes, however, are very stupid. These black cone-heel shoes are not practical, but they are quite sexy. But these espadrilles are just plan ugly and should not be allowed to be worn in public.
Deciding on the proper foot attire for a music festival is in fact a big deal. Maybe not so much for the boys as the girls. I do think very carefully about my shoe selection. That’s because you’re committing yourself to wearing the same shoe for about 8 hours outdoors and standing. You have to really weigh the consequences of the shoe you choose to wear. Do you A- wear sneakers to be comfortable but run the risk of getting horrible sock tan? B- wear a pair of flat sandals to be comfortable but run the risk of getting your exposed foot trampled on? or C- wear ridiculously high/platform/wedge shoes that look really cute with your outfit, but will leave you crying and hobbling by the end of the night?
In the last month I’ve done both A and C. I admit–during Siren Festival you probably saw me wearing “stupid shoes”–a pair of wedge Dr. Scholl’s. Indeed, every boardwalk journey was an exercise in pain, but I got to be less of a midget. This weekend at Warped I wore Chuck Taylors, not only to blend in, but to protect my feet, even though I wasn’t planning on mosh pitting. I just knew there would be a lot more walking involved in a potentially gross parking lot. I was right. My sock tan wasn’t too bad, so I wasn’t terribly upset with the results of wearing the Chucks.
Footwear can be a very complicated choice sometimes…what has been your best/worst concert shoe decision?