SCBWI's Blueboard - A Message & Chat Board

No Business Like Shoe Business

Discussion started on

I'm writing a story about creepy crawlies who need to get shoes, so I have two questions:
what expensive footwear companies are there?
What are the most uncomfortable shoes you can get?

Hope you're walking well!
Thanks, TE.
#1 - May 25, 2021, 10:12 AM

40 Days for Life
Global Moderator
Poster Plus
  • **
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region carolinas
Thundering, I don't know about shoe companies except for Nikes or Addidas but the most uncomfortable shoes are high heels. I don't know how women dance so beautifully in heels. I've not owned a pair for 20 yrs.
#2 - May 25, 2021, 11:58 AM
Little Thief! Max & Midnight, Bound, Ten Easter Eggs & 100+ bks/mags
https://vijayabodach.blogspot.com https://bodachbooks.blogspot.com

Poster Plus
  • ***
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI Region australiaeastnz
(Ballet) pointe shoes are torture. But that's probably far too specific!   ;D
#3 - May 25, 2021, 02:23 PM

Global Moderator
Poster Plus
  • ***
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region longislandny
I bet a Google search will answer both of these, but consider what kinds o shoes kids will have heard of. Most won't know brands beyond sneakers. Any shoe that does not fit well can be very uncomfortable.
#4 - May 25, 2021, 06:06 PM
Website: http://www.debbievilardi.com/
Twitter: @dvilardi1

Designer dress shoes are probably the most expensive, but the name of what is fashionable can change with the season so it might not be a good idea to use a specific name. Super high stiletto heels must have been invented by someone who wanted to torture women. I'm too tall to wear them, but even looking at them makes me cringe.
#5 - May 25, 2021, 07:02 PM

(Ballet) pointe shoes are torture. But that's probably far too specific!   ;D
Just to pick up on that: my username is derived from an elephant who aspires to become a ballerina.
#6 - May 26, 2021, 09:22 AM

Global Moderator
Poster Plus
  • ***
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI Region canadaeast
There are shoes that look uncomfortable that aren't: e.g. wooden clogs or geta.

There are high pumps like Jimmy Choo's that kids wouldn't know.

There are crocs -- that should never be worn in public

Birkenstock, Steve Madden, Doc Martens -- but nothing especially kid friendly or outrageous.

Actually, more than any other shoe, I hate Uggs. No support at all.
#7 - May 26, 2021, 09:50 AM
« Last Edit: May 26, 2021, 09:52 AM by David Wright »

40 Days for Life
Global Moderator
Poster Plus
  • **
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region carolinas
Just to pick up on that: my username is derived from an elephant who aspires to become a ballerina.

My cats sound like thundering elephants sometimes :cat

(Ballet) pointe shoes are torture. But that's probably far too specific!   ;D

Sonya, do they hurt even when you're not standing on your toes? Though I'm no dancer, I love pink ballet flats.
#8 - May 26, 2021, 11:54 AM
Little Thief! Max & Midnight, Bound, Ten Easter Eggs & 100+ bks/mags
https://vijayabodach.blogspot.com https://bodachbooks.blogspot.com

Thanks. Actually, picking up on the name of this thread:
Bear in mind this is about a centipede:
Eddie's 100 Steps to Success or "No business like shoe business".
I'm going to write it regardless: just to get back in the mode.
#9 - May 27, 2021, 07:39 AM

40 Days for Life
Global Moderator
Poster Plus
  • **
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region carolinas
Have fun with it, Fiona. I remember a book about a centipede who lost his ability to walk because he started thinking too much about his feet. Sometimes, writing is like that for me. Singing too--if I have to wrack my brain too much I get mixed up. Hence the value of practice.
#10 - May 27, 2021, 08:20 AM
Little Thief! Max & Midnight, Bound, Ten Easter Eggs & 100+ bks/mags
https://vijayabodach.blogspot.com https://bodachbooks.blogspot.com

Have fun with it, Fiona. I remember a book about a centipede who lost his ability to walk because he started thinking too much about his feet. Sometimes, writing is like that for me. Singing too--if I have to wrack my brain too much I get mixed up. Hence the value of practice.
If that were the case, am I not bordering on plagiarism?

#11 - May 27, 2021, 09:15 AM

40 Days for Life
Global Moderator
Poster Plus
  • **
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region carolinas
If that were the case, am I not bordering on plagiarism?

Nope. Because ideas are not copyrightable. Your execution will be your own unique way of telling the story.

#12 - May 27, 2021, 10:34 AM
Little Thief! Max & Midnight, Bound, Ten Easter Eggs & 100+ bks/mags
https://vijayabodach.blogspot.com https://bodachbooks.blogspot.com

Members:

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.