So, my husband hates my birkenstocks. He has nothing against my somewhat loose hippy dippy happy ways – he himself used to sport a goatee, eat toffuti and play along to Chris Kristopherson. He just sincerely doe not like the look of them on me and in the past month, has conveniently brought me home two new pairs of shoes to replace them with. And while super sweet, neither of them compare – in both looks and comfort – to my light purple metallic birks.So, what do I do?I mean this sincerely. I trust my husband implicitly. When pressed, he just mumbles something about them making my feet look like Barney Rubble impostors. But I have a wonky foot and these are sooo comfortable and they are PURPLE – nothing is ever bad in purple, right? ( My kids are tweens, so apparently Barney no longer exists in my universe)I have little doubt that he is looking out for my best interest here, I am neither offended or hurt. That said, I am a little self-conscious wearing them out of the house now. He may likely be right, they are not flattering. To be fair, I am a firm believer in being able to not look too schleppy and remain super comfortable – the days of pitting comfort against style are dated and aged (and to the fashion editors who continue to battle them out – so are you, suckah!!).So the question remains (Actually it has evolved into a few questions):
- Would you wear something that your partner genuinely thought was doing you a disservice?
- Would you wear something that YOU genuinely though was doing you a disservice but chose to disregard?
- Would it make a difference if it was your bff/Stacey/Clinton calling you Barney, rather than your partner?
- Should I just replace the dang shoes already?