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The Open Toe Shoe Pledge April 20, 2009

Filed under: Tip of the Day,What were they thinking? — jenharris @ 9:23 am


Thank You to my fabulous friend Nikki Rae for passing this around via email every year…
Alright ladies, it’s that time of year once again!!! I think we need to be reminded of a few things. So my sisters, PLEASE, raise your big toes and repeat after me below…  


The Open Toed Shoe Pledge

As a member of the Cute Girl Sisterhood, I pledge to follow the Rules when wearing sandals and other open-toe shoes: 

I promise to always wear sandals that fit. My toes will not hang overand touch the ground, nor will my heels spill over the backs.  And the sides and tops of my feet will not pudge out between the straps. 

I will go polish-free or vow to keep the polish fresh, intact and chip-free.  I will not cheat and just touch up my big toe. 

I will sand down any mounds of skin before they turn hard and yellow.

I will shave the hairs off my big toe. 

I won’t wear pantyhose even if my misinformed girlfriend, coworker,mother, sister tells me the toe seam really will stay under my toes if I tuck it there. 

If a strap breaks, I won’t duct-tape, pin, glue or tuck it back into placehoping it will stay put.  I will get my shoe fixed or toss it. 

I will not live in corn denial; rather I will lean on my good friend Dr. Scholl’s if my feet need him.

I will resist the urge to buy jelly shoes at Payless for the low, low price of $4.99 even if my feet are small enough to fit into the kids’ sizes.  This is out of concern for my safety, and the safety of others. No one can walk properly when standing in a pool of sweat and I would hate to take someone down with me as I fall and break my ankle.

I will take my toe ring off toward the end of the day if my toes swelland begin to look like Vienna sausages.

I will be brutally honest with my girlfriend/sister/coworker when sheasks me if her feet are too ugly to wear sandals.  Someone has to tell her that her toes are as long as my fingers and no sandal makes creepy feet look good

I will promise if I wear flip flops that I will ensure that they actually flip and flop, making the correct noise while walking and I will swear NOT to slide or drag my feet while wearing them.

I will promise to go to my local nail salon at least once per season and have a real pedicure (they are about $25 or $35 and worth EVERY penny).

I will promise to throw away any white/off-white sandals that show signs of wear… nothing is tackier than dirty white sandals.


Boise! If you want a Pedi, go see Dominique Naegele-Clifford at The 5th Street Salon Belgravia Building, 5th & Main. 343-3400.  You can also DM her @nique22,  10% discount for Twitter Friends…including @Oprah.  🙂


5 Responses to “The Open Toe Shoe Pledge”

  1. I have never seen this before and I LOVE it! Though I am a little guilty of letting my polish chip. :S

  2. Dominique Says:

    Awww, thank you so much Jen!!! 😀

  3. Marylee Hale Says:

    You are so right on, Jenn! Love sandals and peep toe shoes, hate ugly feet. Keeping our toes groomed is just a small price to pay for the opportunity to wear adorable shoes in the summer!

    Isn’t this a silly thing to talk about, and somehow refreshing 🙂

  4. BoiseGuy Says:

    amen! as a gentleman who appreciates beauty it is nice that there is something defined that I can refer to…

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