The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

6 January 2006

Keeping instep

Nick Lachey says he used to walk around in Jessica Simpson's shoes.

Immediate reaction:

  • She obviously isn't a petite size 6B;
  • There's hope for Maureen Dowd yet.

Incidentally, shoes of identical length, if size X in a man's style, are size (X + 1.5) in a woman's style at least, on the American scale.

Posted at 3:53 PM to Rag Trade


That would help to explain Jessica's preference for very high heels. They make a large foot look appreciably smaller. Just ask my wife.

(Wait -- Sweetie, NO! Put down that cleaver!)

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at 11:12 AM on 7 January 2006

The woman who wears a 10 proudly is much happier than the woman who should wear an 8 but insists on squeezing herself into a 7.

Posted by: CGHill at 12:17 PM on 7 January 2006

Come to think of it, I used to date someone who wore a size 4 shoe, and she couldn't wear much of a heel at all: her foot would wind up almost perpendicular to the ground.

This seems like as good a time as any to mention that Dolly Parton wears a 5. ("Things don't grow in the shade," she explained.)

Posted by: CGHill at 12:20 PM on 7 January 2006