No, no, I do not mean anything naughty!!... Truth be told, if we go to that direction, we will have to pay tribute to quite a lot of things that are (or at least can be...) better than shoes... But I will not be doing this... at least not in this post... perhaps in the future, if I ever feel adventurous enough ;)
What I mean is all those things that make us feel pampered... precious and certainly taken care of! For example, a visit to the beautician for a facial, a manicure, a pedicure, a new haircut or colouring, a relaxing massage with scented oils... or even the painful but undoubtedly necessary bikini wax! Yes, women the world over treat themselves to these little (or big...) pleasures (ok, I perhaps should not have mentioned the bikini wax...) since the beginning of time... or a bit later... in the beginning they were really hairy and ugly and surely did not look like they had been to the beautician... partly because there were no beauticians at the time...
But the fact is that we women love these things, the beauty treatments of all kinds, not only for their result (though we do look much better with them then without them) but also for the process, the experience, the time spent being looked after by a professional of beauty! And that, I bet, we all feel that in some level is better than shoes!
Some months ago, being on a small break in a sunny place to celebrate my birthday, I decided to take advantage of all that my hotel had to offer and I treated myself to the full blown beauty drill! The lots of it! I went for a facial and a relaxing massage, had a manicure and a pedicure and a cellulite treatment... not that I have any... just as a precaution... And at the end, to complete the treat, I did my hair! Boy, did I look super good afterwards! Amazing! Later, I went for dinner, wearing a nice dress and a pair of comfortable, so that I can go dancing afterwards, shoes (amazing Martin Margiela cutout ballerinas) and I sparkled like a diamond! There was no doubt in my mind that the whole experience had been better than shoes... better than my lovely ballerinas!!