Men need shoes too!

5 Year Project

A few months ago I found myself in the surreal situation where in a meeting I was chairing at work my colleagues somehow got into a conversation about shoes. I have a fairly charismatic and extrovert colleague and I lay the blame squarely at her feet for leading us astray.  It was clear that I had lost control of the meeting so I suggested that we might usefully break for lunch and pick up the agenda after lunch.

Over lunch is where the conversation got interesting; female colleagues talked about where they liked to buy shoes and shared shoe buying habits whilst we males kept quiet, looking a little embarrassed by it all.  One male colleague mentioned quietly that he owned only a single pair of shoes.  I believe his argument was that since he can only wear one pair at a time he therefore only needs to own one…

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