Giving this article such a title is contradicting with my statements two days ago when I had a terrible experience with heels. I won’t say am not complaining, coz indeed i did curse every thought and spell that could have led me into buying those shoes, leave alone the act of putting them on at such a time. Anyway, for those who claim to kn ow me they can attest to a change that is so screaming in my dress code for the years i have spent in campus. Some may say i was influenced by the wave of fashion, but deep within i know it was a hard decision that i was forced into making. ALL SMILES!!!!I know have lied to my head a little, but all the same some truth underlies in my statements. I was this type of a girl who was so much into micro-skirts, as mummy could always scream when she saw me in one, but i know they were just short skirts. My decision to stick to such a dress code was not influenced by some boy somewhere, who could have possibility given me a hilarious comment over the same. Rather, its the type of shoes that i was so much in love with that made me take this direction. Well, this may sound untrue, but just for once believe me and consider it pure gospel truth. I started putting on heels at class three, so young to have had the ability to balance on those sharp pointed ‘things’ that not many advocated for. All this transpired when i saw my eldest sister in some nice heels and i cried all the way to the market where she ‘painfully’ got me a pair. Maybe to shade some light on this, i am a last born of six in and had the pleasure of having three big sisters. Though my thinking was not dependent on theirs, i can say to some extent my dressing was. I always admired my eldest sister and how she could look cute in those short skirts and heels, she happens to be the type that is not so much into ‘men’ dressing, and by that i know you understand what i mean. I then decided i was going to give that a try, and all through my life till my first year in campus i managed to keep the banner higher and higher. And its upon writing this that i discovered until then our relationship was so tight, anyway that ain’t important. All said about me and heels, oooooh, after my first year everything changed, and i could only adore jeans and sandals. The reasons for the change are many, some may be true while some are just ‘tureasons’ that i use to lie to my heart. Now here comes my dreading experience with heels. First, I was not in a skirt, leave alone the length, and am not by any chance implying that heels do well with skirts, just that i have my own ideologies, not at all from any fashion and design experience. Second comes the timing factor, it was at 8:45 pm and better worse i was rushing somewhere to catch up with some people, and i was reasonably late. Where the idea of putting on heels, given the time and conditions, am still wondering. There i was walking very fast, and with the kind of walk that life in Nairobi has taught me. Maybe to deviate alittle, I shared with a friend about this and she screamed to my ears, ‘that’s the problem with girls in Nairobi’. I disagree with her for many reasons, but soon i may find myself agreeing now that am lacking an explanation for the decision i took that night. I walked some 500 meters from home and one of my shoes was gone; gone used to mean in a state unfit for human use. This happened so fast that i could not explain it. I started blaming myself for having bought those cheap goodly things, then i remembered how everyone had loved them the first time i was in them. I even remembered taking a photo that day!!! hehehehehehehe. All is well, i whispered to my heart, i had a rough time balancing a bare foot with another ‘heeled’ but the good thing is i managed to walk with the spoilt heel, giving myself a false swag to the end. What made me mad was the two men i met, their car had stuck and was being pulled by a truck, as though they were devils, they did not notice their misfortune but had the guts to laugh at me and my tragedy!!! I wanted to reiterate, but i chose silence and moved on. Then i promised myself, no matter what, i will remain loyal to the ‘heels industry’.