Shoes are always there for you when your life is falling apart.
Friends, lovers, and music can fail you. Wine can pitch disastrous backlashes, like a gypsy curse. Chocolate can be anti-climactic, not rich enough or gone too soon... But shoes? They never talk back to you, they never tell you that you're over-reacting, they don't give you headaches or make you recount your life story to yourself in the mirror at 3am, and they make you look confident, slim, and powerful. Can you think of a better friend during crisis time???