First there was Cinderella, then there was Carrie Bradshaw!
Yes, buying a pair of shoes has always had near-supernatural effects — like instantly updating an outfit from last year or just making you feel hotter than hell. Why the obsession? I don't know. Sometimes a pair of shoes makes me feel a certain way. Each pair has some association with it, certain situations in which I will wear it. I like to have the perfect pair for any given occasion. Also, if I find a pair that looks really cool, and it fits, and the price is right, I will buy it even if I don't need it. I don't have any other vices, so I will allow myself this one guilty pleasure ;).
Women and Shoes: A Love Story!