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Me & My Kicks

by Tickled Red on March 9, 2011 · 16 comments

Y’all know by now that I get a kick out of most things. I get a kick out of life, the monkeys kick things up around the house, Surferboy consummately kicks my pulse up a notch or two and my favorite, kicking up my heels. That’s quiet a few but I have more kicks up my sleeve guys…a lot more. If I’m being completely honest these kicks would be my all consuming addiction.

Kicks: A specified temporary interest or enthusiasm;{ ie, sneakers otherwise know as KICKS in redheaded surfer girl slang.}

What can you expect after a decade of selling shoes and apparel to surf /skate shops three times a year. The fact that I was sample size may have been the deciding factor which pushed me over the edge. Ahhhh…talk about shoe heaven. Now don’t get me wrong I love heels, wedges, sandals and boots like any bonafide woman with a shoe addiction, but my kicks are my favorite. They are my staple everyday wear and allow me to have a party on my tootsies without dressing up. The addiction is so bad that I feel naked without a funky pair of shoes for every season peeking out from my jeans, kind of like these.

Cool breezy fall days are so much more inviting when you’re wrapped in brown corduroy and patch work argyle plaid.

Warm spring days are just begging for flowers, polka-dots and cute little bows. Mary Jane never knew how cute she could be.

Hot summer days ring in bright Tarheel Blue skies and golden rays of sun peeking from behind the clouds.

Forget a specific season, green zebra stripes say “I am large and in charge. Holla!”

How can you not fall in love with wingtip slides in green snakeskin and camouflage? George and the P-Funk All-stars are feeling them. Too much for you, okay how about a tamer version?

Black suede wingtip slides in herringbone, classic all the way.

White homes overlooking vibrant blue seas of the Mediterranean are calling to me.

Smokey gray suede, sparkly plaid and purple laces… cool, sheek and comfy.

Itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny, GRAY & BLACK polka-dot ummm…sweeny? Kicka-rooni?

Here is my other whopper of an addiction plaid. I am MAD for plaid but that is a conversation for another day.

I do believe my favorite pair sum me & my kicks up best of all.

Thanks for letting me share my funky footwear guys. The next time you see a redhead out and about in some crazy shoes, you never know it just might be me.


Tickled Red


Monica March 9, 2011 at 8:48 am

HAHA! Love it!

Tickled Red March 21, 2011 at 9:46 am

;) {giggle}

Barbara | VinoLuciStyle March 9, 2011 at 4:00 pm

You were trying to make me jealous right? Sample size? I must be super size then. Size 11 does not get you a lot in the way of cute. Yes, thankfully they are supporting a full 6′ of me so, no, they may not ‘look’ that big. But they are and I consider myself lucky if once every couple of years I can find a pair of white Keds!

Tickled Red March 21, 2011 at 9:45 am

I swear I wasn’t love and I’ll take being near 6′ any day of the week…I always wanted to reach the top shelf without a stool, stack of books and balance pole ;)

Mandy - The Complete Cook Book March 10, 2011 at 1:03 am

Love it – and your shoes are all so perfectly clean! However, I am insanely jealous about your beautiful hard wood floors! It is my dream to have a home with hard wood floors.
:-) Mandy

Tickled Red March 21, 2011 at 9:43 am

{Giggle} You are too much sweetie!

Michelle March 11, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Those are ALL yours?! Hanging head in shame and slinking away to pout at my one pair of tennies and snow boots.

Tickled Red March 21, 2011 at 9:36 am

Don’t you dare hang your head…just email me ;)

Souffle Bombay March 12, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Got a “kick” out of that post – LOVE the Mary Janes!!!!

Tickled Red March 21, 2011 at 9:36 am

Thanks love! They are soooo comfy to.

Apicius' Apprentice March 15, 2011 at 2:34 pm

I love them all!! SO cute. I can’t get enough of funky shoes… I really can’t. Just added a pair of pink and purple Chuck Taylors to my collection <3

Tickled Red March 21, 2011 at 9:35 am

I know! Funky shoes are the best. Gotta have a par-tay on my feet now ;)

foodwanderings March 19, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Sample size?! My feet are too wide, sigh! You are way too cool!

Tickled Red March 21, 2011 at 9:35 am

Awww…you are entirely to kind!

LoveFeast Table August 16, 2011 at 4:33 pm

So fun! I still have a pair of old skool high top vans that I rock. But, I have to admit…my feet love the flip flops in the summer…closest thing to nothing. Love you selection!

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