Imelda Marcos Ellis

ShoesforImeldaMarcosEllistapI’m a fashion statement.   Unfortunately, the statement is:  “Patty, what in the world are you wearing?”

If there’s a chromosome for loving fashion and clothes, I didn’t get it.   I have no talent or fashion sense, and I’d rather put pins in my eyes than go clothes shopping.

Except for golf shoes!  I just love golf shoes.  And not just any golf shoes – golf shoes on sale.  Oooh, just saying “golf shoes” and “sale” in the same sentence gives me the warm fuzzies.

One year I bought 4 pair on vacation in Myrtle Beach, then just three weeks later bought another 4 pair on sale in Boca.  I saw one pair (only $49.99) that I couldn’t decide if I loved or hated, so I asked the store-clerk what she thought.  She said she hated them.  I bought them.

And what’s really embarrassing (or should I say would be embarrassing for someone else – I don’t seem to mind) is I’ll accept hand-me-downs, too.   I have friends who are true fashion statements, and sometimes they buy beautiful golf shoes that they end up not wearing or wanting so they give them to me.  Really great friends, right?  So generous, so kind.  And feet that are size 8 1/2.

I’m not poor, I can afford golf shoes…. but what’s the turn on in that?  Golf shoes on sale, now that’s a turn on.  And high-end, hardly worn golf shoes for free, that makes me downright delirious.





  1. Patrice Franco October 7, 2015 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing your shoe fettish…glad me and my 40 remaining pairs after 22 casualties from Hurricane Sandy are not alone in this sickness 🙂

  2. Mike October 7, 2015 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    Cricket says I have way too many shoes. But I’m not sure I can compete with Miss Ellis.

  3. Casey October 7, 2015 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    You not only have a problem, you’re scary. It’s debatable as to whether you have an indirect foot fetish. The question at bar is whether you’re intense desire for golf shoes on sale is sexual in nature ( as most things with impulse tendencies are). Now, leave me alone while I fondle my vast collection of head covers (which I only buy….on sale).

  4. Jon October 7, 2015 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    …So I just went down to the basement “golf corner” (more like half the back room) and counted…I’m embarrassed to say I own 30 pair of golf shoes..some of the ones without the boxes they came in have cobwebs in them…another task to get to over the winter…(sigh)…

  5. Diane October 9, 2015 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    I prefer shoes that fit well. It avoids the agony of de-feet.

  6. Kat February 2, 2018 at 9:17 am - Reply

    Is that a picture of all your shoes??? Or a stock image?

    • Patty Ellis February 2, 2018 at 10:59 am - Reply

      I admit to being hmmmm, a tad wackadoo, when it comes to golf shoes. Yes, they’re mine.

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