Career Shoes for Lawyers?

Career shoes for lawyersA first-year law student in Miami isn’t rushing out to buy these “career shoes.” As she explained in an email:

I am a member of a designer overstock/discount (and probably liquidation) club and was just browsing through today’s sales when I saw a heading that said “CAREER SHOES.” I clicked on it thinking I might find a pair of designer shoes suitable for pairing with a suit.

This photo shows their idea of career shoes for the modern woman. I do love a good pair of heels, but when I think of “career shoes,” I definitely don’t picture these styles … What’s the career they had in mind when they wrote the heading for this sale? Hooker?

–Thanks to Amy Holland.

1 comment to Career Shoes for Lawyers?

  • Rick McCabe

    Do these shoes come with warning labels? Perhaps these are appropriate:

    1. Do not wear these shoes in a career setting as they may cause serious reputational damage. Seek immediate pastoral help in the event you develop a desire to wear these shoes before 5 p.m.

    2. Do not drink alcohol while wearing these shoes due to a serious risk of breaking either your ankle or your coccyx.

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