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A Shoeless Existence | Girls Who Reside On Rocks

Us women all love footwear, proper? All of us dream of Carrie Bradshaw’s walk-in wardrobe from Intercourse within the Metropolis? Fairly, sparkly, horny…?

By definition, a shoe is ‘a masking for the foot, sometimes fabricated from leather-based, having a sturdy sole and never reaching above the ankle’ (thanks Google!).

Effectively, I realised just lately that the one ‘footwear’ I personal are my free-dive fins and my path runners. Neither of those fall into the ‘horny shoe’ class and I discover myself not sure as as to whether I ought to be proud (in a “Screw you, you toe-strangling foot jails!” form of manner) or ashamed.

I did personal a pair of wedges years in the past. I purchased them in England, underneath full duress, for a good friend’s marriage ceremony. Apart from the compliments on my newly well-defined calf muscle tissue, introduced on by the necessity to stand on my tiptoes for 9 hours, I hated them (even earlier than I used to be an island lady).

These hideous foot weights travelled with me to all of my island properties (Seychelles, Mallorca and Mauritius) simply in case I felt the necessity to torture myself once more. They remained on the backside of my North Face backpack for all the period… till 2 months in the past, when I discovered them – unhappy and mouldy from the tropical island humidity. Regardless of this, I attempted them on and I can actually say that my toes seemed like two potato waffles. A lot to my horror, I realised my toes have turn into flat and large and, nicely… “islandy” (this ought to be an actual adjective).

So, for sure, I binned them and figured that – since virtually all of the trash will get dumped within the ocean right here in Mauritius (unhappy face), some turtle is completely rockin’ my gammy, rotten wedges proper now. I don’t miss them, and tropical island residing supplies me with the proper excuse to not need to put on others like them. Ever.

Having mentioned all that, I get somewhat jealous after I see different island women wanting rattling sizzling of their fairly footwear. I get foot envy usually. And people girls who put on heels to the seaside (sure, to the seaside!): what can I say? I salute you!

I also needs to level out that, while I’m now at zero within the Attractive Sneakers Division, I do love a stupendous gown, some cute sandals and sparkly jewelry, and I brush my hair and placed on a splash of blusher and mascara generally.

My ‘footwear’ won’t be horny however they’re helpful and I couldn’t go on my island adventures with out them. Mauritius is a good place – above and beneath water – and there may be a lot to find right here. My free-dive fins enable me to dive down as deep as I presumably can and my path runners enable me to climb as excessive because the mountains will take me. And all of this will occur in simply someday, so I carry each pairs of ‘footwear’ in my automobile. At all times.

Laura (IG:SaltCoralSand)

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Laura is a world main college trainer, initially from the landlocked Midlands area of England.

Since leaving the UK, she loved 4 years residing on Praslin island, Seychelles, adopted by a pit-stop 12 months in Mallorca, Spain, earlier than transferring to her present Indian Ocean rock vacation spot, Mauritius.

Mauritius is large compared to Seychelles. Even after a 12 months again in Europe, she nonetheless finds herself feeling as if she lives in a metropolis. After all, we islanders know that is all relative and the fact is that almost all of this lovely island is way from busy. The 65km distance from north to south is basically nothing.

Laura has by no means thought-about herself a hippy, however her toes don’t like footwear. Barefoot is finest, however flip flops, path trainers, and free-dive fins are generally crucial. She doesn’t put on heals. Not as a result of they aren’t fairly, however as a result of her toes at the moment are too islandy and she will’t squeeze them right into a pair simply any extra. Suppose Cinderella in crocs!

These seemingly fats toes take her on some fairly cool adventures although, so she received’t berate them an excessive amount of. She spends most of her time on mountains or in deep water. She likes a problem and will get a severe buzz from discovering one thing new. She’s met a few of the most inspirational folks and learnt from the perfect… and the worst!

As she comes towards the tip of her sixth 12 months of island residing, she is feeling the necessity to share her tropical island lady adventures and life classes as they proceed. You’ll find her on Instagram @saltcoralsand.

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