A recent lament by another RevGal about finding TRULY “Pentecost Red” shoes caused me to peruse a local discount store. One of my PKs was shopping for a special outfit and I had time to kill.
So (with apologies to store security who probably wondered wtf I was doing,) I present my (very tongue-in-cheek)…
Guide to Pentecost Shoes
1. The Pantsuit-Meets-Ankle-Surgery Flashback
When I see velour, I think bell bottoms and pantsuits. When I see shoes like this, I think my friends who are post-surgery (knees or ankles) would smile. My achy-breaky knees hear your hearts go pitter-pat!
2. Nancy Sinatra would agree: These Boots are made for Praisin’
I’ll confess I don’t see these with my robes or a cassock and surplice… but I know some of my sister clergy would rock the church in their Sunday best suits! DO. IT.
3. Liturgical Dance Shoes
I can walk and chew gum (with practice). A dancer I am not! I think I’d spend most of Sunday morning just trying to tie these on… but you Sister Dancer, you do you! I will rejoice that God gave someone else the gift of gracefulness!
4. Post-Baptistery Quick Change Pumps
For my beloved Baptist clergy sisters, these are fancier than plain pumps and have no buckles or straps! Slip on, zip up and GO! The choir will still be singing the end of the opening hymn, and you’ll be out of your waders, and robed and rocking these beauties! (Please remember to get your pedicure!)
5. Kum-ba-yah Campfire Shoes
So your church takes “Shall We GatherAt the River” seriously and has a camp-out Pentecost weekend? Never fear! Your river-friendly shoes are here!
6. Practically Cute
You know who you are… Four services in heels would kill you and your sanctuary’s A/C is busted. These summer flats will do the trick!
7. Be still, my heart!
They’re cute! They’re not too high a heel! They’re that happy candy apple red that just screams “PENTECOST!” Success!!!