Originally Posted by mafoofan
I dunno about that. I can't see myself wearing most of the shoes I see here. Too much emphasis on the shoe, too little on the outfit.
Shoe posts (or for that matter, similar things like watch posts, etc.) are much less personal. When presented as objects, they are easier to discuss abstractly because it is more often about the maker than the wearer. This takes the emotion quotient one db down.
Presenting the whole, though, is frought with emotion for many, and not just for the OP. Amateur photographs, particularly self-portrature, almost always imbalances a look. Moreover, it is diffcult to convey how the whole looks and works in motion, and much easier to present how an object within that look (such as a shoe) appears.
So, one type of post inevitably dominates the other.
I have been trying to combine the two in my WAYWRN posts, but have only superficial success occasionally and failure mostly.