I definitely prefer comfort over style although whenever I can have both, I am happy. Therefore, I will never wear very tight clothes or for that matter, high heels, stilettos or wedges. Even so, I cannot ignore the incredible strides shoe design has made during the last years. There are shoes that look like river stones, like delicate dragonflies, or like a slice of Brancusi’s infinite column. I know I will never be able to walk with such shoes, and I prefer to watch them with the same respect and distance I watch works of art .... And I look with envious admiration at women who can wear them gracefully.