Oh, pointy shoes, you always do this to me. You reel me in by looking so cool and pointy, and I find myself believing this time will be different—this will be the pair of pointy shoes that doesn't pinch my feet. Or, as in this instance, I forget about the feet-pinching problem altogether, since years have gone by since my last pointy shoes folly. Alas, this time is not different. Since I treat all of my shoes like walking shoes (life is complicated enough without costume changes), and I walk a lot, I'm afraid this pair is to be relegated to the closet, to be gazed upon longingly as I wish (in vain) they didn't pinch and constrict.