That’s right. It’s time for your session with Mistress Elle. Mistresses operate best giving instructions. 😉 It’s easy. 1. You submit your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. 2. I share my googled research, sage advice, years of experience, and deliver it to you in one sarcastically biting blog. And now, Curious in Ohio “shoely” needs some help from The Mistress.
Q: What’s Up With These Shoes on eBay?
First up is a question from Curious in Ohio: So I have a question….See, I like to browse eBay for used shoes (I am a shoe freak!) and sometimes someone only wears the shoe only a couple of times and decide they hate the shoes and try to sell them. I have gotten some really good shoes for a good price that way, but I always wondered about those certain listings where the shoes are trashed and the listing of it is “private” (whatever the hell that means). I am sure there are other women looking for normal shoes on eBay and have come across these listings and wondered what the hell is going on. Is there a fetish out there where men like used shoes that women put their feet in and have pics with? Can’t figure this one out!! Or could it be a lesbian thing? Educate me. Curious in Ohio, What a great question! And I actually have personal experience here. As a long-time eBay lister, I was once approached about a pair of shoes I listed on eBay a year or so back. We all know how Mistress loves her shoes, and I had reached the point where my collection was growing larger than my capacity to store them. (Not my actual closet…mine is SOOOO much larger. lol) So…I listed a pair of tan wedged sandals that had been worn quite a few times. My foot imprint was in the sole but they were clean and good condition otherwise. Just hours after my posting was listed, I got 2 emails regarding the shoes as well as requests for additional pictures of my feet. Come to find out through some further email exchanges there IS a fetish out there for worn women’s shoes and more specifically sweaty feet.
One of the men to approach me was the writer of this blog: http://sshshoes.wordpress.com/. Not only does he surf eBay for potential features for his blog, he also tracks celebrity gossip columns. And yes, I was a featured foot model for his eBay listers. This fetish is not a lesbian thing. As with most fetishes, it spans both genders and is a very specialized type of the more general “foot fetish.” To your point of the listing type, posting a “private” auction does ensure that the name and information of the buyer is not made public to other eBayers. Many adult listings, as well as some clothing, shoe and accessory listings are made private. I once had a friend who was a crossdresser, and he was able to shed some light on this mystery. You see it’s uncomfortable for most crossdressers to shop retail stores, particularly to visit women’s retail shops and try on the clothing and shoes. Just imagine the looks they would get! So eBay is the most viable option. Not only are the items delivered in such a way that even the postal worker isn’t aware of the contents, they can shop with complete freedom from embarrassment of other eBayers. So as you are perusing the shoe availability on our favorite auction site, you won’t be able to help but notice these listings now. And hell, if you need some extra money, there are certainly worse things you could sell.