This was something I would always do in grade school with a classmate… I'd come home and my mom would be like "Where are your shoes Sharon!!!"… fun times. I wish I could do this now… but most of my girlfriends either have bigger or smaller feet than me..
I can just hear each of their little "sighs of relief" when their feet catch a little break just from walking around in a DIFFERENT high heel – if you've never experienced it, it make no sense. If you have, well then, you KNOW!!
It's funny, how this simple photo can inspire so many stories. For me, it is less a "switch" and more "ooohh, I love your shoes! Let me try one on and see how they look on me." My friends and I do that all the time!
So are pantyhose with open-toed shoes okay and chic now? Just about every source I've read has said nonono, even for the cold months. Go bare or wear close-toed pumps. Seriously, I'd be glad if hosiery became de rigeur again even when wearing open shoes. I've got pasty varicosey legs I'd rather smooth out with some silky hose.
Usually we see women making the switch into – or from – more comfortable shoes to reach their destination. I love the image of the swap here; it's mutual, and we wonder why they stopped to share their very similar sandals. LOVE it!