We've been asked to show our favorite shoes. These aren't my favorite shoes. They're my only shoes. I live in a retirement home that is being remodeled, and I'm assigned to a temporary room. These are the only shoes I have with me. I hope I don't step in a puddle.
I notice that my socks don't match. That's okay, they rarely do. I have a wooden leg, so I don't bother to change the right sock until it wears out. It is a matter of convenience taking precedence over fashion. A pair of socks lasts me twice as long as other folks. Until the fashion police catch me, I will limp along unmatched. Hah.