And if they're relatively inexpensive items, like shoes that cost just a few dollars or menstrual pads that cost only pennies, then the story gets even better: We, as Western consumers, are so rich that the price of changing a poor person's life is just a rounding error on our fashionable accessories. It’s just so gratifying to now be part of such a history and have all my hard work pay off. Combining the insights of material culture and life course studies, it develops the notion of a temporal landscape of shoes within which their scope for interrupting life course temporalities can be explored. The designers of the fashion world have responded with shoes for every occasion; even for those that don't like to wear shoes. “Because I’m short, and in my head, they make me a little taller.