Anyway, while I was looking down at them I thought to myself, “wow these boots would look great on Tana (the main character of one of my books), but they’re too nice for a stone cold post apocalyptic killer.” It was kind of a strange moment. I’m a fairly meticulous person. In my head I have a very detailed picture of how each of my main characters looks, but the one thing I’d never considered was what shoes they’d wear. For some reason it suddenly became very important for me to find out exactly what my main character’s footwear of choice was and to figure out why that was. Here’s what I ended up with…
Janice Phillips (The Tiger)
A no nonsense shoe for a no nonsense girl. These shoes get the job done, and they blend into the background at the same time. It’s the perfect shoes for someone who’s trying to slip by unnoticed.
Regina Tate (The Vessel)
A noncommittal type of shoe. She could be using them to make a statement or she might just find them comfortable. They could be hers or they could just be hand me downs from a sibling.
Tana Lester (Monstrous)
A shoe that blends in and stands out at the same time. Worn, well insulated, and full of attitude this is a good shoe for someone who spends her time trekking cross country and kicking ass. However, the heel keeps it from being the best shoe for that lifestyle, but then again that’s sort of the point.
Well, there you have it, my main characters’ shoes in all their faded glory.
Now it’s your turn. If you asked your MC to fork over their favorite pair of shoes what would they hand you and why?