Two weeks ago while shopping, I saw an elderly woman (maybe 80?) walking through the store with a younger woman, arm in arm. The elderly woman was wearing a gorgeous pair of gold metallic flats with a pair of cream colored pants and she looked -- adorable! I stopped her and told her I LOVED her shoes! She giggled and pointed to the younger woman and told me her daughter bought them for her -- she'd never buy them for herself... Anyway, every now and then, when I see a cute pair of good flats, I buy them for my mom. She has a (hip) problem with one leg and so she has a limp and can only wear flats and they must be GOOD flats, too ... So mom and I were chatting the other day and she is going to my niece's high school graduation soon and was asking me about what kind of outfit she should wear, which got me thinking! I decided to take her shopping and was going to try to get her into a gorgeous pair of Prada, gold metallic shoes! Now keep in mind, Mom is tres conservative -- wears mostly Ralph Lauren, sort of on the preppy side and she's ... 77! Off to Nordstrom's we go! So first, we buy a really cute outfit -- RL navy pants, a cute navy top with brass buttons on the sleeves and a RL cream jacket/blazer with thin navy stripes... and then I drag her to the shoe Dept. I sit her down and unknown to her, I pick the Prada gold metallic flat. When the SA brought them out, my mom cracked up! "I can't wear those," she laughs! I ask her to just TRY them... She was wearing dark blue jeans which would be similar to the navy pants in color... She put them on and it was like she died and went to heaven! "Oh my gawd," she says... "these are BEAUTIFUL! I feel like the Queen! I want them!! And they are REALLY comfortable and easy to walk in!! In a million years, I'd never guess she'd love a shoe like this! Gold Metallic!! And she looked ADORABLE in them! The shoe dept. was packed and lots of women started complimenting her with the shoe. It was so fun! Anyway, i bought her the shoe. Mother's Day Gift! She stayed in her chair while I paid for them and when I came back to her, she started tearing up! She told me she couldn't believe she had an "expensive" shoe like this and in 'gold!" It was really cute. And I'm really happy -- My mom has to have a really, good comfy shoe and sometimes she turns down important invitations because she doesn't have a nice, dressy shoe that she can walk in. And I love that at her age, she still loves going out, has lots of friends and things to do... and I really want for her to keep going and enjoy life. But when you have walking probs at that age, ya gotta have the BEST shoe! And now she does! Thanks, Prada! I never would have thought of this had I not seen that other elderly woman in gold shoes and how cute she looked! Sorry for the long story -- I'm just really happy about it and had to share! My mom's got Prada Feet!