Sorry to disappoint you sugar, but I don't even own a purse. Previously I was lifting barefoot but I happen to like being able to run around the pond for part of my warm up without having to worry about taking off my shoes before I start lifting. It's feels a lot better than cramming my foot into the "latest - greatest fad running shoe" that always comes up short anyway. BTW I also wear gloves when it's cold. sorry to disrupt your sterotype.