Monday, January 13, 2014

well shod

I am so tickled to have finally found a pair of shoes! This may not be a big deal for the majority of you, especially those who are afflicted with shoe-itis.  I know you are legion and there is help if you want it.

It's not that I cannot afford a new pair of shoes (within strict limits to be sure) but I am very fussy and hard to fit. I think I have been looking on and off for maybe three years; since the Sketchers started splitting around the toe.

Having given up finding anything in all the shoe emporiums around here, I went to Bass Pro Shops yesterday and headed for the clearance rack, always my first stop.

As I watched a tall, warrior looking woman clad in black leather picked this pair up and inspected them. For all her grandeur, she had tiny feet. I said "They'll never fit you". She looked at them rather disdainfully and put them back and strolled away, chains clanking.

I snatched them up, scuttled off to the nearest bench and tied them on. As I had hoped, they were made for my feet. I clapped my dear old Sketchers in the box, walked around the store for a while and then checked out. Good for at least another five years if I switch out to sandals as soon as the weather permits.

8 comments:

Ms. said...

YAY!

neki desu said...

you sneaky shopper :)

Velma Bolyard said...

i'm with you on the shoe problem. and i understand the joy of finding ones that fit. really!

Jeannie said...

Love them!!! They remind me of "waffle stompers" that we wore in high school. I loved those shoes. :)

Vicky aka Stichr said...

I laughed at Jeannie's waffle stomper remark, because I wore them too. I hate shoe shopping too. I would wear sandals all year too.

Mary Ann said...

NIce! I have a pair of Ariat Riding Sneakers. They are a boot with a low heel for horseback riding, very comfy. Good for stall cleaning etc.

Nancy said...

Great find! I too am Not a shoe shopper. I wear my tennies to work til they fall apart :) I too need a certain comfortable element in a shoe (and a fair price).
Right now I'm obsessing on wanting a pair of moccasins again, as I wore in my youth. Not so sure my old feet would find them as comfortable as I did then.
Waffle stompers...chuckle!

Judy Sall Fiber Arts said...

I go once a year to a local store and buy my tennies with velcro straps... great for walking outside, then flip-flops for summer or sloppy old mule slippers for inside. The days of wearing Candies (remember those?) are long behind me... I'm totally about comfort these days!