Back in January, I told you I had shoe issues. Well, it’s time to revisit my shoe problems. Why? Because I finally bought a pair of shoes. Get ready. And don’t come to any judgment until I explain completely.
Here they are:
Yes. They really are that purple.
Here’s the deal. I’ve been wanting a pair of Keens forever. They are cute, slightly rugged but not too granola. (Seriously, look at these cute sneakers!) Well, since I’ve been walking every morning I’ve just been wearing my old Nikes (or whatever I have) and they HURT. Honestly, the second I lace them up, my knee and feet start hurting. At this same time I saw that Jo-Lynne said she ran in her Keens and then started running barefoot. So, I got to thinking that I needed some shoes to let my little piggies move around in.
But the problem is a pair of Keens are like $85. And we all know you could provide a goat for a family in a poor country for that price. So, I couldn’t bring myself to buy them. Then miracle of miracles, 6pm.com was having a sale with Keens 60% off. Sweet. I scoured through every single pair. But in the end, they were either orange or had fur inside. So, I went away keen-less.
Yesterday, my husband says, “I need a new bathing suit. Let’s go over to Dick’s because I have a coupon.” We look. It’s the end of the season, so they have nothing he likes. Then we decide to walk through the shoe department. And what do we find? Some Keens. In the children’s department. And suddenly I think, “Wait. I can wear some kids’ sizes.” I grab a Youth Size 6 and put them on.
And they have not come off since then.
I swear they are the most comfortable shoe of all time. And the striking purple (yes, that’s their real color name) is growing on me. Plus, they were kids’ shoe price AND we got to use the coupon. So, basically I’m pretending I got them for 75% off.
Now you can judge: Frugal? Or Fruitcake?
(And don’t go easy on me. My husband already told me I look like a clown.)