(uhm, not my toes.)
I hate shopping for shoes. HATE. I have been wearing the same easy shoes for way, WAY too long. I was hoping someone was going to buy me some shoes for Christmas so I wouldn’t have to shop for them. Instead, the last few days my husband and I have spent our time at about 12000 shoestores. As I walked up and down the aisles I liked nothing. Nothing. How is that possible? Am I suddenly the old lady who wears the same shoes from 45 years ago? Why don’t I like anything on the shelves?!
It’s the curse of the easy shoes! I’m stuck in a shoe rut! If I could, I would wear these purple Converse shoes for the rest of my life.
How awesome are those? Purple. Flat. Comfy. And a cute star on the side to boot. (Ha. That was shoe humor.) But as I started circling the Converse at Macy’s my husband let out a low, “STEP AWAY FROM THE CHUCK TAYLORS.” Hmph. Fine. I walked straight over to these adorable shoes from Keen…
Aren’t they sweet? I even like the orange! I actually tried them on in black. But I have to admit when I looked in the mirror I felt juvenile. And that’s the problem, folks. I like juvenile shoes. And rainbow colored shoes, apparently.
So, as we walked the mall, I decided to look around and see what everyone else was wearing. The majority of people are wearing boots. Kinda like these boots I found on Piperlime…
I cannot imagine wearing these. What am I? Santa’s elf?
So, I search for a more sophisticated boot. And here’s what I found:
Yeah, these are perfect. If you are Cat Woman! There is no way on God’s green earth that I could cram my toesies into that squishy little point and walk around on that miniscule popsicle stick in the back. (See?! I am an old grandma!! *sob*)
To further prove my point, I will show you the newest shoes on Piperlime. They are promoting these as the newest style you will want to rock this spring. Be amazed…
Oh, and by the way, you can get these for a mere $350. The day I wear these…well, that will be the same day I wear a gold lamé mini skirt with a halter top and dye my hair platinum blond and wear pink lipstick.
So, obviously, I’m not a very adventurous shoe wearer. I decided to click through the comfortable, flat, granola (that’s what my husband calls them) shoes. What do you think of these from Eclipse?
I mean, they do look comfy. But what socks do you wear with them? And do you want to wear a shoe that is really only 75% there all winter?
Then I thought about going a little dressier but still flat. And I think maybe the flat dressy-thing is in right now because there was lots to choose from…
However I think I had this exact same shoe in 7th grade. Maybe the buckle was removable back then. You know, so I could replace it with a red bow or something.
Really, what I want is just a nice simple shoe. Like this shoe from Simple.
Hmmm…a flat purple sneaker. Which brings me back to point number one: I AM STUCK IN A SHOE RUT.
Oh, I wish it was summer and I could just wear my Adaras every day. Like last summer.
And probably the next summer and the summer after that and the summer after that and the summer after that…
Help me, friends! What’s your everyday jean-wearin’ comfy shoe that’s not too embarrassing or inappropriate?
toe picture by Nicholas_T
Shoe pictures from Piperlime. No, they are not paying me. No, I didn’t ask if I could use their pictures. No, I didn’t link to each shoe. Sorry.