Wednesday, September 16, 2009
My Shoes are a Snooze
Truth: I am NOT obsessed with shoes.
I only mention this because yesterday, my Facebook status said something along the likes of, "I've got money in my pocket - Momma's gettin' new shoes." Or something like that.
Later, upon reviewing it, I thought, "Why in the world did I post that?!" The last thing I would probably spend money on is new shoes. Seriously. I don't think I'm alone in this - I'm sure there are other women out there like me - but I do not live for the next shoe sale. I can't remember the last time I even bought new shoes.
In fact, my shoe wardrobe is rather...well....boring. I have managed to get through the last two summers with only TWO pairs of shoes. Zzzzzzzzz.
My first pair - and perhaps my favorite - are a pair of plain white Keds sneakers. This photo was taken a year ago at this time, while working in Galveston with the American Red Cross:
Yup - those are my Keds. What's nice is, they may get a little dirty - but they're washable. I like my white shoes looking white.
Here are the same Keds on my feet THIS summer while vacationing in Philadelphia:
These sneakers have been all over the world. They're awesome. They fit - they're comfortable - and they're cheap. That's a trifecta, in my book. When I travel - these are the shoes I'm wearing to the airport.
The 2nd pair is when I need something a little more dressy. And there's not much to them - just a simple pair of gold sandals. This photo was taken in the Pantheon this summer in Rome:
These sandals have been all over the world, too. They pack easily in my suitcase and they don't weigh much more than 2 ounces.
Here they are, on the cobblestone streets of an itty-bitty village in France called St Paul:
They're comfortable, they're cheap - and they're about to fall apart. I'm seriously depressed about that. I've had them the last 2 summers and I have a bad premonition that they're not going to last one more summer. Which is really too bad, because I get all kinds of compliments on them. If shoes could be cloned - I'd clone these.
I like to remind Hubby as often as possible how lucky he is to have a wife that doesn't buy millions of pairs of shoes. If I even SENSE that he may be forgetting - I'll remind him again.
He'll then quickly remind ME of my (slight) handbag/purse obsession. But we won't talk about that here - that's off topic. Today's topic is shoes. And maybe I DO need to go get another pair. Temperatures are getting cooler - and I just don't think those gold sandals will make it in the snow this year. My toes did get rather chilly last January.