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Yet Another Post About Shoes


I dropped about $30 at Payless on a pair of Safe-T Step black laceup shoes that are aimed, I think, at people who work in kitchens and warehouses and will in general be on their feet all day. I’m wearing them around the house right now to break them in, and tonight I’ll wear them on the half-mile walk to tutoring. I was riding around in the car today in my canvas shoes, unable to feel my toes because it was so cold, so we’ll see how these shoes hold up. the 8.5W were much too tight and the 9W are a little loose, but hopefully that means I can wear these shoes with 1) an insole and 2) thicker socks and not have any problems.

This is not the ultimate solution to my shoe needs. These are vinyl shoes and they WILL wear out soon. But they are something that can bide me over until I can get “real” shoes and they will work both as an office shoe and as a walking shoe, if I ever manage to get a job.

When it gets warmer, I’m going to try and get a pair of New Balance shoes. A lot of people have recommended them, but I’ve had bad experience with them wearing down and rubbing my feet in weird ways (like, blister-to-open-sore-in-minutes rubbing, and my feet/heels are INCREDIBLY calloused so blisters AT ALL are rare). I’ll see if I can’t find a different style or something. But this spring and summer I’m going to be doing a LOT of walking, since the closest parks are a mile away, the library is over half a mile away, the zoo is free, and I don’t have a driver’s license.

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4 Comments to

“Yet Another Post About Shoes”

  1. On February 9th, 2011 at 3:49 pm Brenna Says:

    Yes! I did the same, my winter shoes are also a too-loose Payless 9W.

    Sketchers has some gorgeous white mary janes that are work shoes that I’m eyeing. New Balance is nice in that their base width is wider than most shoes, which is why we often got them for Chase before he started wearing boat shoes and loafers.
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  2. On February 9th, 2011 at 5:11 pm Brigid Says:

    I always figured your shoe size would be like a 7 or something. Huh!

    I am against white shoes (and clothing) because as much as I love the crisp, clean look I do not have the time or energy to keep them clean. I had a white winter coat once (it was a gift). UGH.

  3. On February 9th, 2011 at 5:21 pm Brenna Says:

    Oh gawd no. I am a 5′ 2″ tiny framed lady with ape arms and giant feet and too-large hands. It’s like I got stuck in that puppy stage and never grew into my paws.

    Every time I get a white thing I swear I’ll keep it up. I have yet to do it totally perfectly, but I get better every time. I am doing okay with my off-white giant sweater, but I’ve only had it a month. I’ll probs not get the shoes, but oooh they are so pretty.

  4. On February 9th, 2011 at 5:29 pm Brigid Says:

    I was reading “better homes and gardens” or something, and this woman with 4 kids had all white furniture and rugs (and no housekeeper/cleaning staff) and talked about how great white looks in general, and how white shows stains so well that you can easily see and treat them. And I was all HUH THAT MAKES SO MUCH SENSE and I thought about decorating in white, and then I was all GIRL YOU ARE SO FUCKING LAZY, SERIOUSLY and I dismissed the thought. Part of the issue is that I have a skin condition where I just, like, bleed? Randomly? All over the place? Especially on my sheets? All my bedsheets are stained all over with blood. If I can’t keep my freaking SHEETS clean, how can I keep a couch clean? I CANNOT THROW A COUCH IN THE WASHING MACHINE.