13 May 2010
In fact, I have so many pairs my sister calls me the Imelda Marcos of Prescott...which is funny, but we have to consider that this particular source has only a handful of shoes and instead finds herself drooling over jewelry...so there's that.
But, I do have a lot of shoes.
Of course, I do buy a lot of my shoes on the secondary market. Hardly worn shoes are easy to come by and often a great deal. Snap Snap carries a lot of shoes at any time of the year and is one of my favorite sources for a great deal on good shoes...those who buy resale shoes when they come in agree.
Yesterday I found a positively new pair of Born shoes at The Thrift for a steal...hardly worn, a wonderful style...my favorite brand (almost...don't get me started) As I found myself picking out today's fashion statement (and since it's still quite chilly up here in the Northcountry) I found myself gravitating towards wearing these shoes...and since I was going to get my hair cut, on they went and out the door I flew.
It was sometime later after my new coif that I noticed a funny plasticy ridgy feeling on the toes of my right foot...reminding me of the feeling you get when the insert of your shoe moves around and you're left with the confrontation of the plastic foot bed/sole of the shoe itself. I didn't think too much about it and went on with my business until it happened again, and while it was happening I noticed the toes on my right foot were feeling a little cold.
The whole front of the footbed had come entirely disconnected from the sole of the shoe itself making it very easy for me to count each of the piggies there-within.
I quickly pulled an Igor and slid-shuffled my way out of the store and hobbled to my car without trying to attract too much attention...to examine my now oddly defunct shoe. Upon closer inspection, I discovered the leather upper had become unglued from it's counterpart...and become rather flippy-floppy, but not in a good way. Personally, I find the whole thing a little confusing as I thought that Born sewed their uppers to the soles of their shoes...But there was even little wavy indentations on the soles so it would look as if they were sewn, not glued...which is what one would hope for if they bought them at the retail price of $85+ (as it is I'm not too far invested, so that it good) I have never actually had this happen to a pair of shoes before...
I had to run home and change them before I attempted the rest of my day...And put Super Glue at the top of my to-do list.