These are my beloved shoesies…Replacements for my animal print wedges that died late last year. I’d been looking for a new pair, but the print was never quite right. Always in the wrong color. And never “animaly” enough. I saw these beauties when they first came out at Target...But $ 14.99 sounded steep. Then a few weeks later (When toilet paper wasn’t on my shopping list… Priorities people! Priorities!), they were on sale for $12.99. (Doesn’t that sound sooo much better?) I grabbed a size 10 and wore them every day. I was a happy camper…for about an hour. Unfortunately they hurt like heck on wheels. But I attributed that to first-week-wear. So I kept wearing and still, nothing... nothing but pain.
They didn’t fit...
I attributed it to the lame elastic at the back of the shoe and thought about removing it somehow. Nobody likes elastic on shoes. (Seriously. No one.) But since I’m not a shoe cobbler, I trimmed my toe nails instead (Eww!) And still nothing. I gave them more time and I stretched them with my man hands and even turned them inside out (Don’t ask how I did that cause I’m not even sure…) And still…
So today, I’m stepping out of my den of denial, and declaring them dead. (Like how I did that?) I’m taking them out for their final run…err..walk. I’m taking them to their fave restaurant (Souplantation) for lunch, and for one last stroll through the grocery store. This evening, when I get home, they’re going in the Donation pile (where they were for about 3 days, 3 weeks ago, before I changed my mind and gave them another chance.) Farewell my pretties. You were perfect in theory. And I hope you make someone else happy.
Thanks for reading!
P.S. Rereading this post, I wish this was all metaphoric cause I sound shallow bemoaning a pair of shoes. But I allow myself a shallow post every so often ;-) And if I really think about it.. It is metaphoric :-P