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Shoes Blues

August 23rd, 2013 at 02:16 pm

Sure of imminent budget disaster, we embarked on a shoe buying venture today. First, the foot measuring. DD has gone from a Girls' 3 to an adult 6 1/2 over the summer which explains the fit of her Tevas.

My predictions were correct as we left Infamous Footwear $230 poorer than when we entered. Yet that staggering total includes Clarks, already half price, PE shoes, and Bear Traps in a size up. We used every trick in the book: BOGO half off, coupons, loyalty cards, codes, and every other shenanigan I could pull. I did ask if I could stack shoes in the back for a couple hours for another 10%, but to no avail.

Cinderella's mom also got a pair of acceptable work shoes and a deeply discounted pair of summer wedges since I have had no new shoes this year.

So we got the Shoe Blues but alotta sole.

5 Responses to “Shoes Blues”

  1. PauletteGoddard Says:

    Three pair shoes for $230 is darn awesome. Goggling over the foot increase: has she been bathing her feet in Human Growth Hormones?

  2. My English Castle Says:

    Actually it was six pair for that--two pairs of Clarks and mine. The shoe salesmen explained to me that a Kid's 3 is almost an adult 5. Such mysterious sizing?

  3. imarunner Says:

    whoa! that's a shoe buying venture for sure. shoes are expensive, but i will pay good money (is there a such thing as bad money heehe) for nice shoes. your post reminded me that i need to search for some navy flats.

  4. Wino Says:

    Just a comment...

    I always figured I'd buy cheap shoes, and I always did. Most of the time, a bit of polish can make a cheap pair look as good as an expensive pair, and tennis shoes aren't really there for looks.

    Fast forward to now. I'm over 50, and I'm having foot problems. I get heel spurs, for the first time about 6 months ago, and I'm certain I have them now. The cause? Bad shoes (arches, mostly).

    Sometimes, saving money costs you more in the long run. My last foot treatment cost me $2300. That's exactly 10X what you paid for shoes. Penny wise, pound foolish, anyone?

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Your post reminded me that I need to look for flats. Then I remembered that I promised myself I would wear the kitten heels instead, which are just languishing in the closet. I wasn't wearing them because of the walk, but now that I am used to carrying shoes (I can't walk in sandals, either) I'm going to try to keep it up.

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