I’ve left my work shoes at one of the offices and need to get some more before Tuesday because we have clients visiting and they don’t seem to appreciate seeing me in my socks.  I have therefore spend the last two hours *ahem, working from home remember* shopping for new shoes. 

My method is very straightforward when it comes to shoe shopping.  I march directly up to the counter, glare at the spotty twelve year old with the name badge and say in a loud and clear voice: “Please bring me all your size twelve shoes so that I may select an appropriate pair”.  I have found that this method is better than selecting a pair of shoes and being told that they don’t have them in my size.

I have other criteria:

  • I don’t want leather in my footwear;
  • I don’t want heels, honestly I’m 6’4″ and don’t need to be any taller;
  • I want laces and not slip on shoes, I’m all growed up now and I’ve been tying my own laces for over thirty years.

For some reason my search for new shoes has proven unsuccessful.  I don’t understand it. 

The Hildy tells me that some people actually enjoy shoe shopping.

How I could look in heels

I really don’t want heels.


Filed under I am

14 responses to “Shoes

  1. M

    I’m not a big shoe person (size 7); and tend to only have 2 pairs… well… 3 if you include the flip-flops… of footware on the go at a time. I have my boots and I have my Tevas. And that is it.

    I don’t like slip ons. They have a tendancy to slip off.

  2. Chippy

    And here’s hoping you don’t want fishnet stockings either…. Haha!
    or was that photo placed there to have some meaning…. hmmmmm!!

  3. Gaffer

    If you’re really 6foot4 you should totally wear heels.

    Caveat: I am a pervert.

  4. (and we all know I’m a pervert)

  5. Mas, I have one pair of trainers, one pair of shoes (currently at the wrong workplace) and a pair of wellies (which were purchaed specifically for a funeral). I’m not sure what Tevas are though.

    Chippy, the photo was to illustrate how I could look if I wore heels. I don’t want to look like this. I don’t have the legs for it.

    Gaffer, you perv over 6′ 10″ hairy frog men? I think you may need to seek professional help.

    Pun, you know you do!

  6. Do they make shoes with no leather in them?

  7. They do indeed. Quite often actually.

  8. Amylou

    Shoe shopping rocks. I want some new shoes 😦

    Get some flip flops.

  9. I can’t wear flip flops to see a client. I really can’t.

  10. Amylou

    They won’t mind I’m sure! You could get some funky birkenstocks…although they are possibly the most uncomfortable flip flop ever but they’re smart looking..

  11. Birkenstocks? What in the name of all that is good and wholesome are they? They sound like some kind of medieval torture device involving the hurling of rotten fruit and vegetables at barely protected pedal extremities.

  12. I once wore two different shoes to see a client. It was very dark when I put them on and since then I’ve always checked I am wearing matching shoes.

  13. M

    Tevas :
    (the ones I own are… well… closest to the “hurricane 3” – can’t see mine though – but mine are about 6 years old…)

    Birkenstocks are quite cool too :
    they do vegan shoes… made from real vegans…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s