Made for walking

I bought a new pair of shoes!

Black and white plimsolls

These are pretty cheap shoes that were in a sale from one of those cheap shoe shops, so I am not bragging about the style or quality of the shoes. The point here is: it was an impulse buy!

I hate buying shoes. Really and truly, it is one of the worst things I have to do, second only to getting my hair cut. I have big feet, shoes don’t tend to fit me, and I am not a fan of parting with money for something I take very little notice of.

I own one pair of work shoes, one pair of trainers, and some flip flops for the summer. That’s pretty much it. I only enter shoe shops when one of these three has failed me and needs replacing.

These shoes are a surprise.

I went into a shop without purpose, they caught my attention, I tried them on and bought them.

Not only that, but I have brought them home and worn them – not just shoved them in the back of a cupboard and ignored them. They are ridiculously thin, and very, very flat. They are more fashionable than functional, but I kinda like them.

This is a bizarre experience.

6 thoughts on “Made for walking

  1. Lisa says:

    Congratulations! I wish this would happen to me. I only ever seem to find cool shoes that I like when I have no money to buy things. When I need to buy shoes, which like you say, is when the pair I am wearing falls apart, I can never find any. I wore my flip-flop type shoes all through last winter, as I didn’t find any boots I liked. Was ok, apart from when it snowed……

  2. Alex Andronov says:

    This doesn’t happen to me either.

    I have three pairs of shoes. Work shoes, brown shoes and brown shoes that you can wear without socks for when you are wearing shorts.

    I try to replace them with exactly the same pair each time. But sometimes they change the design and then I’m stuck. I am going to need some trouser brown shoes shortly as my current pair has a hole in it. It’s had a hole for three months. I wonder when it’s going to actually be enough of a problem to make me change them?

  3. Amy says:

    Are we the same person? I hate buying shoes so I never do it. I have nevert owned a pair of heels and at the age of 23 and the height of 5’1″ I probably should have learnt how to walk in them by now.

  4. Gavin Brown (RubberGoat) says:

    I am similar when it comes to shoes – I have a pair of ‘Office Shoes’ that live at work, walking sneakers for the commute, nice sneakers for jeans and stuff (hopefully a pair of Hungarian Tisza shoes if my colleague bought some), running shoes for… er… running and slippers coz me feet get cold in winter. I have flip-flops too but I hate them and only wear them on holidays. And I only replace them when they break…

    By the way, when I went to the Canary Islands a couple of years ago I bought some black sneakers – and in the corner they say “F1” on them 😀 Seriously!

  5. Christine says:

    I wore my flip-flop type shoes all through last winter, as I didn’t find any boots I liked. Was ok, apart from when it snowed……

    Woah! Cold feet!!

    It’s had a hole for three months. I wonder when it’s going to actually be enough of a problem to make me change them?

    My guess is when it rains. 🙂

    Are we the same person?

    Mr C has been saying this for a while, but there is one thing that proves we are not – I needs my sleep!

    I am similar when it comes to shoes – I have a pair of ‘Office Shoes’ that live at work…

    Ooh, shoes that live at work! That’s a new concept to me, but I like it!

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