Shopping for footwear should be an easy thing..Right? Simple as going into the store and picking up your size from the shelf, paying for your purchase and walking out the door in a new pair of shoes, well sometimes it just doesn’t seem to work out that way for some people.
Cindy and I have been shopping for footwear since Christmas, and the result is always the same, every shoe and boot in the store is tried on and after what seems like an entire day, we walk out of the store with absolutely no purchase made. Off to another store with the same results, how can anyone be this picky, you know your size just grab a pair, the next pair is grabbed and something is just not right with this pair either, so off we go with nothing bought, she just gives me the look while I explain what should happen when you go to buy footwear, it really shouldn’t be that hard I say.
Today we gave it another try, and the smile I saw on Cindy’s face when a pair of boots were chosen that weren’t too big, and weren’t too small but actually fit just right, heck even after trying on both boots and walking all over the store they still fit just right, she grabbed up the box and stuffed the new boots inside and sprinted to the checkout before I changed my mind, I am wondering if she will ever go boot shopping with me again.
Yes it is me that has the problem with footwear, heck I will even go as far to admit that I believe in the old left sock/right sock theory, yes I know that socks are supposed to be foot neutral, but that is only when they are brand new and have never been worn, after the first wearing they mold themselves to your foot and thus become right and left socks.
Boots or any footwear for that matter has to fit just right for me, I can’t go into a store and just pick up my size, they have to fit just right or else they go back on the shelf, I can try on ten pairs of the same size boot and find only one that fits, so if a store has only one pair of my size most likely it will not suit me, and I will just go away without spending my money. I may not have as many shoes as Imelda Marcos had, but the ones I do have fit me just right.
In my opinion, if I am going to spend the money for a product then I am going to be satisfied with the quality rather than just accepting what I can get, my boots will fit properly and they will be waterproof because I don’t like my feet getting wet either, if what I am looking for is there but doesn’t feel right then I just do without, I’d rather do without than to spend good money on something I am dissatisfied with.
Today here I sit wearing a brand new pair of boots, and a pair of socks that are on the correct feet, it is raining outside and my feet are dry, I have not been stomping around singing in the rain or anything but if I choose to my feet will still be dry, it may have taken me a couple of months to pick out a pair of boots I like but I am now happy, and Cindy is even happier than I, simply because she doesn’t have to take me shopping for quite a while.