Dumb decision of the week

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So I've been needing new shoes for a while now. But they don't make ladies laceup shoe-boot things. ie, a shoe with a high ankle, or a boot. If you're lucky at the beginning of the winter season, apparently some stores have get a very small stock of them.

So when I found a store last week that had three pairs of black lace up boots I thought *bargain* and got a pair. Unfortunately I didn't really try them on properly - that is, I didn't do them up and walk around. I was just happy that my toes weren't hitting the end like they were in the other pair they had. They also had a bit of a higher heel, and looked quite nice.

Really dumb idea.

Even dumber was not really trying them around the house before taking them outside. So I went out with them before I really realised that the heel made walking just that much more difficult, plus they were too big and I was sliding around in them. Not good.

So a couple of days I went back to try on the flat soled pair, thinking I'd save these other shoes for more formal, less walky type activities. This time I did them up and walked around for a bit and decided they'd probably do the job.

Except they feel really flimsy, very little support, and the corner of my heels rub in the joins.

So. $155 and two pairs of shoes later, and I'm still no closer to having some shoes that I feel I can wear for 8-10 thousand steps a day.

4 Comments

Soss said:

Do you have a Timberland shop in over there? They do some nice ladies lace up boots!
You could always resort to ... dun dun duuuun.. E-bay!

August 31, 2005 10:29 PM

   

kazza said:

Don't think we have any Timberland stores. It's just not the fashion at the moment. And ebay is pointless, cause I need to be able to try them on. There's no such thing as standard here. I used to be size 5 or 6, but lately it's more like 7. No hope of getting anything to fit when they start screwing around like that.

August 31, 2005 10:39 PM

   

CC said:

Isn't there a Timberland at DFO or something? Or is that Rivers? Maybe you should check it out.

September 1, 2005 10:42 PM

   

kazza said:

dunno about Timberland. Rivers don't tend to have too many shoes.. you have to be lucky to find stuff there.. although it probably depends which store you go to too heh

September 2, 2005 10:19 PM

   

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