Last weekend I went on the hunt for some shoes for our upcoming vacation. I wanted some black shoes that looked dressier than tennies but which still provided lots of comfort and support for days of walking. I discovered that the selection was much better for BROWN shoes of this description, and I didn’t find any black ones that I loved.
The least-losery choice was a pair of black Sketchers brand shoes from Academy. Stephen suggested that I try the selection at the Waco Academy to see if I could find something similar that I liked more. So today I went by the store on my way home from work, and had no luck.
I saw my original choice immediately. “Oh, those are uglier than I remembered.” I thought. I kept walking and checked out all of my other options. Bottom line: I didn’t love any other shoes, and of the new choices, my favorite was $44. The shoes I had originally seen in Temple were $29.
“What is the harm in trying them on one more time?” I thought. And I did. And, they were really comfortable. And so I bought them. Ugly, yet comfortable…am I really at this point in my life? I’m not even 27!
And yet, I’m strangely excited about this purchase, and eager to try them out at work tomorrow.
UPDATE: I’ve worn the shoes for two days, and my feet feel GREAT! No complaints in the comfort department. Here are the pics: