February 27, 2015

New Boots

The old ones were perfect, perfect, perfect.  Like old friends. But a decade of love couldn't save the disintegrating soles - even the cobbler wouldn't touch them.

And so with a growing level of trepidation, mixed with a weird sense of hope that I'd find something that fit, I walked into REI with my gift certificates in hand.  I apologized ahead of time that I was a hard fit, and still they smiled. Yes sir, I tried on almost every pair in their inventory, in a variety of sizes and widths, with multiple socks of different thicknesses, and there I was sitting amongst a mountain of boxes demonstrating to the entire world that I had officially become a Princess. (WHERE ARE THE SHOES THAT FEEL GOOD??! For that matter, where are the clothes that make me look good? It seems to be a common theme these days, and I'm sure it has NOTHING to do with my age...)

No comfort.  No boots.  It was a sad moment.

And then the third staffer showed up.  She had just the ticket.

I am now the proud owner of a new pair of Salomons. They are wonderful and comfortable and breaking in nicely and stable as all get-out.  AND they are hot pink.


  1. It wasn't very long ago that I made a similar trip to REI for the same reason - I tried on all the boots there were, and went away with no boots! That was depressing. I honestly can't remember if I got new boots since then or not - I think I started wearing some other old ones that weren't as comfortable...I mean to go to Red Wing and see if they can help me. But I haven't heard of this brand so maybe there is hope....

    1. I'm feeling your pain! Go back in and try again!

  2. Good Morning Nancy, I am taking a little "me" time today and catching up with friends. I appreciate your stopping by my blog. I dread going shoe shopping because of having a hard time finding a comfortable fit. I have to find a pair of tennis shoes before summer so I can keep up with my grandson. I have enjoyed catching up with you this cold morning. It is suppose to be 20 but with the wind chill it is in the single digit. Stay warm and enjoy your new boots. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend Shirley