Did you ever really, really, I mean really want to trade in a part of your body for new? Of course, we all do.
For me, it’s the feet. I literally hate my feet. Thanks Dad. For I inherited his wide feet with a high instep, and absolutely the worst shape for most shoes. I mean they look like duck feet. Daisy would have an easier time shopping at PayLess or KMart than I do.
I decided I’d like a pair of high dress boots this winter. HA. Good luck with that idea kiddo…. I go into stores, ask if they have anything in a Wide-Wide width and far too often the answer is *no*. I found a couple pairs in a *wide* width online (at a really great sale price) so I ordered. And promptly sent back. Wide according to just whose standards?? My sister took a pair that were almost too tight on her size 8 narrow foot!
I literally only buy Dansko shoes and clogs any more. Thank goodness I live near their “Company Store” in Jennersville, PA where their shoes are 50% off. Tho it’s a crapshoot as you never know what styles they’ll have in your size. But I like shopping there because their shoes are hand-crafted and if (like me) you have one foot almost a size bigger than the other or (like me) have one foot a size wider than the other (did I mention I hate my feet??) you can pull 4 or 5 pairs off the racks and mix and match till you find the one that’s got just a bit larger right foot, etc.
So when the email came in advertising Dansko at 40% off at 6pm.com – well I just had to go look. Found a pair of their Brinkley boots and thought I’d give them a try. Never mind that they were 4 times the price of the ones I previously ordered…
Thought maybe if I ordered in a size larger, there was some snowball’s chance they’d fit. Well, lo and behold – they did! Tho the right leg just wouldn’t zip all the way up my larger calf. Did I mention besides the wide foot, high instep and mis-matched feet I have larger calves? So I wandered around a bit figuring they’d stretch out some and after about a half hour, they had stretched enough to zip them up. I’m not saying I’ve got mis-matched legs too… must be the boots 😉 By morning, they zipped up with no trouble. Matter of fact, I was so thrilled to find they actually FIT that I ordered their sister pair – the Brielle – in brown. Now we just have to wait and see if I’ll be so lucky with the second pair.