Tuesday, September 19, 2006

shoes

I “discovered” Easy Spirit shoes last winter when I was looking for a comfortable walking shoe in black. I was entirely smitten by the way the shoe wrapped around my foot and comforted my toes, which suffer a “crunched” effect as the result of a previous foot injury. A month later I spied these wonderful walkers on the feet of my friend Jules, bought myself a pair (well, two, actually), and hardly wear anything else unless it’s absolutely necessary.

This is a long way from my days in the corporate world, where I wore sneakers to the office, then changed into a pair of shoes that were among the choices I kept under my desk. I had six pairs there, one in every suitable color to go with whatever my attire was for the day: black, gray, navy, taupe, maroon, and dark green. As a scrapper, it’s an obvious photo opp to detail a slice of my commuting and corporate life—if only I were thinking like a scrapper in those days!

Now my shoes are pretty basic—functional and comfortable, and those that I have for dress occasions are flats, since heels give my little toes grief. Sigh. My Imelda Marcos days are over, but I still manage to keep Easy Spirit in business.

5 comments:

samtzmom said...

Every now and then, I'll tempt the gods and wear the heels to church (only because I am 5'2" and need some height with certain skirts/dresses), but always am reminded after having them on for an hour or so how much I hate them. Give me my Dansko clogs anyday! Comfortable shoes are a must for any prolonged standing/walking, and those Easy Spirits look especially inviting! Hugs!

Jules said...

Love our shoes. Dee saw them on me at Paradise Found and now wants a pair too. We are speading comfort one or two pairs at a time. Love you!

Jules said...

Love our shoes. Dee saw them on me at Paradise Found and now wants a pair too. We are speading comfort one or two pairs at a time. Love you!

Kip said...

I'm with you, my days of wearing heels are over with which is fine with me. I love those shoes too and might buy myself a pair!

Kip

Ruth said...

Ah, a choice of shoes, those were the days. With my heal spurs I am left with the choice of sneakers or sneakers. Lucky me. Wish I could sneak under the desk that was and steal a few pair, like you would have noticed.
Ruth

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