About two months ago, we were packing up before our move. We got to the front hall closet and hubs held up a pair of shoes. “You want to pack or toss em?”, he asked.
They were black Naturalizer loafers. I had to put these weird little insoles into them so they’d fit properly.
Another pair were held up.
Another – Brown things I hadn’t worn in ages.
And it went on like this until all I had left were my Cowboy boots (when you live in Calgary you have a pair of Cowboy boots and they come in handy at Stampede time) a pair of heels I wear sometimes if I don’t have to do much walking, my winter boots and three pairs of Naots.
And I’m not even concerned about it. Last time I went shopping, I got these ‘Be Ready‘ shoes from Naot and they are an all purpose shoe that I can wear pretty much anywhere and with anything. These are now my go to shoe. I wear these on marathon Ikea shops, on trips around the mall, through Heritage park and around the grocery store. They’ve never let me down and I’ve never gotten a blister.
I have a pair of ‘fancy’ red shoes that I wear if my jeans need some dressing up and they are just as comfy as my flats. They’re my ‘special occasion’ shoe and look great with dress clothes too.
And then there are my sandals from last year which are still in really awesome shape. I really don’t think I need anything else? And I can’t be bothered to spend money on any more shoes that hurt me. I don’t care if pointy toe heels in rainbow colors are only $39. They all hurt me. I once bought a pair of ‘good’ heels on sale because a friend told me I had to have them. I walked three blocks in them and had blisters 5 inches wide across both balls of my feet. No word of a lie. It was absolutely horrible! I won’t do it anymore and I won’t waste money on garbage shoes anymore either.
So they all went in the trash and I was happy to wave ‘bye bye’ as they went. Now I’m a woman with 6 pairs of shoes (including winter boots) and that’s kind of a crazy thing. I mean, do you know ANY women with only 6 pairs of shoes?
Now that we are FINALLY starting to see the sun, I might look for a pair of flip flops just to have a choice when it comes to a sandal. Naot has just come out with these and I think they’re super cute. Ahem. Excuse me while I run out shopping!
*Naot has provided me with shoes to try out. But that’s not why I love them. I love them because they truly are the best shoes I’ve ever worn.