Shopping makes me cringe.
There. I said it.
Of course there are those days where I'm in what I call a "shopping mood," but believe me when I say those days are far and few in between, much to my shopaholic sister's dismay. Plus it doesn't help the shopping process that I'm pretty much always broke and having to watch my spending.
I've been known to get so frustrated with shopping that it actually nearly makes me cry...
- I have chunky thighs, a big butt, wide hips, but a small waist so jeans never fit right.
- The girls tend to fluctuate throughout the month to several different sizes, all of which are along the busty side, so bra shopping always sucks.
- I can't wear cute skirts unless they're maxi because, as stated above, my butt is big and what would be mid-thigh on some women is XXX rated on me.
- I have my mother's feet; smaller in length but wide and not many places carry wide shoes for women. I've always had issues finding shoes that are my style and actually fit so when I do, I wear them to death.
Now, I'm not talking about "girly shoes" like high heels, wedges, boots and the like. I don't seem to have much of an issue finding things like that for fancier outfits or when I just want to dress up a little bit. I'm talking about comfortable, everyday shoes that you just grab, throw on, and you're good to go wherever your destination might be
Flash back to 2012. You will understand my skepticism as a difficult shopper when I decided to order a pair of shoes through Amazon. Not just any pair of shoes though.
KangaRoos became extremely popular back in the late 70's and throughout the 80's and 90's and are known for having a small zipped pocket on the side of each shoe designed to hold a key and some change.
Aided by nostalgia, these were purchased out of pure hope and faith they would fit my difficult feet. And would you believe they actually did fit; Perfectly!
Back to present.
I knew my beloved Roos were starting to fade into oblivion but I didn't want to accept that heartbreaking fact so I kept wearing them like nothing was happening. Both the shoes and I knew the end was drawing near...
It happened so suddenly; I had a packed weekend that had me on my feet most of the time and realized my shoe sole mate was starting to hurt my feet. Then as suddenly as the shoes and I bonded those 4 years ago, they turned on me.
They gave me blisters on the back of both ankles.
Me being the stubborn person that I am of course tried to walk around in them a little bit longer but, as you probably have guessed with the blisters already on my ankles, that didn't last too long.
So now it is with a heavy heart that I bid my Roos adieu.
"Are a pair of shoes that important" you might stop and ask yourselves, especially after reading this far into my post. Instead of asking that particular question, think about this for a minute: I took the time to photograph and write an entire post dedicated to a pair of shoes.
"Give a girl the right shoes, and
she can conquer the world." --Marilyn Monroe
What is/was your absolute favorite pair of shoes?