Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Blue Suede Shoes, etc

Finding shoes that fit comfortably is a true challenge for me, so, for the last 4 years. I have worn the same shoes everyday.....Merrell Encore Breeze slides. They give me good balance, are very comfy, acceptable at work, and they can be worn with or without socks depending on the weather. In winter they are roomy enough to accommodate some lovely hand knit socks which were a gift from my very talented SIL, and in summer they are cool but keep my toes from frostbite in the frigidly AC'd office. The Merrells wear so well, that the two identical pairs I own hardly look worn at all, and they can be washed.

Everytime I shop, I do glance at all the "cute' shoes and wish, but then decide to pass, but last weekend, I found not only one, but two pairs of comfy but stylish (to me anyway) new shoes. Of course, since my teen years I've been searching for a pair of blue suede shoes to pay homage to Elvis. Voila, it may have taken 50 odd years, but I now have them. (They do not show up blue in this photo, but they surely are a beautiful shade of blue)
For my next trick.....I happened upon these wonderfully comfy and tres cute Tevas, at a great sale. The only pair in the store in this style were in my size! Normally way beyond my budget, these were meant to be mine and will be perfect on the trip to FL coming up in just 4 weeks! Tevas have great support and fit my feet well and I actually wore them to the retreat on Sunday and had to prevent the other size 9 attendees from stealing them. They may be a bit funky for my age, but I really do not care, they just make me happy.
I think the Merrells are getting worried but they will be coming to FL, too!

5 comments:

barbara said...

Great shoes! I love the blue suede ones! I have a hard foot to fit too, size 8 AAA. I truly envy people who can walk into a shoe store and buy shoes. Where I live, Nordstroms is the only place that carries shoes in AAA widths. Inexpensive shoes are not made in AAA widths, so I buy very few pairs and wear them to pieces.

Happy Days said...

I like your shoes, and the bottom pair are not funky! I bought 2 pairs of shoes at the beach. A black suede pair and a pair of orange/brown mules. Both super comfy. My feet are short and chubby and sometimes I have a hard time finding shoes to fit. Won't be long before time is here to leave for sunny Florida!!...debbie

Happy Days said...

I like the new Blue...does it go with the shoes? pretty pretty!!...deb

Cape Cod Kitty said...

Thanks everyone....
Barbara...I have narrow feet, too....especially my ankles so have trouble having shoes stay on my feet. When I find a pair that works it is a cause for celebration!
Happy feet = happy me.
Thanks for stopping by...

Poppy said...

Your photo appears to have disappeared. At least I am not seeing it. I've noticed that on other blog and even on mine when I've looked back over my posts that photos have a tendency to vanish. Strange.

Anyway, glad you found some new kicks and I hope your shoe and your feet stay happy :)