Monday, June 06, 2005

Remember those shoes....

Born with the flattest of flat feet...and wearing a size 9 by grade nine...shoe shopping has always been a challenge. Now a size 10 (really 10 1/2 but who makes them? I should be buying 11's....) I will always remember dad taking me to buy shoes for the beginning of highschool. Fashion is not a concern of parents...comfort and support is all that mattered. Well, to the "Rockport" store to buy my shoes we went. I came home with some burgundy lace ups, including some extra arch support. They were the ugliest shoes known to man...perfect for my first day in highschool. I think I wore those shoes once...really, maybe twice. Dad spent a lot of money on those shoes...so I know he will also remember he refused to buy me another pair of shoes after that. I was on my own!
Well dad...guess where I ended up finding shoes this weekend? No longer am I the fashionable uncomfortable shoe wearer...try running after two boys in thick heeled slides...
Finds from the "Rockport" store...mind you no arch support...but so comfortable!

It seems "Rockport" has changed some of their styles...not so bad are they! All 10's but larger sized so I can get away with them!
On the knitting front...grumps t is almost complete. I am at the waist, almost at the point of increasing. This baby fits perfectly! Like it was made for me! HA!

9 comments:

LisaB said...

Your grumperina tshirt looks great. I like the color. And I am with you on the big feet. I had size 10 by grade 7. It was horrible trying to find dress shoes that suited my age.

Tara said...

Wow, you fixed that t hella quick!

I hear ya on the uncomfortable vs fashoinable shoe front. I find that it's helpful to have a very large collection of both cute sneakers and cute strappy sandals so you're always prepared! :)

Anonymous said...

Too funny little sister, I bought rockport sandles at winners this weekend too, for comfort, I went right to them knowing the name and reputation and by the way when your one of 10 children a new pair of shoes is a treaaaat. Isn't it?

catherine

goodkarma said...

I'm a big footed gal, too, but with arches, so anyway, we all have foot problems. Thank goodness for Dansko and Josef Seibel (and Birkenstocks are getting cuter, too).

Diana said...

heehee, your shoe story is great. I am looking forward to seeing grumperina's t-shirt all done and modeled!

Lauren said...

Ah yes, another 10 1/2 person :) No one makes those! The new shoes look very cute though--and I hope they are comfy! :)

annie said...

Alls I can say is, thank heaven for Nordstroms & Eddie Bauer! If it weren't for those two entities, I would be living my life bare footed. I used to be an 11AA (just like Jackie O) but after the kids I hover between an 11M and a 12AA.

And why, oh why, are all high heels for size 11's so darned high? We're not ALL drag queens, you know...

Thanks for the vent op!

Jeanie said...

Beautiful sweater!!! You've inspired me to make this sweater with the Shine yarn. How many skeins do you think it will require?

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

They made a motion picture called "Father knows Best"