Friday, April 25, 2008

Change your shoes, change your life

I was walking from the subway to D.'s birthday dinner last night. On the way I passed a store window and the reflection showed this haggard schlep with really unflattering shoes [that was me, btw]. Yes, I was coming from work and work clothes are often uptight, but really, there is never a need for ugly shoes.

I was near John Fluevog shoes so I went in. I saw a pair I had been coveting for a while - a decade or so - tried them on, and handed over my credit card. Way more than I thought I'd ever pay for shoes, but when I left the store, I left feeling great.

I stopped into a store to buy a birthday card for D. and next to me in line was a guy who used to work in the same building as my last job. We knew each other to recognize each other, but I couldn't remember his name and I don't think he knew mine. That didn't matter though, we got caught up in line about recent travels and my new job. As we were both walking in the same direction we kept talking until I reached the restaurant. And then I got around the whole "so what exactly is your name?" awkwardness by handing him one of my business cards and telling him to email me. I think he'd be really fun to hang out with. I tell you though, it was the extraordinary power of the shoes that caused this chance meeting.

D's birthday was fun and I got to meet some great people.

All in all, a happy evening out.

Now excuse while I get ready for work and put on my fab new shoes.


tornwordo said...

Happy walking!

Susan as herself said...

Oooh! I love those shoes---the heels are especially cool! May they bring you all sorts of fabulous times!!!

katrocket said...

New shoes always make me feel like a new woman. Yay for shoes!

Freak Magnet said...

You know, I've never been a shoe girl, but I like those. They're funky and unique - like you.

And as far as the cash for it - if you've wanted those shoes for that long, they've already paid for themselves.

Radmila said...

welcome to the dark side...I'm a shoe junkie.

Laverne said...

those shoes, I must have those shoes! Wowee are they cute or what?

Big question though, are they comfortable? I stand all day; almost no sitting while I'm teaching, so... must have the comfort.

I agree with susan, the heels are great.

Snooze said...

Torn: It's sad how happy these shoes have made me

Susan: so far so good

Kat: New shoes make an old outfit look completely fresh

Freak: Aw, thanks!

Radmila: Normally I go for boots, but I couldn't resist these

Laverne: Slight blister on my first day but I don't wear heels normally and these are incredibly comfortable. I wore them 9 hours straight the first day [I have a desk job, but I walked to the subway, walked all over at lunch].

tworabbitshow said...

New shoes. YES. That is what I need to fix my life right now. Where are my credit cards?

Snooze said...

And you live in the home of the Fluevogs!