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Oh summer shoes!

8 Apr

So begins the seasonal shift.  In New York there are two seasons and temperature volumes (is that a term?).  Listen, I’m no scientist, but I live here, so I’m entitled to my weatherpinion.  So either it’s super hot or very cold.  In between the hot and cold seasons there are maybe two weeks on either side of the hot and cold where it is perfect outside.  And I think we’re in that now.  Which gives me a little time to get ready for the impending doom of the slimy summer.  I know from summers past that I need to find comfortable shoes that allow my feet to breathe while also providing support.  So, I’ve opted for the orthopedic types over the cute styles of sandals and I really don’t know if it was the best choice.

Can I rock the classic Birk?  They look like boats attached to my feet.  What is it, the 90s? By the way I ordered these over Zappos so I wasn’t sure what they would look like on my feet before they got here and now I’m not so sure.

Then, to add insult to injury, I thought I’d also order a pair of Bass shoes.  They’re comfy.  They’re pretty inexpensive at $30.  So I threw them into the Zappos order too and behold:

Hi there, bunion.  Wow. Boy are these unflattering.  Not only that, but they fart when I walk.  I mean, don’t get me wrong.  I love feeling like I’m walking on air but I just don’t want to hear the pfff-ing it makes when I walk.  Not to mention the sad showing of my bunion.  Maybe no one needed to know I have a bunion, but now we all know.  I hope that doesn’t change the public perception of me as a person.  Actually, I don’t care.  If people think of me differently because of my bunion, well then, I guess that’s the way the cookie crumbles.

I think I might keep the Birks, but what if I look like a dork?  I shake my fist at the summer.  (even though I love the sun)  I am a woman of contradictions.  A woman that desperately wants a pair of comfortable summer shoes that is also cute.  Does this even exist?  I fear not.

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