It is that time of the year again!
What time of the year you say? When the stores have sales as they are getting rid of one season’s things to make way for the next!
So I needed to buy some new shoes to replace my old flats and wedges that were falling apart. I went to Payless as they were having a BOGO sale, buy one and get one half off.
So I went in the store and proceeded to try on every shoe searching for one that fit. This is always the hardest part of shopping, taking things on and off trying to find the perfect and comfortable fit.
I finally found two pairs of shoes that fit great after searching the whole store.
One was a pair of blue flats orginally 29.99 on sale for $5! You know I can’t resist such a deal!
And some patent leather flats that were orginally 29.99 on sale for 16.99. Ah, patent leather! I just love it so.
I couldn’t wait to put them on and try to break them in.
There is only one downside to patent leather…
It does not bend or give to your foot. Which means that it stays firm and can cause some serious blisters.
It was so painful…
Yep it was like The Little Mermaid all over again.
For those who may not have read the Hans Christian Anderson, the real fairy tale, only having seen the Disney version you might not be aware of what I am talking about.
In the actual fairy tale, the little mermaid traded her speech for legs but was also cursed that with every step she took it would feel as if knives were being shoved into her feet. Each step produced incredible pain. Pain she bore because of her love for the prince.
It is a great story, I strongly recommend reading the real version.
Anyways, so I know I have had earlier foot/leg pain from exercising or squatting and compared it to this story, but this was the most like it.
The way the shoe was designed it was hurting the back of my heel and side of my foot.Oh it was agony. And of course I was at work so I had to pretend to be happy while I was hurting.
But man were they pretty.
But I can’t wait until they are completely broken in and stop blistering my feet; being a perfect fit.
On a side note, have you noticed how often I compare myself to the fairy tale The Little Mermaid? I guess that moviepilot quiz was more accurate than I thought.
For more on my “Little Mermaid” experiences, go to Walking on Pins and Needles
For more on The Little Mermaid, go to Waiter, There’s Some Disney in My Jane Austen
For more stories from my everyday life, go to When You Least Expect It
For more on Coco Chanel, go to These Shoes Were Made for Walking