Sunday, June 22, 2008

":...with a little help from my friends"



Thursday was a Quilt Guild Meeting 60 miles from home. We carpool as often as possible. This is best hour of conversation (each way) with friends. The pleasure of the drive transcends the purpose of the meeting. We usually plan for some brief shopping.

(Those gals above are NOT us - I just liked the "shoe" angle!)

We shared a quick cup of raspberry tea at my house, then off we headed. I just HAD to purchase some summer shoes, a task I dreaded.

Fortunately the shoe store carries a large selection, but after trying one pair and then a second, I was ready to QUIT! Having big feet (well, I AM tall) does NOT make it fun. Fortunately my two friends lent some much-appreciated support and within a few more moments, they had scoured the store, the sale rack, the expensive shoes and the cheap ones, and THEY found me TWO pair of more-than-decent shoes. One pair was even On Sale, and then we found a second pair. Somehow I also received an additional discount of $15.00. Not bad. They did the running, checking sizes, scanning the sale rack, while I sat there trying them on. Life is good! Thanks quilty friends!

This is a photo of one pair - don't they look like I can climb mountains and hike the Appalacian Trail?

Another successful day – “I’ll get by ”with a little help from my friends.

11 comments:

Carol E. said...

I love those shoes! I want some like it. Maybe with my next pay check.........

True Debreuil said...

My husband bought a pair of Keens in Australia and he really likes them. I have been looking around here but haven't spotted any. Maybe if we get back to Minneapolis... They were very expensive in Australia. I am hoping they cost less on this side of the pond.

Marilyn said...

Those shoes look super comfy. If you have time, could you visit my blog and give me some insight on my project?

meggie said...

Those shoes look like they want to come to fit on my feet! LOL. They do look comfortable, but I take an average size- hence there are none left in my size by the time I get there.
Friends sure are the best!

Jessica said...

I've had Keens for about a year and a half and I LOVE them! You'll never want to take them off (I even wear them in the winter with socks - something I swore I'd NEVER do...but I live in teh Seattle area, so I can get away with it!) LOL ~Jessica

LC said...

Oh, do I envy people who can find shoes that fit! My poor feet are 6A heels and 3A toes, and I'm mostly stuck with slingbacks or sandals that cost a fortune, or one brand of runners works with heavy socks. Sas are great but many Canadian stores don't carry the narrow ones. Sigh!

Enjoy those great looking shoes!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Really, I LIVE in shoes that live like that - or sneakers. Honestly, I really TRY hard to find a pair of slinky summer shoes and never seem to end up with them. Comfort is EVERYTHING!!!

Cheers!
Evelyn

Juliann in WA said...

I am a big fan of Keen shoes. I have been wearing them for years and probably have about 7 pair in a variety of colors and styles. Enjoy!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Love the new quilt. Not sure about hiking in those shoes. There are poisonous snakes in this part of the Appalachian trail country, so I'd have to recommend steel-toed boots. Of course the next best thing to hiking the trail is reading Bill Bryson's book, "A Walk In the Woods." It's hysterical.

Mama Koch said...

From one tall woman to another...I understand the pain of finding shoes!
Love them....may have to see if I can find a pair.

The Calico Quilter said...

I've got to look up Keens shoes because I am ALL about the comfort! I wear a size 11 so can definitely sympathize about the shoe hunt. Finally I just gave up hoping to find anything locally and now I order from Zappos.com. If you stay with brands you know finding a good fit is easier and since the company has free returns it makes the process easier. Honestly, Zappos is a lifeline for odd sizes. Have you tried it? (Not affiliated - blah, blah, blah - just a very loyal customer!)