Monday, December 28, 2009

Winter boots

As anyone that has seen my closet or my feet in the winter time can tell you, I don't have practical shoes. I have heels, ballet flats, boots (heels with no traction), sandals, sneakers so old they get the idea. I've finally gotten to the point in my life where I will no longer buy a pair of shoes just because I like them. I am trying to get out of the mentality that I can buy a new outfit to match the cute shoes. Don't get me wrong, I love shoes and always will and I will continue to purchase cute shoes but I will first ask myself, how often will I wear these? Do I have anything to wear them with? Do they look like they will hurt my feet? If the answer is yes to two of those three questions, I am going to try my darnedest to put the pretty shoes back on the shelf. BUT if I need them, well...that's a whole other story.

You would think that after living in Utah almost my entire life, and having experienced 25 Utah winters, I would have snow appropriate shoes. I don't. I have a very hard time buying shoes that are practical because they tend to be less that cute. If I were smart I would design practical, cute shoes that don't cost a fortune. I don't know why someone hasn't thought of it before!

Too bad Santa didn't leave these under the tree for me this year.


heidikins said...

I have similar winter-footwear woes...I finally caved and bought a pair of Dansko's this year, in shiny patent-red, of course. Recommended.


Motorcycle Grandma said...

So the pair of 12 year old Sorrels that we have in the storage unit in your size doesn't quite do it for you?

Annie Get Your Camera said...

Mom, do you really still have those?! I would totally take them off your hands.

PS: Way cute boots, Kel. After trying on boots yesterday, though, I'm disheartened. Guess I have to go for function instead of fashion. Stupid calves.

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