I was out at the Waikele Outlet Mall yesterday because Art needed to buy some energy type gels for his running.
Anyway, while there I thought I'd check out the Factory Brand Shoes Outlet to see if they had some athletic shoes that I've been looking for. I bought a pair a while ago and discovered that when I walked downhill especially, my toe would bang against the front of my shoe. It was rather annoying. My daughter had been warning me that I should buy a larger size for jogging. Since I don't jog, I didn't think it would bother me. Still, I really love these shoes otherwise so I'd like to buy a larger size. Art is always wanting me to exercise so he'll insist I buy 100 shoes if it'll get me outside walking.
Well, I didn't find the athletic shoes I wanted but I found something else. I decided to check out boots for my friend, Diane who needs a better pair of boots for line dancing. She's a size 6. I can fit into a 6.5 or 7. You have NO idea just how difficult it is to find a boot that is FLAT with a smooth leather outsole. However, there it was in the clearance section calling me! Hallelujah! Flat. Smooth, leather, non rubber outsole. Size 7! I'll be spinning forever in these. It fit me perfectly. I hunted and hunted for another pair in Diane's size but there weren't any. If there were, it would have capped our outing perfectly. I'll have to keep looking for another pair for Diane but I'm so excited about mine. It was marked at $89.00, down to $50.00 with a 25% off tag. I left the store paying $39.27 which included the tax! Oh happy days!
This is all fine and dandy but knowing my penchant for breaking and spraining my ankles and feet I can't wear these boots anywhere else because the bottoms are so slippery.
All this brings me to wondering WHO the heck buys boots in Hawaii anyway? I never see anybody wearing them (except at line dancing). It's too hot! So why are they selling them everywhere? Strange...