June 19, 2007

The internet is a wonderful thing for (my) feet.

Since I now have a job which requires me to actually wear footwear whilst at work (hi Arden!) and since removing it while sitting at my desk is easier if it's not sneakers, I found myself actually wearing my dress shoes a lot. This was also made true by the fact that for the first time in my life I owned dress shoes which were actually more comfortable to wear than my midprice sneakers. When you weigh what I weigh, this is a not-inconsiderable surprise; these shoes were picked out for me by a dear friend who marched me to Nordstrom's in Tyson's Corner one time before a job interview (hi Shurronne!).

Anyway, so I had one pair of Ecco dress shoes. The problem was that they were comfortable, and I was wearing them everywhere. Then Amazon.com started advertising some partner store, Endless, I think, which sold shoes (and handbags, for those of you who care). They were running some sort of sale whose tagline was that if you ordered shoes overnight shipped, they'd knock 5$ off the price and the shipping was free. Knowing full well that this means simply that the shoe prices are inflated, I shrugged, but there - there in front of me - was a whole range of Ecco shoes.

Overnight.

No hassle.

Ding. Thanks to the internet, for the first time in my life I have more than one pair of non-sneaker or boot shoes. And you know what? They're fucking comfortable.

It only took 38 years, mom.

Posted by jbz at June 19, 2007 2:03 PM | TrackBack

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you are most welcome! J

Luv ya, ron

Posted by: shurronne at July 16, 2008 10:40 PM
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