Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The soles are worn out, and the heels are kicked about, and the toes are lookin out for better weather

When I was a junior in college five years ago I bought myself a pair of Birkenstocks that I loved. I wore them until they were perfectly conformed to my feet but were also getting slick on the bottom and didn't look good either. I almost took a picture but then I thought who wants to see my crappy old shoes? Probably nobody.

Anyway, it was time for a new pair but Birkenstocks have really fallen out of popularity over the years, giving way to Rainbow flip-flops, Earth Shoes and Danskos. I couldn't find another pair even similar to my old ones--and change is sometimes good. I'd seen someone at church wearing a pair of really cute mary-jane style clogs and she'd told me they were Danskos. I thought they'd be perfect for me because I hate shoes that come up behind my heel.

So when I was buying Suzi some shoes, I ran across these on sale. They normally run in the $100's, but I would never pay that for shoes. They were (and still are) 35% off with free shipping, which is part of the reason I am writing this. They only have black ones left though.

I was so happy when they arrived and they fit. They are perfect because they not only look nice but are also comfortable, which makes them a popular choice amongst women who work on their feet all day. This is the best deal I was able to find. I always check around before buying something.

(Title from a Barleyjuice song we listen to quite a bit because we like it and I listened to it while pregnant so yeah, Ivey likes it too.)


Jamie said...

VERY cute! I know that back in the day when Burkenstocks were EVERYWHERE, you used to be able to get them refurbished- new soles, new straps... I don't know if they are still doing that, but it might be an option??

Lauren Wayne said...

I'm so spoiled now that I've fallen in with the Dankso crowd... My feet are so comfy that I can't buy anything else. So be careful!! Ha ha, just joking. I found a pair of Dansko sandals on eBay once, was the only bidder -- $15. I was pretty pleased with myself.