Then I fell in love. I bought these:
I have so much love for these flip flops. They have a fabric thingy between your toes, a substantial sole and an arch! I've had mine now for 3 years, keep them mink oiled and they are as comfortable as the day I bought them. I'm always relieved when I see that they haven't discontinued them. In fact, I've thought that I should buy an extra pair and put them up. I'll be lost without my Clark's flip flops when they die one day. Oh, but don't think that is anytime soon! There are thousands of more miles left on my current flip flops.
I've had the itch to buy a pair of shoes lately. A couple of years ago, I purchased a pair of Skechers (black, but not patent leather like in the picture) and found them so darned uncomfortable that they've just sat in my closet. Work is a closed toe shoe work environment only. Apparently, someone dropped something on their foot once that required stitches. So, I wear a lot of Birkenstocks. Birks look good with pants, but they can look a little hunky-clunky with my little dresses.
So K- and I were out today with my long time best friend, April. We almost always take a trip to DSW to try on far too many shoes. We even try the ones on that we know we would never buy. Then I found these: I wear little summer dresses to work. These qualify as legal footwear, they are comfy and my guess would be comfy enough to stand in for 8 hours and they are cute! I bought them online, rather than in the store, because I knew that I had a $10.00 off $50.00 purchase e-mail from DSW and found that when I went to order, they also had free shipping on $29.00 and up. We've ordered Hubs' running shoes through DSW.com several times and were very happy with their service.
Hooray for a kicky new pair of shoes! Hooray that I found something that I like and I actually bought them. I always feel bad about spending money on myself and since my ACL reconstruction, I can't wear cheapie shoes anymore. But! I can't wait for these to arrive! :) Eeeee!