When I was a kid, Mom took me to Payless once a year to buy shoes. Specifically, to have me pick out a pair of sneakers and sandals. The idea was that I could then buy nicer shoes – church shoes – with my allowance money.
Unfortunately for her, she severely miscalculated just how little I cared about the niceness of my shoes or their appropriateness for church. So towards the end of every year she’d have to argue me down on a variety of issues I found extremely debateable, such as “Why can’t I just wear my sandals to the Christmas Eve service?” and “But if I jump from the car to the sidewalk, I might not get any snow in them!” and “BUT I DON’T WANT TO GO SHOPPING.”
In fact, up until last week, I’m pretty sure I didn’t own any shoes that weren’t either a) from Payless, or b) a gift. (Usually from my mother. With a vaguely threatening note attached.)
But after my last pair of flats gutted themselves tragically on a sewer grate (whyyy?), I realized that I should probably just accept that I need to actually go invest my money in A Pair of Forever Shoes, made out of real leather or something. A Pair of Forever Shoes would’ve survived that sewer grate, damnit.
And they cost two hundred dollars.
Oh god, I nearly passed out when I clicked “submit” on their website. I feel incredibly guilty spending more than $50 on any one thing (thanks a lot, mom!) (<– that may or may not be sarcastic! I have not decided!)
Anyway, they came, and they are truly awesome.
Things to Do In $200 Shoes:
1. Wear them to a day at the clinic – because they’re ridiculously comfortable and professional. Sensible!
2. Lie on your bed watching half a season of Arrested Development and eating nachos, and think to yourself, “I am watching Arrested Development and eating nachos while wearing $200 shoes.” and marvel at the direction your life has taken.
… Guess which one I’ve been using them for?
WORTH EVERY PENNY.
(Technically, if you want to follow in my very expensive footsteps, today you can get a 20% off coupon for liking their company on facebook. I feel like a shill telling you guys that, but like – what if one of you decided to buy a pair? And I didn’t tell you about the 20% off thing, so you spent an extra $40? That would definitely be worse.)