Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Shoe Shopping

Shoe shopping is one of those things I dread. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a girl, I love shoes! I just don’t like it when I have to find a pair. Any other day of the week I can find 10 pairs I’d love to own but not when I’m actually looking.

Saturday, I spent 2+ hours searching for the perfect tennis shoe. (This was at least my 3rd search!) I assure you - it doesn’t exist. 20 pairs later, a splitting headache, and a tired husband, I decided that the pair I had bought at the first store was the best of all that I had tried.

You may wonder why we continued the search; basically, the cost. Have you looked at tennies lately? They are so expensive. It had been at least 2 years since I had bought a pair and it was painful to shell out the money for these.

I did some consumer research and asked several people what brand, type, etc. they like best. It helped some, but really, every foot is so different. The salesman in one store was just plain fed up with me. He kept offering (no forcing) a variety of shoes and every single pair I rejected. He finally walked away, shaking his head in disgust, I’m sure.

Hopefully, these will last another couple of years. I’m not interested in buying another pair any time soon!


Margaret said...

Haha, you were probably his "annoying customer of the day" story that night when he told his friends. ;) And yes indeed tennis shoes are insanely expensive. Unfortunately tennis is my sport and I have to get a new pair about every 10-14 months. A necessary evil I suppose....kind of like government, homework, and wisomd teeth removal.

Catherine said...

I just got a new pair of running shoes, wore them out for a walk yesterday, and decided I don't like them at all. I thought I was getting the same pair I got last time, so I didn't try them on (big mistake!) to find that I had mistakenly picked up a 8.5 WIDE not a 8.5 box, plus they have stupid sparkle things by the shoe lace holes. I feel like I'm wearing my LA Gear shoes from 4th grade! Sigh. I hope yours work out better Alaina!

Micah & Brad said...

I hate the pressure of shopping anytime I have to buy something, whether it be clothes, shoes, a gift... YUK!! I'm not a very patient shopper!