Friday, May 28, 2010

If The Shoe Fits

I'm looking for a pair of shoes to take on vacation with me later in the summer. We'll be doing a lot of walking and sightseeing, and I want something more fashionable than my white New Balance walking shoes; perhaps a style I can walk in during the day, then pair with a casual skirt for dinner.

I have a hard time finding shoes that fit.  The front of my foot is medium width,  but my heels are too narrow for many of the brands I find in the store.  Someone suggested I try Land's End shoes. Because it's so hard to get something that fits, I'm reluctant to buy shoes from a catalog, but I knew Sears carries some of their styles, so this afternoon I headed to the mall to try shoes on.  Even if I couldn't find the right combination of size, style, and color in the store, I would know what to order.

I was pleasantly surprised to find a pair of sandals that had adjustable  straps that made them fit well.  Usually I walk around the store for a few minutes to make sure the shoes are comfortable, but today I really walked...through all of the women's departments of the store.  I browsed the lingerie department, then checked out the shorts and t-shirts.  After I inspected the dressy clothes, I moved over to the swim suits and exercise clothes.  I also saw some cute purses and jewelry.  The shoes continued to be comfortable.  I had a winner!

Sadly, I couldn't find that right combination of size, style, and color, so I'll be ordering them online and waiting for them to delivered.  I can't wait!


  1. You must try on Keen shoes! Locally they sell them at Laurie's Shoes and REI. I have 5 pairs (4 pairs of sandals and a pair of dressy loafer). They fit like a dream on my weird feet, no break-in and they're really versatile.

  2. Susan, thanks for the heads up.

  3. Nice! I was going to say make sure you break them in before your vacation, but it sounds like you find the perfect ones from day one! I have heard that Sears carries some Lands End stuff but haven't checked it out yet!