I must have the worst luck with footwear. I am not comfortable walking in heels so that leaves me just with ballets, sandals and flats. No matter how basic, comfortable and stylish they be, I have to go to the shoe shop again after three months.
95% of the times, they have a tear so bad, I have to throw them away. They simply do not last 😦
I blame it on my walking. I walk through all kinds of roads and weather. My love for the same is not new. Given an option to go the market or the bank on foot, I would gladly do that instead of hopping on a bike. Bangalore is famous for its anytime-anywhere rains, which gives all kinds of terrain trainings to walking enthusiasts. When it rains, you do not know the step you are about to take will be on a firm surface or pothole. And the non-tar roads are such a slushy mess, that navigating through them without messing up your salwars and pants itself is a great achievement. So all the brunt is being borne by the material adorning my feet. And not only Bangalore, even in my hometown, my shoes did not last for more than six months.
Every visit to the shoe shop will have the salesman fawning over the choice I made saying it will be good for all kinds of weather, be in rain or cold. “Madam, full guarantee. Any problem, bring it back, but problem will not come only, superb piece.” The Bata showroom near my place has seen me more times than the temple.
Even though I have to keep on shoe shopping, I do not own more than two pairs. One I use only for special occasions, like weddings and reception. The other one is the variable, never there for more than twelve weeks. That too I have to make sure it is matching with all kinds of attires – western and traditional.
Tired of this Zack once suggested me to get a very high end branded shoes, telling they will last forever. But I do not have the heart to invest three thousand rupees when I know my ill fate would have me needing a pair again. This birthday, brother gifted me with a pair of Adidas sports shoes. Actual implication and underlying meaning of it was to use it to walk and run and lose weight 🙄 I know they will last long, but who wears them with salwars 😦
There are so many pretty and beautiful shoes out there and I wish I had the good fortune to try the awesome styles and designs. I know one shoe lover who has the neatest and prettiest collection ever! May you keep amassing even more and more 😉
I think I should be happy that at least I get my shoe size easily, sigh!