Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cheap Shoes

Generally speaking, I don't buy cheap shoes, or purses. My mom taught me that you only buy leather and anything less is a waste of your money. However, a few years ago, I did buy some REALLY cheap shoes.

This was when I was taking classes to complete my Bechelor's. Most of my classes were filled with other people like me: 30-somethings that realized the degree they didn't need 10 years ago was a must now. Some of my classes did have your typical just-out-of-high-school student. Chemistry was one of these classes. One of them sat right behind me. I came to class one evening and she had on the cutest shoes. I told her that I liked them and she told me where she got them and that they were only $5! Five dollars!!!!???? I decided that even if I only wore them once or twice, I would get my money's worth out of them.

After class I headed to the store to pick up a pair of my very own. I remember standing there thinking this was not a store I would normally step foot in, let alone actually buy something in. I even remember seeing the "Man made materials" label and thinking I really shouldn't waste my money. I walked around for quite a while with them before finally deciding that $5 was just too good to pass up. So I bought them.

They're a slide and really not that comfortable to wear simply because they are hard to keep on your feet. So I don't wear them that often, but I will say they've stood up pretty well. I'm thinking today may be the day they should meet the trash can.
If you look closely, you can see that the insole to the shoe is starting to come loose. What I find most entertaining about this is that the it has stitches in it. They actually took the time to stitch around the edge of it, but it's glued to the shoe!!!
Someday I hope to have a pair Christian Louboutin. . . . .

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