Thursday, January 06, 2011

2010, The Year In Review: Part 1 - Best Purchase

I've always believed that it is so important to take care of your feet and your peepers. While the latter sometimes show their age (like when it's time to read the fine print or thread a needle and my arms just aren't long enough to put the distance between my eyes and what I am trying to see!), the former started becoming problematic over the last year. As a teacher I am on my feet a lot and can't afford to slow down, so when a friend of mine (also a teacher!) suggested I try a new pair of shoes, by Dansko, I decided to check them out.

Usually a Payless girl, it was a bit out of the ordinary for me to traipse to Nordstrom. But in my quest for comfort I was greeted by a salesman who guaranteed my satisfaction. "Try these for three months and if you don't agree that these are the best shoes for your feet, I'll take them back." While it wasn't difficult to argue with his offer, the $114 price tag was a bit steep. Reflecting for about a millisecond, I decided it would be worth it to give them a try.

All I can say is that these babies are never going back. In fact, I vow to get a new pair at the start of every new school year. I wear them every day and not only do they feel great, but they are very durable.

My Mom reminisces about taking me to Buster Brown on Wood Avenue in Linden to buy my $40 baby shoes so that my feet would grow properly. I guess I did the same thing with Stride-Rite for Julie and Z. Now it's my turn again to pay attention to my feet so I'm listening...and happily paying for their well being.



At 8:22 AM, Blogger Leslie said...

Manana loves hers! She was just raving about them in the office yesterday.


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