Friday, May 18, 2012

I have a shoe problem

I never, ever thought I would say I have a shoe problem.

 I am the LAST person in the world to collect shoes. In the past I have seriously found a pair of shoes I liked and worn them to death, owning just a few other specialty shoes as needed (like sneakers, rain and snow boots).

However, about 2 years ago when I began having foot problems (anyone remember angry ankle and arch?), I discovered Danskos. 

After I got out of my ankle boot cast, I started wearing these because they had excellent arch support and I could fit my foot into them with my arch support wrap (that has an air bladder under the arch to keep it in place).

And wow, were they comfy!

But then winter came and I needed something more shoe-like, so i decided to get a pair with a covered back. I really wanted the cherry red ones but I was too timid to get them so I got copper instead. 

And I wanted purple but they didn't have them in stock at the store I like to buy them at (Skinny Raven, for anyone wanting to shop in Anchorage), so I got blue. And I realized that having multiple pairs of Danskos was like having a favorite pair of shoes i wore to death, but in various colors, because they all feel the same and sooo comfy!

So, a year or so passed, and I was just browsing the Danskos site (as one does), and found these sweet babies:

And then, when I was at the store buying them, they happened to have purple in stock, so I got them too.

And then I realized as the warmer weather approached that I had no decent looking sandals for the summer, so the other day I got these:

(which look like salmon skin, or dinosaur skin, depending on your age and perspective) and are OHMYGAH comfy, they feel just like regular Danskos but are sandals.

And when i was checking out I realized that if I bought juuuust one more pair, I'd get a pair free, since my frequency card at Skinny Raven would be full. so how could I not, right??

So I bought these amazing puppies:

(limited edition, if I didn't get them now, they would be gone)

and finally felt confident enough to get these:

(which I am wearing today).

So, that's that then. 

Except I still have a wish list.

Help! Somebody call Candy Finnigan, I think I need an intervention.


hokgardner said...

I love ALL of those shoes. I think it may be time for a trip to Nordstrom, the only store in town that sells Dansko.

knittergran said...

Whoa!!! Turquoise Danskos??? I need to get me to Abbadabbas!

Ann in NJ said...

Those are seriously cute and I would be falling right down that rabbit hole with you, except I have one pair of Danskos - and I can't wear them. I wear them for an hour or two and something about the angle makes my lower back KILL. I am very sad. :(

Little Miss Sunshine State said...

Hi! Glad to see you blogging again.

I had a different solution to my bum foot problem. I moved to FL and stopped wearing shoes!

Alice said...

You totally just made my inner shoe whore do a little dance for you.

Dance,I tell you!