I am not the type to get obsessed with shoes. As a rule, I wear the least shoe I can get away with, which means usually ballet flats outside and socks or barefoot at home. So, last night when Liam wanted to go into Little’s in Squirrel Hill, I took the opportunity to go in with him and try on a pair of Vibram Five Fingers–these are shoes with very minimal soles, just enough to keep rocks and glass out of your feet, and a separate bit for each toe. They look kind of silly, but they were very comfortable.
Then I wandered around looking at other shoes, and a pattern developed: if I saw a pair and shrugged, it was cheap. If I saw a pair and really liked it, it was expensive. My favorite pair¹of all the ones I saw was on the cheap end of the range, actually, at $98; there is no way I can justify a hundred bucks for a pair of high heels, which I hardly wear. If I’m gonna spend real money on shoes, it should be practical ones.
Nonetheless, I loved the shoes.
1: The ones I tried on were the grey with blue ribbon, but I think I like the black with grey even better.