Monday, May 11, 2015

From the vase...

I made out like a bandit for Mother's Day...I got to actually see Sarah and Tootie on Saturday...they gave me gift cards for Mother's Day.  And I got beautiful flowers from my other daughter.
I had them in the sink adding water, so paused to take a few pics of the different flowers.
These are a richer, darker red than showing here.
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Has anyone bought tennis shoes lately?  There are pink, there are purple, there are orange!  There are teal green. there are gray.  A few black and a few white ...but not a single pair did I find that felt good enough to spend the money on.  Not the black, white or gray that I really wanted, and none of the ones that make a fashion statement.

And have you ever noticed that the places that have the name brands for less than normal...none of those have arch support.  I am convinced the companies make a run of shoes that are sub-standard.

Anyway, I left without any...not to mention I had wanted to find a new pair of slip on shoes that still had a bit of support.  Didn't find any of those either.

We stopped to get a bite to eat and while there, I happened to think of Gander Mountain and their hiking shoes.  Thankfully, I found a pair that seems to feel extra good on concrete.  I could hardly stand to shop long enough to find these...being on concrete really bothers my back and feet.
Keen Women's Voyageur Hiking Shoe,Neutral Gray/Lime Green,5 M US
These are the ones I got...I do like the looks of them and they look so good with jeans..  But I cannot tell you how many pair I tried on before I settled on these.  Most of the others were definitely not an option because I have a problem with one foot.  Do you have trouble finding shoes that fit and feel good?  Every time I have to buy a pair of shoes, I dread it so bad cause I know it is going to be hard.  I think this time was the hardest yet.

13 comments:

Ginny said...

We have a fairly new Gander Mountain store here, but I have never been in it. Yes, I have awful trouble with shoes! I have lymphodema and nothing would fit me but Crocs. I even had to wear them to weddings and funerals. But now I am finding a bit more. I like that yours are pretty, while being neutral.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Hi Susie, yes I have a hard time finding comfortable shoes. I have found Skecher's Go Walk shoes to be the most comfortable for me and they slip on. I like one style better than the other, tho. The white ones get dirty quickly, but they can be put in the washing machine. I don't put them in the dryer. The shoes in the photo look very comfortable.

CountryMum said...

Lucky you for receiving such beautiful flowers for Mother's Day!!

As for runners/hikers I can't help you there. It has been some time since I have bought a new pair.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, gorgeous flowers and images..Sound slike you had a lovely Mother's Day! I like your new walking shoes. Have a happy Tuesday!

Mildred said...

So glad you enjoyed a nice Mother's Day. I agree that most shoes do not have arch support. I hate shopping for shoes. Glad you finally found a pair that look very well made. Have a nice day, Rose.

Jacquelineand.... said...

What a great Mother's Day, you definitely deserved it!

My feet are short and wide, just like the rest of me lol, and it's difficult finding shoes which fit properly. Generally I find sneakers in the boy's shoe department; you can even find basic black!

Sandra said...

I agree it is harder to find shoes that fit right and feel good. i think it is because they are all not made in USA, the sizes are different in each shoe and i have one foot bigger than the other. i dont wear shoes, just sandals or crocs, but i have one pair of sketchers for walking. when i was younger i never had a problem finding shoes that fit.

Small City Scenes said...

Glad you had a nice Mother's Day.

I do not like to buy shoes at all. I have a wide foot and bad knees so I do need support--for the knees and something wider than the skinny shoes out there.
Sketchers generally fit but not always and they make me taller too. haha
MB

Linda Kay said...

Looks like you made a good choice of shoes. Fortunately for me I do not have trouble finding a pair that fits.

Judy said...

Beautiful flowers you got! I have a pair of hiking shoes very similar to the ones you got, almost the same color and they do look good with jeans.

DeniseinVA said...

Well, I am so glad you got your shoes. I need to buy a decent pair of walking shoes too.

DeniseinVA said...

I do have a hard time finding shoes as I have a very broad foot. I finally found a shoe company someone told me about ages ago. You can take a look right here:

http://www.hotter.com/us/en/

They are a bit pricy but for the sake of my foot health I just treated myself to a pair of sandals for the summer. If they last for a few years I won't mind paying for them.

EG CameraGirl said...

I do have trouble finding shoes I like as I have a high arch. I also broke one of my toes during gym class in high school so fancy shoes are often painful to wear. Luckily I'm not a very fancy person so I rarely wear fancy shoes. lol