Getting back to Canada in mid-January, after summer in the southern hemisphere, has its disadvantages, but there’s definitely one huge plus: Sales. Sales sales sales. And since all the stores will be trying to get rid of their winter merchandise, it’s the perfect time to shop for boots, right?
I have one pair of boots that fits marvellously, but they’re a wee bit too tall for everyday semi-casual wear. So I want a pair of lower ones (1″ heel or so), that I can wear with dresses or pants.
Except I have wide calves. They’re not so wide that people see it immediately, and salespeople have looked at my legs when I say I have a problem getting my feet into boots, and said in an attempt at flattery, “Oh really? I wouldn’t have thought so”, and then when I try to zip it up my calf starts bulging and the zip won’t go, and they say, “Oh, I see.” Yeah, now you see.
I got my current pair of boots at Naturalizer, and I actually bought two pairs to try around the house before returning them both, and it hurt; the Rockport was particularly comfy, but no way would I have been able to shove anything but a pair of tights down it. I’m sure I’ll find another pair. But it’s the having to try it on, and shopping around, and matching it up with style/size/colour/comfort (and comfort is a very big thing for me), and price, that is just a pain. A pain in the…foot?
– Jean AAR