Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fun floral Cons for a somewhat blah Saturday



I'll admit it. Converse hurt my feet. They rub the outer toes of my feet, and my heels take a bruising, too, no matter how thick my socks are. Does anyone else have this problem? Maybe my feet are just too oddly shaped for these beloved American classics. But does this stop me from wearing and buying them? Nooooo!

Witness the above photo. Here I am shod in a pair of cute brown and floral Converse on Saturday (got 'em last year on clearance at Famous Footwear). One would think I was having a grand ol' time frolicking about in these adorable shoes, but alas, I was not. I had trouble maintaining my smile throughout the day as they rubbed and rubbed my irritated feet. It didn't help that my jeans were fitting way too snugly, and so my legs were aching from just sitting in them (uh, all the more reason for this). Yet the Cons stayed on, and I showered them with adoring looks and smiles throughout the day.

I always have this problem with my pairs of Cons, but I can't seem to stop wearing them nor buying them, for that matter. I'm up to three pairs, which also includes a black pair with pink cherries and white flowers, and a yellow eyelet-like pair from Target. And I keep seeing more pairs that I'd like to get. I wish I could figure out why they don't agree with my feet. After all, they are canvas shoes that are the definition of laid-back style, yet at times they hurt more than some of my highest and pointiest stilettos. And I certainly was able to forget the discomfort when Georgia and I ran off to the Community Thrift Store in East Dundee...

Anyhow, I suppose all that discomfort won't stop me from buying them. Maybe I just have to wear them a whole bunch of times to break them in? I'm willing to make that sacrifice for these fun and colorful shoes, that's for sure.

4 comments:

Claire said...

mine are worn in by now but they did really hurt in the beginning too : ( hope your feet recover soon.

Chris said...

Hmmm...well, maybe I should just keep trying then :)

simplesong said...

i love converse too. admittedly they are not the most comfy but get more comfortable after lots of wear.

Gisselle said...

Nice post..! I too got a beautiful pair of Converse shoes from Famous Footwear.