Monday, March 16, 2009


I know you guys like being kept current on the status of my footwear. In the last installment of this recurring feature I bought a new pair of kicks at Target for $20.00. I felt a little funny wearing "skater shoes," but price trumps pride in this arena.
As you can see they still look fine.
...but they're not.
I have already worn a hole through the sole, and they are now uncomfortable to walk in. They just don't make shoes like they used to. I approach buying shoes with the mentality that this pair will be in the lineup for years (I stretched the dexters out for 14 years), but these might be the worst shoes I have ever purchased. They've been in my possession for just barely two months. This is the second pair that I have bought from Target that failed to last me through a full year. I guess you really do get what you pay for. I think the next pair I purchase will be pricier and of better quality.
I'm not going to throw them away yet. I'll let you know when I do though. They deserve to be thrown away, but that would just be letting Target win. I'm gonna wear 'em out of spite! I'll let you know when I do throw them away though because I know you want to be kept abreast of such things.


Tricia said...

I love this segment of your blog! I will be anxiously waiting to hear when this pair find it's way to the dump.

Tate said...

Like the good sister-in-law that I am, I did post beard updates and like the bad brother that Joel is he deleted the post. I'll try again.