In a word, what are your feelings on shoes?
a necessary evil. In high school in Phoenix, I never wore shoes. Not to drive or anything. I kept a pair in my van for going out to eat. This is because I would walk into restaurants without realizing I was barefoot. This is because I was always barefoot, it was just my default. Yes, I know it is disgusting… but so was everything else I was doing at 16.
How many pairs?
maybe almost ten. I only wear 2 or 3, though. Comfort is everything for me. I have orthodics, so I am by necessity very particular about what shoes I wear
Come on, do you really need that many?
no. see above.
What are your ‘desert island discs’ of shoes? You can have 3 pair to take with you on a trip you will likely never return from
first and foremost – my Chacos. This is the greatest shoe ever. In fact, that is my entire list. If I could marry these shoes, I would. What about for cold weather, you say? Well, they work great with wool socks. Yes, I wear socks with sandals. It in incredibly comfortable, and you are missing out on life if you haven’t tried.
Used shoes – practical, or gross?
gross. Except, my absolute favorite pair of dress shoes I got used at goodwill for $7. So, why do I say ‘gross’ if I shop for used shoes? I wasn’t shopping for used shoes. I was shopping for a coffee maker, and Rufus was in the truck outside. While I was shopping, he started wailing about something. You could hear it all across the store, I think some lady walked by with her drop kick dog in her arms. So, I went up front to see what the commotion was… and I saw these shoes.