Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Shoes Make the Blogger

Just to prove not everything in land of NATUI is gloom and doom, I thought I would share my latest acquisition.

Nothing makes a girl feel better than new pair of shoes. I found these beauties at my local thrift shop.

Love doesn't even begin to describe the emotions I feel for these shoes.

The best part? Hubbie was livid. Absolutely mad with disbelief.

In a former life, Hubbie was a professional golfer. Not for very long, and not very successfully, but golf is near and dear to him. When I picked the shoes up at the store, I was hoping they were bowling shoes. Turns out, they were barely worn ladies golf shoes. With the soft spikes still attached.

I brought these beauties home for the obscene price of $2.50. They retail for nearly $200. I had the satisfaction of listening to Hubbie rant about women who ask for sport equipment, have their husbands spends hundreds on new gear only to wear it once and store it in a basement (or send it to a thrift shop).

Now, I know he is totally channeling his childhood issues stemming from similar behavior from his mother and sister. All I know is that I got a sweet pair of shoes. And the icing on the cake? I don't even have to sacrifice the cool factor for comfort. They are absolutely the most comfortable pair of shoes I currently own. Go figure.


Sherry said...

Now, those are shoes!!!

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Ooh! These are some kinda fierce! Me loveee the red and taupe stripes.

And for the record, I would have thought they were retro-mod bowling shoes as well.

And for $2.50? You are an uber-shopper, darlin'. Well done.

My expressions LIVE said...

Its amazing what we can find at thrift stores!

Betsey Booms said...

$2.50? You practically stole those bad boys ;)

A Free Man said...


Joe said...

so... uh... did you take the spikes out?

Not Afraid to Use It said...

@Sherry: That's what I keep saying!

@BvB: Yeah, but you should see the looks I get from the bitchy ballet moms every Wednesday.

@My Exp Live: I haven't begun to scratch the surface. Our local thrift shop is my crack house.

@Betsey Booms: ;)

@AFM: I am the ├╝bercool, unmom. That's what I tell myself, anyway.

@Joe: Hubbie made me. But only bc they were in such great condition that he wanted them for his own golf shoes. I'm not kidding.

Gypsy said...


I scored some pretty sweet shoes at the thrift store last weekend, but nothing worth $200.

Patois said...

The added bonus of accidentally stepping on the feet of people who annoy you? Priceless!

RiverPoet said...

AWESOME shoes! You really lucked out!



buddha_girl said...

Oh shit! I love those shoes!

I'd wear 'em to work just so my students could ogle them all day long! You struck it rich on that shopping expedition!