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23 August 2007 @ 04:42 pm
I have just done something completely unlike myself.

When I was in high school, I had an utterly magnificent pair of high heels. They were red leather slingbacks with a pointy patent leather toe, and the strap and heel were also patent leather. They were the most awesome pair of shoes I've ever owned, up to and including the magnificent Duo boots I've purchased over the last year. They had nearly 3 inch heels, and I'm tall enough that if you put me in 3 inch heels I suddenly become Tall. I loved these shoes with a passion hardly known to mortal man.

I outgrew them.

I kept them for *years* after they didn't fit anymore, just because I loved them so very very much. I swore that someday when I was rich I would have a new pair made to fit my quadruple-E width feet.

Today on my way to buy something to make for dinner, I breezed by a shoe store.

(You can all see where this is going, can't you?)

They caught my eye. I blew past them and stopped. I backed up. I thought, not a chance. I stepped forward.

I thought, "Well, it can't hurt to ask. I'll be disappointed, but that's nothing new." I went in, and picked one up, and thought, not a chance, but said, wistfully, "I don't suppose these come in really, really wide."

"What size?" they said, and I said, "40s, probably?" and they went up and got a pair. To my shock, they damned near fit. The arch was in the wrong place, but the depth and width for the ball was right. The heel was much too loose. "Uhm," I said, stunned, "maybe 39s?"

They fit beautifully.

"Come look at yourself in this mirror," the women said. "This is a good mirror. And you've got great legs for those shoes. You have tiny ankles."

It was a good mirror. It makes people look thinner than they are. And I do have great legs. Not so much tiny ankles as massive calves, but it all works out. The woman beamed and said, "I have really wide feet too and I have those shoes, but I didn't want to get your hopes up."

At the cash register, I said, "I *never* do this," which is very true. And then I walked out with my sexy, sexy shoes.

Current Mood: enthralledenthralled
Current Music: let's dance
Alix (Tersa): Dickens Faire (tersa)tersa on August 23rd, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
Those look amazingly close to Fluevog shoes.

They are also magnificently stunning!
Lady Doomlithera on August 23rd, 2007 05:16 pm (UTC)
The look a lot like /my/ Fluevog's in syle. Except mine are grey and my ankles have gotten weaker and I need to practice walking around in them again.
Mary Annepers1stence on August 23rd, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC)
Those are mighty sexy shoes. You'll have to invent a special occasion (or more) to wear them out in the very near future!
xnamkradxnamkrad on August 24th, 2007 07:58 am (UTC)
If she doesnt wear them when I bring her for dinner at P-Con, I'll be very disappointed.
(no subject) - mizkit on August 24th, 2007 08:06 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Geek of Weird Shit: sensualgows on August 23rd, 2007 03:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, good lord those are sexy! I can imagine just how stunning those would look on you, too.

Yay for awesome-shoe-finding shopping accidents! Especially if they're like ones that you've loved and lusted after for years and years. :)
Cassiebtfulnightmare on August 23rd, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
Those are with out a doubt the hottest shoes ever. I would so do the same thing were I you. Now I'm sad you don't live state side so I could ask you where you got them.
Randomnessr_ness on August 23rd, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)

Love to see you in those!

*appreciative whistle*
kitmizkit on August 23rd, 2007 04:52 pm (UTC)
Are you coming up to Saratoga Springs for WFC? :)
(no subject) - r_ness on August 24th, 2007 01:24 pm (UTC) (Expand)
-: brightpeartreealley on August 23rd, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
Those *are* very sexy shoes. Nice find :D
miladyinsanity on August 23rd, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
I think I LOOOOOOOOVE you.

I'm moving to Manchester in a few short weeks, and it looks like Duo is about to open a store there and guess who's going to be one of the first in line?

miladyinsanity on August 23rd, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
And congrats on the shoes!
(no subject) - mizkit on August 23rd, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Natural20natural20 on August 23rd, 2007 04:10 pm (UTC)
I think they're exactly the kind of shoes a GoH would wear. I'll be very disappointed if I don't see them on you in March (or, ya know, before then. :) ).
kitmizkit on August 23rd, 2007 04:55 pm (UTC)
I think you're right. :)
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Random Writings: In My Bunktehuti on August 23rd, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC)
You find these shoes AFTER you came to Pi-Con? Life isn't fair....
kitmizkit on August 23rd, 2007 04:54 pm (UTC)
It's not, is it? I would've had to have brought a totally different wardrobe if I'd had those shoes... :)
(no subject) - tehuti on August 23rd, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Ponythe1pony on August 23rd, 2007 04:25 pm (UTC)
Daaaaaaaaang. Those are gorgeous. I have the shoe envy.
desperancedesperance on August 23rd, 2007 04:55 pm (UTC)

Lady Doomlithera on August 23rd, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
They're fabulous. Congrats on finding the super sexy shoes.
Catherinecathica on August 23rd, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
Oh. My. God. Those shoes are *gorgeous.* I'm not a shoe person--more of an underwear fiend--but I think that photo qualifies as shoeporn. 8) Wear them in good health, girl.
Xixpioti on August 23rd, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
Those shoes are cool! And I'm not normally a 'shoe person'!
Janne: Yzma voguejanne on August 23rd, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous shoes! Ah, for the days when I could wear heels like that without throwing my back out... *creaks off agedly*