These shoes gave me a needed inspirational boost during my annual, mid-winter February Doldrums.
I live on an island. I like this island. But sometimes the need to get off this island becomes a burning, thrumming compulsion. Plus, I wanted a shoe fix and when I opened the door to Fluevog Shoes in Victoria, BC, I was…I was…I was overcome. Luckily, my husband and youngest son were there to grab hold of my elbows. Mr. Moss had a successful trip to MEC and a bakery, and Youngest Son had purchased a fresh pair of Chuck Taylor’s next door.
Secret #1 to shopping with my guys: Leave them to their own devices, or see to their needs first. Then, revel in the ‘me, me, me’ time. And no, I’m not always this self-centered. I was in the middle of a prolonged Retail Therapy drought and they were all too well aware of my Vitamin S* deficiency.
Kathleen, the Fluevog salesperson, read me right away. I wanted color, I wanted *ALL* the color. Me, whose usual shoe-color choice is black, black, or black. And it happened that she and the store manager had just unpacked a new shipment. And in that new shipment were These. Beauties. In green, my favorite color.
I tried them on, pranced around, fell in love. I tried on other shoes (as did Youngest Son, who whimpered when he found *his* Perfect Boot, but I digress…). These yummy green ‘Pledge Prepare’ will have to wait to adorn my feet. But I did walk out with a pair of coral and black slingbacks…
(*Shoes. Shopping. Y’know, the ‘S’ words.)