Sunday, March 07, 2010

Missing: One Pair of Red Shoes


Adam basically told me I was insane today. That is because I am developing "detachment disorder". Whether that is a real thing or not, I don't know. I think I just made it up. Last week my *FAVORITE SHOES EVER* broke, and in a moment of self-denial I threw them away. After all, they were unfixable and almost worn out. See, I wore them at least four times a week (during somewhat warm weather when the snow wasn't over three inches deep) for the past year and a half. I had bought them at Payless Shoes and was almost sure I'd be able to replace them, as I had seen them there somewhat recently... (Christmas time?) Yesterday when Adam and I were in Syracuse, we stopped in at Payless Shoes only to find that the shoes were discontinued and only random stores had a select few left. For instance, that particular store had one in size 6 1/2. Yeah, well that wouldn't work for me. No other stores in Syracuse had them. When we arrived back at home, I called a local Payless. They thought they had one pair, but turns out they couldn't find it and no other local stores had them. We went to Buffalo today to visit Grandma, so I called the local Payless Shoes there and they told me only two stores in Buffalo had them and I knew Adam wouldn't drive me that far to get them so... yeah. I'm sad. These were the perfect shoe. They matched nearly everything I wore. Whether it was casual or dressy. The red color was perfect. I am feeling a detachment growing. I miss my red shoes. Maybe you have a Payless Shoes near you and maybe they have size 8? Okay, maybe not, but maybe, just maybe, there will be another perfect red shoe out there somewhere, waiting for me, waiting for my size 8 feet.

9 comments:

Martha said...

Boo! I loved your red shoes too. They will always hold a lot of memories. Maybe, just maybe a new pair will show up. Look at my sandals, after several years of hoping for a pair just like my beloved pair, I found some new ones, on sale no less!

"tarin"- Hey, I know her!

Priscilla said...

I know how you feel. I had a pair of brown fisherman style sandals...and they finally bit the dust. I've been grieving the loss of them ever since.

Heather said...

Those shoes were so adorable! I can see why you loved them. If I see a size 8 in our local Payless, I will grab them for you!

Rachel said...

I guess I don't grow too attached to shoes. I'm always happy for an excuse to get a new pair! :)

I do miss my ice cream and soda pop nightie that I wore when I was 4 yrs old and still wore as an adult up until 10 yrs or so ago. Uncle Dave hated it when I wore it and so I parted with it, but I felt like I threw a part of me away when I got rid of it. :(

work boots said...

wao what a very nice shoes. its color so beautiful. thanks for sharing us.

Sherri said...

NO NO NO! Not the red shoes Bethany! That is so so sad. We should go shopping together for new red shoes, since I am still on the look out. I promise to look for you though, but unfortunately our Paylesses are the same. I was in Buffalo last week - if only I had known!

Joy said...

Have you looked on eBay? They usually have the most unexpected finds.

Joy said...

LINK TO EBAY RED MARY JANES SIZE 8

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=shoes+red+mary+janes+size+8&_sacat=0&_dmpt=US_Women_s_Shoes&_odkw=shoes+red+mary+janes+size+8&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313&_rdc=1

Jessica Morris said...

I was going to suggest Ebay too - tho I wasn't going so far as to search the listings myself ;) Joy put me to shame!!

Thanks for sharing your table experience!! :) I loved hearing that!

Have a beautiful weekend my friend!