My college roommate is getting married in June (yay!) and I’m a bridesmaid (double yay). The bride has decided what to do for bridesmaids’ attire (we get to pick our own dresses, within parameters, of course. So exciting!). And though I have time to choose a dress–and more of that type will come out as the weather warms up, the shoe hunt has begun pretty much now.
This isn’t because I like shoes. In fact, I prefer to pad about barefoot. It’s more comfortable for my pigeon-toed feet and my bum right ankle. Also, my feet are a size four and a half. That’s right. 4.5, US size. Up until a couple of years ago, I was buying sandals in the kids department. I still could, probably.
Sneakers aren’t usually a problem to find, but dress shoes? Whew. Nearly impossible. And I say “nearly,” because there is a speciality shoe store where I procured a couple of pairs of “grown up shoes” that I wear to work and whenever I want to look taller.
Which, when you’re 4’11”, is a lot of the time.
I just want a pair (or two) of decently adult-looking shoes that aren’t a trial to walk around in. I was not blessed with feet that like shoes either, so they have to be reasonably comfortable.
Really, feet? Just another half an inch?