I buy tennis shoes about every 5 years. Not even kidding. I realized this week that my workout shoes are from sophomore year of high school…that was like 10 year ago. The last pair of tennis shoes I got was my sophomore year of college (5 years ago…see the pattern here), and my dad bought them for me.
I’m notoriously frugal. I don’t buy things I don’t need. But, I finally gave in and thought it was time to get some new tennis shoes. So, I ventured out in the snow today and headed to the mall (another place I only go ever few years it feels like).
I headed right to the lady athletic shoes section of Famous Footwear. It’s still where it was 5 years ago. But this time, the selection was so different! Neon. Everything is neon. Bright green, bright pink, bright blue. Everywhere. My eyes hurt. Apparently that’s the style these days. We all know how well I keep up with style and fashion.
I walked up and down the wall of shoes, my eyes hurting from the brightness. I don’t mind the neon style, which is good because I didn’t really have a choice. But I settled for a pair that’s more subtle. The picture doesn’t do them justice…they’re bright.
I tend to shop by price. As mentioned above, I’m frugal. I don’t see a reason to by $110 shoes. But, I was proud of myself that I didn’t shop just by price. I got the pair I wanted. They happened to be a very good deal, so bonus points for me.
One thing that surprised me about the shoes I tried on was how light they are. Again, since I haven’t bought shoes in 5 years, things have changed, I guess. These shoes are like air light. I’mma be able to run so fast. I’ll be neon blur.
Ending this for my girls: OMG, shoes. You know what I’m talkin’ ’bout.