New Old Shoes
Saturday, April 06, 2013
Last night I wore an old pair of shoes (well, brand new, never worn, but I bought them back in 1993 and just kept them in my closet all this time).
Why I never wore them was because they didn't fit. I actually bought two pairs of red Converse All-Stars at a store closing event in late 1993. I wore one pair from 1993 to 1995, the year I got pregnant. After that, I could never wear shoes that size again. They are a boy's size 3, which is a women's size 5. I kept them, knowing that Converse All-Stars are classic and never go out of style.
In 1995 I envisioned having a little girl who would grow up into a teenager with tiny feet who would see the brilliance of wearing these classic shoes from before she was born.
I had a boy. Luckily, not only are Converse All-Stars a classic style, they are also unisex. I decided I would save them for my son.
Well, that didn't work.
He was 10 years old when his feet reached the right size -- and he was completely uninterested in wearing an old pair of Converse All-Stars.
So at that point I just hung on to them because I couldn't bear to get rid of them.
Several years later (that is, yesterday) I decided to go through all my shoes, because now that I am less than 150 pounds, my feet are becoming narrower and shorter again. So there are shoes in my closet that I MUST get rid of because they won't stay on my feet when I walk anymore, even with heel grips.
When I found the red Converse All-Stars hidden in a corner I decided to try them on and see how they fit. It turns out I could wear them and walk in them without discomfort (though my toes do make contact with the top edge).
Now that the snow has mostly disappeared, I need to locate some appropriate footwear for walking around in. So I decided I should start wearing the red Converse All-Stars I had kept since 1993.
Mama's got a new pair of (old) shoes!