Well, probably the OTK boots that fall down... I've made many other mistakes, but this was pure oversight. Such a possibility never occurred to me at all. I'm still hanging onto them, thinking I'll find a solution to this one day...

The Cat, what's up with that changing size thing? I have noticed with two of my most recent boot purchases that I've had to size up from an 8 to an 8.5. It's becoming a more common occurrence. And last night I felt like my old United Nude sandals from about 4 years ago were feeling a little snug. I hope this is not my feet *growing*! Maybe it's the hot end-of-summer weather here (hopeful thinking).

These shoes, sigh... They are gorgeous and the footbed, heel etc are very comfortable, so I thought I had a winner. However, it turns out that after some wear the straps make them feel more like mules than secured shoes, and I have difficulty keeping them on my feet which results in some weird foot pain.

Janet and others who may wonder why the shoe size changes with age, this may be of interest:

I love my observation that I "rarely make shoe mistakes." Right. Not only have I not worn my past mistakes, I've made more. These Via Spiga sandals seemed comfortable enough in the store, on carpet. After a morning of walking around in them I found that the buckles dig painfully into my ankles. There may be some way of salvaging them but in the meantime they have been worn once, which is more than can be said of the Frye boots that are sitting in my closet waiting to be "broken in." Also, those Sofft booties may have seemed to "fit well" when I tried them on, but they're not the greatest for actual walking.

These lovely flowerpots...sigh.

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I walked so much in NYC that my normally comfortable sandals starting bothering me. I bought a pair of gorgeous blue, brand new sneakers at a consignment shop and switched to them (I carry socks with me on shopping days). Well they almost killed my feet by time I had walked from alphabet city to Soho. Then a pair of super cheap H&M tennis shoes saved the day and my feet.