Too many things suck this week. So I am shoe-shopping. And it isn’t ‘window’ shopping or fiscal irresponsibility — I won a gift certificate! I know just what I want, too: a chunky black oxford. Like this:
(screencap courtesy of this site, but not hotlinked!)
I put out the call to Twitter and my sister and got lots of suggestions. And of course I opened one million tabs in my browser with shoes that I like. Only a few of which are actually oxfords because apparently no one makes chunky shoes right now. I JUST WANT IT TO BE 1998 IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK.
This is the current leading shoe:
Good old Doctor Marten! But they don’t have it in my size (7 US, 5 UK, 38 Europe — and yes I know that 37 is supposed to be size 7 but they pinch my toes and I do better with 38 which is about 7.5). So I can wait, or I can choose another shoe.
Dansko has a couple options:
I love the first one (and yes I know that isn’t black), but it’s not exactly what I had in mind. The second one looks like I should be wearing a suit. Which has its own appeal…
Here’s a fun one that is nothing like what I had in mind:
I could wear them for Wii Bowling!
These loafers are calling my name. Do I want loafers? Maybe I want loafers. Or is that a clog?
Or maybe I just need another Mary-Jane. Is that crazy? I already have these:
But these are all so pretty:
TOO MANY PRETTY SHOES.
Ooh, and I found an alternate style of Doctor Martens:
They even come in my size! But I am still totally undecided, so please tell me what you think I should do.