Red Brogue


It was time, once again, for new shoes.

With all the change of the seasons, it was time to retire the summer sandals: both because the weather was getting to be too cold and also because they were starting to stink. I resolved that the next set of shoes that I bought would be a variety that I could wear with socks.

A friend of mine had sent me a gift card to DSW as a congratulations-on-the-new-job gift, for which I was stupendously grateful, so on Saturday I took myself shopping and browsed the clearance racks. I found a pair of perfectly serviceable walking shoes that felt nice and were well within my price range, but found myself feeling disappointed that they weren’t more…interesting. I wanted something a little inspiring. So much of my wardrobe is dull: black and gray and understated-professional. I wanted something a little bit special.

I was just about to resign myself to function-over-fashion and head to the register when I spotted a pair of red brogues on a lower shelf that I hadn’t noticed before. They reminded me of a pair of red shoes is worn for my first day of first grade, and I knew almost almost before I tried them on that they were exactly what I wanted.

So I got them.

(I also got the walking shoes- I figure if I’m going to be walking three miles every day I should have something practical to pound the pavement with- I can change into my dress shoes when I get to the office.)

I’m breaking them in today, which is to say that they are actually breaking me in. I can already tell I’ll have blisters on my heels by the time I get home, but once they soften up I know I will be getting a lot of mileage out of them.

~ by Gwydhar Gebien on October 21, 2019.

One Response to “Red Brogue”

  1. Yes! Love a pair of red shoes – a little something to add interest to the day.

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