Sunday afternoon the sole of one of my walking shoes came apart. (Technically I think they’re “running shoes” but I wear them for walking.) It was unexpected because they still appear to be in very good condition. The sole is in two layers and the bottom layer of one came off. At first I was pissed and thought it was a really stupid design and I considered trying to glue it back together, but later I got to thinking about it and remembered that I bought these shoes in 2006. I suppose that’s long enough for a shoe to last. They’re Avias, by the way – a very nice silvery gray with lavender trim and very, very comfortable.
I always really hate when something happens to one shoe and the other one is still perfectly fine. Of course it has to happen that way. It would actually be sort of odd to have both shoes go at the same time but I always look at the good shoe and think, “It’s not fair! This one is still perfectly good!”
I had already been thinking that when I need new ones I want to get Earth shoes because I am really loving the two pairs of Earth shoes that I have – one pair of sandals and one pair of casual leather t-straps – but the old ones are in such good shape I expected that it might be another year or two. Earth makes several athletic type shoes and after hours of looking and angst and indecision I finally settled on these in the “Desert” color. The others I considered were all either too expensive or they did not have the color I wanted in my size. I don’t exactly love this color but I don’t dislike it either. I think all athletic shoes are ugly anyway but looks aren’t the point at all.
I won’t get them until early next week at the soonest and I’m very impatient. I’m also annoyed that Endless.com (which has free two day shipping) does not have Earth shoes.