I haven't bought a new pair of tennis shoes since junior high, and those pretty much lived in my gym locker until I graduated from high school and wasn't forced to run around in shorts, a crappy t-shirt and gym shoes for a few hours every week. But something about these super green tennies made me want to buy them. They make my feet a little hot, but I'm growing to really like them. I feel like if I had to run somewhere, I could probably do it in these shoes.
The thing is, I used to hardly ever buy shoes at all. All through college and until about two years ago, I would always just have two pairs of shoes: one closed toe regular shoe and one pair of sandals. I would buy new shoes every other year or so (usually Birkenstocks) and just wear them until they fell apart. But something happened and now I own an unheard of ten pairs of shoes. [How many pairs do other people have?] And I still don't have a good everyday pair of neutral shoes that I like, so I'm thinking about buying another pair. Part of this has to do with being "professional." I needed at least one pair of dress shoes to wear for business type occasions (I've got two of those). I bought one of the pairs for my wedding. My mom gave me one pair. And on and on and on....
Pretty soon I'm going to have to get a shoe rack. And some shoe horns. And other shoe accessories. When will it end?
I think I'm going to need a shoe intervention, folks.