Monday, June 15, 2009

A Little Embarrassed (Not Much, But Enough)

You see, I have these sandals.

They have been part of my life for 11 years now and I love them. They have been worn to oodles of track/cross country practices and meets. They have been immersed in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic, plunged into the icy waters of the Arkansas, Colorado, and Blue Rivers (and I can't remember the others), and splashed in who-knows-how-many puddles. Dirt from countless mountains and cities in the great state of Colorado has been washed off of them. They have witnessed the beauty of Tahoe, the Grand Canyon, Moab and the mountains of North Carolina. Miles and miles of memories are recorded on these things and I am going to have to part with them.

Why? The soles are falling apart. And to be honest, the foot bed is cracked as well, making them irreparable (I checked the company's website). I wasn't as bothered by my tackiness last year because last year I was going a little kooky with 4 kids ages 3 and under and had bigger things to worry about. This year I still wasn't that moved to purchase replacements because of my attachment issues with these, my beloved footwear. Then I went to the zoo last week with my sister and her kids (post and pics sometime in the future) and a wood chip got stuck in the crack in the bottom of my left sandal. It was then, as I was tugging out a sizable hunk of nature from the sole, that I admitted defeat. Mark my words, sometime in the next couple months I won't be an embarrassment any longer and buy new shoes.

Sandals w/out wood chip.

Sandals with wood chip.


BKicklighter said...

Who makes those shoes???

Anonymous said...

geez - i didn't know chacos could be that old. are they chacos?