Letâ€™s talk about footwear â€“ unless youâ€™d rather discuss the senate scandal.
No, footwear is better, especially since I am at an impasse and I have little or nothing to contribute to the senate issue.
Today’s pressing issue:
I own these boots. I like the way they look, but the sole is a bit worn out and they’re not very comfortable to walk in for long distances. (I walk a lot for exercise, not that itâ€™s actually doing anything, but thatâ€™s another post.) Also, they donâ€™t really go well with any other pants besides jeans.
And so, I need another pair of black boots. (Yes, I know, I have other black boots in my shoe collection, but trust me, they are either too high for everyday wear or too sporty. I need an everyday boot that works with many different outfits.)
So I visited the largest womenâ€™s shoe store in Canada at the Bayâ€™s Queen Street flagship store. (Oh wait, the Bay wants to be called Hudsonâ€™s Bay now. I was having some trouble getting behind that, but now I kinda like itâ€¦so I was over at Hudsonâ€™s on Queen.)
Um, where? The Bay at Yonge and Queen?
Yeah, the Bay.
Anyway, I was there and it was a zoo. Yes, there were lots of shoes and boots. And lots of lots of people clamouring over them. I think it was a Bay Day â€” not yet called a Hudsonâ€™s Day which is not as catchy I suppose.
I prefer a more carefully curated shoe experience. There was just too much to absorb. But after a bit of maneuvering, I got to the Frye section. And what a section it was!
I often look at the Frye boots at Get Outside as they have quite a few styles, but the Bay â€” ugh Hudsonâ€™s â€” had more. So many more.
And I saw these. They donâ€™t lace up, but I think I love them anyway.
I didnâ€™t buy them as they are not inexpensive and I wasnâ€™t sure that I loved them. I liked them sure, but I donâ€™t take my MasterCard out of my wallet for just anyone. But I am still thinking about them. (And writing about them.) And look how great they look on me!