Living in Southern California, I can't justify spending money on a raincoat for those two weeks out of the year we get rain. But come those rainy days, I'm the first to whine and complain about how much gets dumped in one fell swoop. Still, I cringe at the thought of shelling out my hard earned cash on ugly plastic protection. I've been known to wear a Hefty trash bag in an emergency.
I feel the same way about my shoes. Even though I need them daily, I just can't seem to get myself to pay full price for my dogwalking shoes. THIS is why!
One of these pairs is two years old. The other is less than a year old. Can you tell the difference?
These were a gift from my friend Beth. They retail at $65.00 a pair. They are the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn. I swear, I'm a walking ad campaign for Puma California Sneakers! They even outrank my five year old Vans - the Wallys I thought I'd never replace!
Unfortunately, with comfort comes a higher price tag. Therein lies my dilemma. I have a hand-me-down income with retail taste! It's not that I'm refusing to wear impostors, out of respect for my Pumas. In all honesty, nothing comes close to the comfort of a Puma California. Now if I could just find a way to keep them cleaner! Any suggestions?