Tuesday, November 30, 2004


I'm not much of a shoe person, I buy a new pair of shoes every year or so. Seriously, I'm still wearing the shoes that I wore on my honeymoon - and they were old then. And my tevas were bought just a week before, and they still look almost new.

Ever since we moved into the house I've wanted a pair of slip on shoes that I can leave by the front door to keep my feet dry and clean while I take out the trash or get the mail. But since I've got large feet, the slip-ons never seem to fit. I still can't figure that out. People make a shoe long enough for a size 13 foot, but don't make the opening large enough for my foot to get in.

Over the summer I almost bought a pair of keen sandals, but they didn't quite fit. I'm waiting for the size 14 to be available. They seem ultra comfortable, and do provide the toe protection to help out against stubbing. I'll just wait for spring to roll around to buy them. Besides, I've already bought my pair of shoes for the year.

While down at Moab I saw a bunch of people wearing some funny looking sandals:

I ran across the vendor's tent at the 24 hours of Moab and one of the guys convinced me to try on a pair (it wasn't that hard). It turns out that the Crocs are really comfortable - I recommend checking them out if you're in the mood for a sandal that sets you apart. Except for when I was riding my bike, I wore them the entire time I was in Moab. And, they're warm enough to wear in the winter here in Corvallis.

And, no, I did not get the sage-colored sandals. It was black all the way for me. The sage ones looked large enough to be a Cadillac.


Anonymous said...

Dude, those are some ugly shoes.
They better be comfy

BFW said...

They're damn comfy. But they do look like a giant (brightly colored) potato that was shot with a shotgun.