by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett
How many women on HGTV's House Hunters say they need a BIG closet or even a room JUST for their shoes??? (Too many!)
So I never thought of myself as being a shoe hound ... until I found a truly comfortable pair of shoes. They weren't even expensive. (I think they were $20 at Payless Shoe store.) Whoa! What a concept--an actual comfortable shoe. I went back and bought another pair. I wore those comfortable shoes until they fell off my feet. (They lasted more than a year of everyday HARD wear.) They looked like little more than a slipper, but they were wonderful.
I saw a pair of shoes in the L.L. Bean catalog that looked similar to my comfees. They were $70 MORE than my comfees, but, hey, L.L. Bean. They HAD to be good, right? Well, I can wear them. They don't hurt my feet, but my feet aren't happy.
Bzee shoes. Back online I went. Hmm... they're not exactly attractive, but I was desperate. I ordered a pair. That was during one of the terrible snowstorms and, on their trip across the country, my shoes ended up stuck in Pennsylvania for about four days. When they finally arrived, I decided they were even uglier in person than online. (Gray and black. Ick!) But then I put them on my feet ... and if feet could sing, mine would have been doing an aria--in Italian!
Then ... I looked at them. They just aren't pretty. I told Leann I couldn't wear them to the grocery store. She said it was the grocery store where she needed them most.
There was only one solution. Buy a NICER looking pair of Bzees. Guess what? They came yesterday.