Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Shoes, glorious shoes

I had to kill some time yesterday while waiting for David. My intention was go to to the library and read my book, but I decided to pop into a shoe store along the way. I fell in love with a pair of heels. They're cream faux leather, and the tip of the toe and heel shaft are shiny black faux patent leather. There's also a little shiny black bow, which I'd really love to be able to hate but instead there's just love.

I swear, when I tried them on in the store, despite what size they were labeled, they felt like just the right size. I walked around for five minutes and they were fine. I didn't try a half size down just in case like I normally would because they didn't have a half size down. But they were comfortable and fit just right. They didn't pinch, slide, or rub badly. I wore them around the house a little last night and they were still just fine.

Somehow, overnight, my feet either shrunk half a size or the shoes grew half a size, because now the shoes are too big. I discovered this on the way to work, when my heels kept slipping out of the shoes. I don't know if I can exchange them now that they've been worn outside (I have backup shoes at work, so I can avoid any further signs of wear), and I don't know if I'll be able to find the right size anyhow. I typically have the opposite problem, with shoes being about a quarter size too small, so I'm not sure what, if anything, can be done.

I already have some Dr Scholl's comfort insoles for high heels in them. Would a thicker insole help? Is there something comfortable I can stuff the toe with? Should I just scrub the soles clean and return them?

1 comment:

  1. Do you think this is because of natural swelling during the day? They may fit well again by later in the day. Else... some fashionable (thick) hoisery? There are also pads you can add to back of shoes for added cushioning and could make the fit better.