I loved these shoes. Loved them. Hubby gave them to me for Christmas a year and a half ago.
Somehow, he knew exactly what I wanted. (Maybe because I ordered them myself.)
I bought them before we spent Christmas at Disney World because I knew there might be capri days. Y’know. Days when it was too cool for shorts but too warm for long pants.
(I am so scared that capris might be going out of style. This girl who doesn’t look her best in shorts likes to feel a breeze on her ankles!)
I’m definitely not a fashionista, but I have an aversion to wearing socks and big chunky tennis shoes with capris. But I’m also 42 and shoes (especially shoes worn on days of guaranteed foot pain) must be sensible.
These were sensible and a little bit cute and were meant to be sockless.
But sockless also means stink-guardless.
Oh my word.
I knew they weren’t at their freshest anymore, but about a month ago I ended up identifying a public smell as me and decided they needed to go.
And yet, I didn’t pitch them the minute I got home.
So, as happens, I was in a hurry one day. I needed capri-appropriate shoes. My toenails were in horrible shape so sandals weren’t an option.
I wore them, hoping I could get away with it just one more time. That the schtank wouldn’t get through this time.
I was wrong. And I was in a meeting. A situation where I couldn’t stand downwind or walk away.
So that was it. I kept them one wear (or, honestly, probably six wears) too long. I resolved to come home and throw them away immediately. (Stinky shoes shouldn’t be donated.)
And I almost did. I just couldn’t find my camera. But now they’re gone. Because remembering to pitch them and having an available camera finally coincided, even if I wasn’t wearing capris at the time.
And now for the Amazon affiliate links. Seriously, they’re great and super comfy shoes. Find them (not the same colors, but the same style) here on Amazon. And if you can remember to wear these doolollies, you’ll stay stink-free a lot longer.