January 5, 2010

Four Full Shoes

Today, like every Tuesday, I can be found over at Five Full Plates. This time, instead of just having fun with body dysmorphia, I am also having fun with shoes that are going to kill me and the IRS. All I need is a delightful case of scabies to make it a Fun Quadfecta.

Below is an ADDENDUM, so go there first if you want the following paragraphs to make ANY kind of sense. Of course, this is FTK, so making sense is not a hard and fast requirement...
The top half of that blog entry over there is 50% dirty lie. I did not, in fact, buy those shoes. I TRIED with a pure heart and good intentions to buy them, but after I posted the blog entry CLAIMING I had bought them, I got a very terse, reason-free note from the shoe vendor telling me that my order had been cancelled. It then said I should feel free to “try to shop again.” Which seems a little like something an old west shoe vendor would say while aiming a shotgun at a shoe-rustling gunslinger. “TRY to shop again. I dare ya.”

I did though. I DID try to shop again, only to discover the vendor was now out of my size. As was every other possible vendor---the black clogs I wanted were not in my size ANYWHERE.


I bounced to e-bay in a thundering snit and exercised an angry and ill advised BUY IT NOW on a discontinued style of Masai Barefoot Technology Mary Janes (pictured above) for almost 170 dollars. They’d been listed by a highly reliable black market shoe-source named “Lotsofsale.”

I have never spent this much on a pair of shoes IN MY LIFE and the thought that the current style of black Mary Jane MBTs is 250 bucks is not comforting me. It also did not comfort me to realize that the vendor had NOT been out of my size when I ordered. That they had, in fact, cancelled my order to snipe the VERY LAST PAIR of clogs in my size on the ENTIRE INTERNETS because I had never updated my credit card information, and that card expired January of 2010. HEH.

I always thought if I was going to spend a ridiculously self indulgent amount of foldy green cash monies on shoes, they would be at least three times that price and look more like, you know, THIS:

Posted by joshilyn at January 5, 2010 12:08 PM

Those fancy shoes are gee-orgeous, but I bet they would be a real bitch to walk around Disney World in.

Posted by: Jill W. at January 5, 2010 1:37 PM

You should take the dough from the MBT shoes, buy the oh so very pretty black pumps, and have Mr. Husband make some kind of unbalancer doodad for the gym shoes you already own. Win-win!

Posted by: JenniferG at January 5, 2010 1:59 PM

Yes, I would much rather spend the money on pretty shoes too!

Posted by: Heather at January 5, 2010 2:02 PM

Or you could just file your feet down to the next smaller size that the shoe vendor has in stock.

Posted by: Laura F at January 5, 2010 2:59 PM

The love of sexy fab shoes must run in the the family :) Hope you and yours had a great Christmas.

Posted by: whit at January 5, 2010 3:37 PM

If I walked around on heels that high I bet I would be plenty unstable. Does that mean I get the toning benefits while looking fancy?

Posted by: heather at January 5, 2010 3:58 PM

Good god. How high are those heels? I swear, I would fall on my face if I were to put them on - before I ever got a chance to take a step!

Posted by: Sandra Leigh at January 5, 2010 4:30 PM

I bet if you wear those heels you'll be enough off balance that you'll get the same effect. PLUS a lot more attention! I think we're talking a win-win situation here.

Posted by: edj at January 5, 2010 5:08 PM

LOVE my Masai. But follow the directions for just an hour the first day... really. I didn't, and regretted it!

Posted by: elizabeth at January 5, 2010 5:47 PM

hmmm..I can't decide which I like best...I love a good pair of Mary Janes, but I keep getting flashbacks of roots shoes...

Posted by: raine at January 5, 2010 11:19 PM

hmmm..I can't decide which I like best...I love a good pair of Mary Janes, but I keep getting flashbacks of roots shoes...

Posted by: raine at January 5, 2010 11:20 PM

oops, pushed "post" twice...my bad.

Posted by: raine at January 5, 2010 11:21 PM

I'm so upset with myself for missing this post yesterday. I went directly to Five Full Plates because for once, I remembered it was Tuesday. My MBT shoes are the very ugly sandals but I wear them all year long. I especially like that I can wear them in the summertime and not wear socks. Yay! But when I went with Mother for her to purchase MBTs, I tried on these Mary Janes and I adored them. Really. But I thought I'd pull a sneaky fast one and just get sized in the store and order online at a discounted price but I forgot them until this post. Like you, I always thought if I was going to pay a lot for shoes they would be towering and sexy but I bet those pumps don't come with a company coupon for $65 sole replacement and reconditioning.
P.S. I have found MBT sizing to be a little different from the standard, but the MJs and the sandals I have were/are true to what I normally wear.

Posted by: Kim at January 6, 2010 9:30 AM

Well. Lots of Sale has them on ebay.

Also I just found a new auction on ebay in MY size for less than a 100 bucks. *hangs self*

Posted by: Joshilyn at January 6, 2010 9:36 AM

Those are probably the prettiest shoes I have ever seen! Too bad prior high heel wear has given me bunions that preclude beautiful shoes like these.

Posted by: Bernice at January 6, 2010 1:50 PM

I second Ebay, for the hard to find sizes, and for the very secret paypal account that mr hubby has no idea how much money is there, no idea how much I'm spending ... works for me! ;)

Posted by: PattiH at January 7, 2010 6:57 PM

Q: What do those two pairs of shoes have in common?

A: They both look like a broken ankle to me.

Posted by: JMixx at January 8, 2010 9:05 AM

They are also both black.


Posted by: Joshilyn at January 9, 2010 1:12 PM

Gotcha. Thanks. Seems they have them at Sierra Trading Post. I have a Sierra Trading Post in Reno and I'm totally itching for a girl's shopping day there. So I'll add it to my list of things to watch for.

Posted by: Laume at January 13, 2010 3:41 PM