R.I.P Black Flats, 2007-2011


I’m going to show you something, and you’re going to judge me. I’ve worn these shoes multiple times per week since 2007.

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See how the soles are detaching? The holes? The wear?

Yeah, these were $14 at Target. And they’ve been my near-constant companions for the last 4 years. I graduated from college in these shoes! I wore them to the rehearsal dinner for my wedding! I’ve traipsed around Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Houston, Dallas, Perdido Key, and St. Louis in these shoes (and probably other places – I just don’t remember)!

I hate shopping for shoes. I hate spending money on shoes. I have a wide, long foot with a super picky arch, so shoes are nearly impossible to find.

And yet…

Today, I replaced them. With not one, but TWO pairs of flats. AND they cost more than $14 each. So maybe I’ll won’t have to buy new ones for, like, 8 years this time?


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