Things I’ve Bought Recently – Yes, More Shoes

Posted by danielle on July 30th, 2012. Filed under: I Buy Things, Recent Posts.


I had these as a teenager and I was excited to see them in last summer’s J. Crew catalogue. I’d intended to buy a pair, but they never went on sale, and I couldn’t commit to a colour. Pink? Navy? I just couldn’t decide.

Imagine my excitement when I found an unworn pair of sneakers with a navy stripes, in my size, at a thrift store. Not only that, a pink pair, also unworn, and in my size were sitting just a few inches away. Obviously, I grabbed both.

I’m delighted with my new shoes, but I have to say, at the risk of sounding like a cliche, they really don’t make them like they used to. The Tretorns of the 80s were much better quality. I’m so glad I didn’t buy them at retail price. I would have been disappointed.

Next up – bowling shoes!

I was really enjoying tennis, but this summer has been far to hot to play at the outdoor club we’d joined last year. Instead, we’ve opted for the climate controlled environment offered by our local bowling lanes. We’ve joined a weekly league for the summer and we’ll probably continue in the fall.

Up until now, I’ve only bowled occasionally. Now that I’ll be going on a regular basis, I thought it was time to invest in my own shoes. I’m not a germaphobe, but I’ve always been a tiny bit skeeved out by the groody rentals.

I was going to play it safe with some neutral black shoes, but then I saw these. I’m hoping the flashy footwear will distract from the fact that I’m a tragically, mediocre bowler.

2 Responses to Things I’ve Bought Recently – Yes, More Shoes

  1. Lara

    They really don’t make em like they used to. When Converse decided to manufacture in China, everything when to hell. I have 2 pairs made in the US that are still in great shape after 15 years! The new pair from China lasted 1 year, if that.
    You got SO lucky at the thrift store!

    Oh man, bowling is so much fun! I used to go ALL the time.. even have my own ball but, never joined a league.
    Love the plaid shoes!

  2. danielle

    I think a (matching) ball will be my next bowling related purchase. We’ll see if I keep at it for a while though.

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