Wednesday, January 21, 2009

CHEAP SECRET OF THE DAY

Target shoes rock.

Seriously. I bought a few pairs of Target pumps a couple of months ago--patent ones--because I wasn't sure I would wear patent shoes often enough since I love my patent bags and didn't want to go overboard.

Monday was my first day at work, and I wanted shoes that looked dressy but wouldn't be a huge loss if a Great Dane decided to pee on my foot. Meaning, not any of the beloved Choos or Loubies. So I grabbed a pair of dark grey patent pumps I had purchased at Target and ran off to work.

Nine hours later, I did not have aching feet. I went to the gym and took off my Target shoes; I did not rip them off my feet and throw them at the wall (like I was tempted to do with a certain $325 pair of Theory platforms on Christmas eve. Four hours at a family function and I thought I was ready to cut off my feet. Humph.) My unusually wide toe box was not squished, and my high arches did not ache.

So, my "special" shoes are reserved for shorter periods of wear, when there is less danger of puppy pee and constant running back and forth. For work, I will stick with Target cheapies. You can't beat $29.99 for a pair of shoes that don't look cheap with your nice pants. Thanks again, Target.

Now, if only the Thakoon for Target line weren't so disappointing...

2 comments:

Tanya said...

Wow, I always dismissed Target shoes. Every time I pass by that section of the store, I see frumpy granny shoes, so I just keep walking. I will definitely stop by and take a look next time - thanks for the tip!!

I'm starting to realize that Target is not just for buying toilet paper and cleaning supplies. There's soooooo many cute things in there if you just look. Yay Target!

shannon said...

psst...look at the target website, they have many more shoes than the stores do;)