What Fresh Hell Is This? 8/29/19

Besides the fact that August us almost over … and that might not be hell since cooler weather would be a respite.

I’ve written many times about my frugality caused in part by my depression era parents.  Waste not want not being one of the most valuable life lessons they imparted on me.  I will wear my shoes until they fall apart … literally as in this photographic evidence.


You’ll have to trust that is me because I cropped out my face – my glasses were askew.  When I first aired this picture, folks assumed I was inebriated.  I wasn’t but I can see how they’d think that.  After all, I was at the Pearl for girls night out which is why crop is my new best friend.

I loved those shoes and talk about getting your money’s worth.  Target special $9.99 and at least six or seven years use.  You’ll have to imagine my surprise when during my recent shoe shopping experience, I came across Rothy’s by recommendation of a friend.

Wait! What fresh hell is this?  You can purchase Rothy’s in-store only if you live in San Francisco. Their only retail location is located on Fillmore Street. For the rest of us, Rothy’s are only available for purchase online at Rothys.com.  Plus they’re freaking expensive to boot (pun intended but I don’t think they make boots, only flats, loafers, or sneakers).  Shoes made from old water bottle destined for the landfill prior to being swept into shoe factory stardom.

Ah, now I get it!  Good for the Earth = expensive.  And now with the thought of being a do-gooder, I am hooked.  Starting for the low, low price of $125.  Why do I think there’s a bridge someone wants to sell me?

As always, more to come.  


17 thoughts on “What Fresh Hell Is This? 8/29/19

  1. $150? Maybe you can just slice open a few water bottles and use them as galoshes. When I find a shoe that I like, I buy three pairs. The locked in fashion makes my wife and daughter cringe, but it has worked for many years.

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    1. I was joking with Lulu we really should DIY some water bottle shoes. I do the same when I find something I like. Same dress from Old Navy in three different colors. Comes from wearing a uniform to school. I hate making fashion decisions.

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  2. I was devastated that Payless is going under. Thye are one of very few outlets who carried women’s size fives any more and when I couldn’t find the sneakers I needed for work in womrn’s I could always get girls’ shoes for a great price. Champion always has good work and walking smeakers. A couple years back I spent money on New Balance shoes to the tune of $125 and wore them for two years. I just can’t do it. I hope I retire before I wear out my recently acquired extras. My son loves Toms. They would be too flat for me. I love Airwalks for street shoes. And sandals. Lots and lots of sandals…

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    1. I feel same way about Payless. And I can’t either. $125 is too much. When I get tennis shoes, I go to Famous Footwear. And even then, clearance only. My last splurge was on a pair of Converse. The comfort was worth the price. Plus I’ll keep them forever.

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      1. I rotate my tennis shoes. After wearing them out from work, they are ‘retired’ to walking shoes and after that they end up in a bag in the car for those impromptu hikes that might need dispensible footwear. Recycling shoes!

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  3. Shoes have never been one of my favorite things to buy so I definitely wear the ones I like until they fall apart. I’d never pay that much for shoes. I think $25 is a lot of money.

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    1. I say wear em while you can. I’ve seen some Tom’s lookalikes. Wonder if they feel just as comfortable. They’re likely cheaper.


      1. I actually bought my last pair from poshmark and it was cheaper. I got into them for dancing because they come with soles slick enough to slide on our dance floor. They are awesome social dance shoes

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  4. I weare out favorite shoes the same way, Jill. My feet hurt from childhood up into my 40s (when I discovered my brand, Clarks), from wearing cheap shoes. When through some miracle I found a pair that didn’t hurt my feet, I wore them to death. Still do. (Although having found a brand that has a good number of styles that don’t cause me limping pain, my feet are much less shabby than they used to be.)
    Here’s to comfy shoes! Hugs.

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    1. Definitely cheers to comfy shoes. I had foot surgery in 2010 and have worn flats ever since. Haven’t had too much issue with pain after kicking my heels to the curb 😂

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