Thursday, November 27, 2008

New boots!



It started snowing about two weeks ago. I woke up Saturday morning to find everything completely white. It was so beautiful and I was thrilled. These happy sentiments only lasted seconds. As soon as I stepped outside I found out that my old boots would just not do, I was slipping all over the frozen ground and my feet were soaked after a short walk through the park. Appearently the traction and the water proofing had worn out after 2 winters in Rexburg. It was obvious that my need was immediate which I was not thrilled about becasue things here in Sarajevo are so expensive, especially clothes and shoes. I was really hoping to hold out until I was back home to buy anything.
Reluctantly I began my mini adventure to find a pair of boots, but not just any boots, I wanted them to be inexpensive, comfortable, warm, waterproof and of course CUTE! I knew this would be a challenge. The first problem I encountered was size. I guess people here have small feet because I couldnt find anything above a size 8. When I finally did, they were all too narrow for my wide feet and were squeezing my toes together. After a while I finally found a pair that met all my requirement...almost. When I checked the price I wanted to cry. 250 km! That's 162 dollars, which okay, maybe that doesnt seem so bad, but I have never in my life spent that much on a pair of shoes. My usual shoe stores are Payless and Target. My old boots were like $40. I didnt want to do it, but it was my only option...it was either fork over the money or break my leg.



I am really happy about my boots now. They are warm and comfy and I feel much more confident walking through the snow, I havne't slipped at all. The best part is that they are pretty cool (I think) and I believe my brothers will be quite proud of me when they see them. If you know them at all, it will be obvious why.

5 comments:

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The Cobabes said...

i think they are adorable <3

can't wait to see you when you are home!

Lorena said...

Oh heavens...shoe shopping. Seems like such a luxury that college kids don't get, DANG IT YE STUPID HOMEWORK. Miss you!

The Kradolfers said...

...cause they are nike :) Am I right? I so know what you mean. It took me forever to find shoes when I was on the mission after mine were falling apart. I searched for boots too...not an easy task. I think you are lucky you found ones you liked and it sounds like you did it in one day, not bad! Took me several P-days :) Glad to see you are updating, haven't seen you on chat 4-eva! :) love ya! 2 more weeks! (ps. my word verification was counizzl :)

Marc and Stacy said...

Super cute boots! Hope all is well!! :)