For years, I’ve been lusting after these shoes right here:
I know some of you are thinking…really? Well, you can just sit on the fence with Hunter then because he says they are the ugliest shoes in the world. But I have loved them forever! They have simply been out of my price range since the first day I saw them.
These shoes are called Wallabees and they are made by Clarks. The average cost is around $125 a pair which I realize is ridiculously high. And that’s the full reason I’ve never owned a pair. I’ve scoured thrift stores for them. Nothing.
At Thanksgiving, my aunt asked me what size shoe I wore. ”An 8 or around there. Why?” Oh, I have this pair of shoes like Jena [my cousin] wears and I hate them. I’m going to donate them. Do you know anyone who wears a 9?” “What kind of shoes?,” I asked.
STOP THE WORLD.
Me (eyes about to pop): “You’re going to donate a pair of WALLABEES?”
Now, I did the right thing. I asked my friends. Even my bestest online friend. No one wore a 9.
Then my cousin said it: ”What if you just wore some of those thick socks you’re always wearing?”
Stop the world.
I walked across the street to her house the next day and tried them on with my favorite wool socks.
Ya’ll. They fit like a dream. I think the angels smiled. Seriously.
Tied up snugly, they hug my foot. I love them. I always tell my friends that they’re like walking around on little clouds because the soles are so cushiony and soft. My feet never hurt, even after a full day. I forget to take them off, they’re that comfortable; this is from the girl who prefers barefoot to anything.
And best of all? They were FREE. Possibly my best score yet.
I promise you, I wear them at least 4 days a week and all weekend. I’ve figured out how to incorporate them into my work wardrobe. I wear them out and about. I wear them to church. Don’t believe me?
Here they are this morning:
I do like them Sam I am.
Y’all know I’m as frugal as they come. I hate wasting money and I am often amazed at what people spend on clothes. But I am telling you, Clark’s Wallabees are completely worth it. I am now a customer for life. I will gladly hand over the money for my next pair (possibly in the right size) of Wallabees.
And I have found these Wallabee Chics now that I am lusting after:
But for now, I will wear my size 9 shoes with a smile on my face and a skip in my step.
What’s your favorite shoes?
(Clarks has no idea who I am but if they’re looking for shoe testers, I will gladly sign up! )