March 31, 2010
*These are the Dr. Marten sandals called "Alec". Alot like my faves but more expensive. lol*
A'salaamu alaikum ya'll. This is just a quickie observation: ever buy that one piece of clothing, that one pair of shoes, that you just adore and then you end up wearing the life out of it and what do you do? They don't sell it anymore of course, so you are just stuck.
Once, in 2000, Hanes came out with some really nice t-shirts for women. They had more of a defined shape, a cap sleeve, and a bit longer than most. I loved them and bought one of each color; two of the grey actually! This was pre-Islam and I needed short sleeved shirts to wear to dialysis. They were lifesavers! lol
Now let's talk about my sandals. THE sandals. All of my friends know these guys: brown leather, slip-on, fisherman type sandals. From: Wal-mart. Yes Wal-Mart. They were a lovely vegetable-dyed leather, and oh so comfy and sturdy. Men's sandals if you must know but they were my absolute favorite of all time!
I wore them for a year and the next year alhamdulillah they had them again! I bought a new pair, same style. Somehow that pair got lost but I still had ole faithful. Then...horror of horrors, after THREE YEARS of hard wear, the soles cracked and the tread was worn off. These babies took me from the US to Mumbai to UAE and back home. I've worn them from North American to Southeast Asia and looooved every minute of it.
Now (Earth Spirit, you traitor!) they no longer make the same style. Almost but I am fanatical about the EXACT style. So I am stuck now and will have to branch out into other lines, other brands. I feel like I am cheating on my shoes.
OK silly me but it's how I feel. :-)