Something came in the mail for me last week and I wanted to share my new-found shoe loves with you.
My husband bought these for me in preparation for our big trip to the Maine coast this month. My old walking shoes were a little down in the heel (literally) and new ones were in order.
We’ve always bought our camping/hiking supplies at REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) and these were no exception. In fact, we’ve been shopping at REI long before anyone had even heard of the internet. We’d go to the closest store, which is in Conshohocken, PA (just outside of Philly).
These are my new Salomon women’s trail-running shoes, not that I intend on doing any running on the trails. I can’t tell you how surprised I was to get a pair of shoes in the mail that actually fit. They run true-to-size and I will honestly say that these are one of the most comfortable pair of walking shoes that I have ever owned.
I’m not writing this because I was paid by any company to do so. I simply love the shoes.
And the color. I love the color.
The only drawback for me is the lack of ankle support, however the edges do come up a little higher than my regular sneakers. My husband recommended these shoes to me and I especially like the nifty no-tie laces. You just sort of pull them up using this little lever . . .
. . . and then stuff them into the little sack that sits at the top of the shoe.
This is a view looking down at them from the little storage sack.
The shoes have OrthoLite foam insoles, which feel great and are washable. You can take these shoes right of the box, slip them on, pull up the laces and you’re ready to go. I was so surprised at how comfortable they feel.
And when I’m walking, it’s all about the comfort.
Another pair came in the mail as well. These are my new Keen H2 sandals. They’re for walking on those pebble beaches of Maine, and just kicking around outdoors. The jury is still out on them, though they are really comfortable.
I hope you kick up your heels and have a great week.
Until tomorrow, my friends . . .
The post title is from the lyrics to Paolo Nutini’s New Shoes.