If there is one thing I hate, it's shoe shopping. Not because I hate shoes but because I am a size 8, a very difficult size to shop for.
For years I was buying a 42 euro size and almost every time I saw some shoes I liked came across the 'sorry this company don't make size 8 in women's shoes'.
Then all of a sudden I went to try some boots on in a surfy shop and was told 'yes! of course we have a size 8' I was ecstatic until I tried them on and they didn't fit. I looked underneath and discovered that they were a 41. I pointed this out to the shopkeeper who told me that 41 is a size 8. I argued that for years I had been buying shoes with 42 and size 8 stamped on the bottom of them but he insisted that I and the various shoe manufacturers were wrong. Nowadays size 41 is often marked as an 8, usually in cheaper shoe shops and I wonder what they have gained by this strange change.
But I needed me some boots and I love/hate fly
these are my most favourite shoes in the world ever but I will not ever be wearing them and it is not even down to the cost. Fly do not make a woman's 8 (or 42 as I like to call it).
Then J had a genius idea, 'look at the men's' he said and sure enough there were the perfect boots and because 8 is such a strange size for men too they were in the sale at less than half price!
after buying my winter boots which are fabulous men's fly boots we realised that little A had no winter boots either. Now she has wanted extra long doc martens forever! And I really mean forever. So we went off with heavy hearts not expecting to find anything suitable within our price range for a still growing 12 year old when we came across these
again at less than half price!!!! and they fit beautifully, I don't think she could ever manage to wreck them as I am quite sure that dms are indestructable.
I don't normally share my shopping trips but winter boots are the bain of my life! I can't quite believe that it all happened so easily and without driving us into debt!! So I'm sharing, whether you are interested or not!
just one last picture because we love our boots so much!