My shoe squeaks. It makes a squeaky whine when I walk down the hallway and it's driving me nuts.
Two weeks ago, I decided to get a new pair of sandals. I found one at the mall that looks sturdy (solid enough for me to run around even in the container yard) yet sexy (well, it must elongate my legs) enough for daily use. While it's quite pricey, it's solidly built and most importantly, it doesn't wobble when I walked in it.
I wore it to work the next day. It didn't squeak or squeal but by mid-morning, my poor feet hurt. The very same sandal that made me look glamorous has become the bane of my existence. Well, that new pair of heels is now languishing in my shoe cupboard.
I went out to look for another one the next day, setting more realistic goals this time. After scouring through the massive shoe department, I finally settled for one that's more comfortable than sexy. It's from the comfy shoe section (a fav with senior citizens) by the way.
I wore this comfy pair of shoes for three days and then it started to squeal. The left heel let out a loud squeal each time it hits the floor. My colleague asked if I had injured my foot over the weekend. Someone thought I was limping. The annoying sound was drawing unwanted attention to my legs.
Today, I'm back to wearing my favourite old squeaky sandals again though I have a whole cupboard full of shoes. Why is it so difficult to find a good pair of shoes I wonder? They're either too flimsy or momsy. Too high or too flat. Come to think of it, finding a good pair of shoes is like choosing the right man, you won't know you've found the right one until you've walked for miles in it.
Oh well, the search is not over.