Today we have the story of a gorgeous pair of heels, accidentally bought a half size too small. It wasn’t until they’d met their match on sole-scuffing asphalt that the horror of those pain-inducing pumps became known.
It was too late to take them back. Impossible to wear them without acquiring a limp. Talk about a shopping mistake — and a decluttering nightmare. (Did I mention they are gorgeous? And barely used? And cost a decent chunk of change? Even as I write this, I want to try to make them work.)
If you have a similar pair of shoes — too small, too high, too uncomfortable — today’s the day we take a step (ahem) in the right direction. Donate them to Goodwill. List them on eBay. Give them to a friend with smaller feet or a higher tolerance for pain. Just stop letting them clutter up the closet, instilling guilt every day they go unworn.
While you’re in the shoe closet, take a hard look at what else is in there. Is anything looking rough? Do your sneakers smell beyond repair? Are you hoarding a collection of Old Navy flip flops in every color ever made? Look for areas to pare down your pairs.
Here’s to happy feet.
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