“well I, swear I’ll drive all night again, just to buy you some shoes…” ~ Bruce Springsteen
I grew up in the era of Springsteen, but I don’t remember ever hearing this song. It’s melody and mood caught my attention this morning as I was driving home from my early morning walk. Although it’s more of a love song, I took a little different take on it.
The line about shoes made me laugh, because living in a small town, there’s not many choices for much of anything, hiking shoes included. I’m in need of a good pair of hiking shoes/boots and the closest REI is in Henderson, Nevada, two hours away.
A few month’s ago, I took a chance and purchased a pair of Merrell Moab Ventilator’s online. Big mistake for a large-footed woman, who should really be fitted in person. My second oversight was not to read the return policy before testing the boots outdoors. Wearing the boots outside, even once, rendered them used and non-returnable. Darn.
If anyone is interested in a pair of women’s, size 11, Moab Ventilator’s, gently worn once, let me know. You can have them for free, but will need to pay for the shipping costs. If you normally wear a 10 or 10.5 shoe, they should fit.
As for me, it looks like I may have to drive all night, or at least a few hundred miles, just to buy me some shoes. Sigh….