May 3, 2010


I’ve spoken many a time about how shopping is difficult for me. I don’t like any part of it, so when I find something I like – I buy several. My pants are all the same Sonoma brand from Kohl’s – same style, different colors; Target shirts are all Merona; socks are all Smartwool, etc.

It’s the same way with shoes. You probably saw in the closet swathing that I had several pair of my ‘man shoes’. I have seven pair of Josef Siebel, to be exact. Six in rotation (two black, three brown, one tan) and one pair (black) in reserve. Every year I add a new pair to the mix.

It’s not my fault – I have weird feet and if the shoe fits…. heh heh. Truly, if you find something that works, why keep looking, right? You don’t see me out there looking at new husbands, right?

I also have a pair of Skechers sandals that I like very much. They’re wearing out so I went online and ordered two more pairs from ShoeBuy to keep in the closet for future summers. The problem was, the heels were slightly different – too high. These were basically my sandal in a ‘wedge’ style, and while I can appreciate how other people like wedge shoes, I simply can’t get on board with them. (By the time I step out of my box and embrace the style, they will no longer be stylish. C’est la vie.)

ShoeBuy has a free return policy, and while I was putzing around waiting to send the two pair back, I managed to snag the last two pair of regular sandals that will ever be made in the old style, ever again.

So here I am with all these boxes, getting two of them ready to return, and Lloyd looked at them said, “You’re as bad as the people on that show. You’re a shoe hoarder. You’re a shoarder.”

All the right shoes.

I am.

I am.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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6 Responses to “Shoarder”

  1. Kitt Said on:

    It’s perfectly sensible! I was delighted recently to find a brand-new pair of white sandals I’d bought as backup and forgotten about. Right when I needed them, too.


  2. deanne Said on:

    Agree. perfectly sensible.

    But… what will you do when those two pair wear out? You should start looking soon!


  3. Brad Said on:

    I was going to make a comment about how crazy you were, but I have a new copy of my infinitely adjustable belt waiting in my closet for when my current belt wears out.

    Dang. It’s not fun unless you can mock someone.


  4. Kristi Said on:

    I love that style of sandal. Where can I get one?

    Wait — Lauren has them all. Never mind.


  5. Peggy Said on:

    Wow, I see you were even able to buy an extra left shoe as well! Do you favor your left foot when you walk?


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