These shoes have actually been a bit of a pain. My shoe size can be anything from a UK 3 to 5, but I’ve long suspected that my true size is a 4.5: which is unlucky for me, because very few shoe brands here in the UK seem to stock shoes in half sizes.
Next do, though, so when I saw that these were available in a 4.5, that was the size I bought. And they were too big. Only a little, though, and, working on the assumption that some shoes which seem to fit when you first put them on can start to pinch after a few hours’ wear, I decided to keep them.
This was a mistake. A few weeks went by. I passed the point where Next would’ve allowed me to return the shoes, and all I’d ever done was put them on and walk up and down the hallway in them, trying to convince myself they weren’t half a size too big. But the heels kept on slipping, and although I might’ve been been able to get away with it (it’s not like I walk long distances in heels, anyway), they just didn’t feel secure on my feet.
So I added some insoles. Problem solved!
Except no, it wasn’t. I still just kept putting them on and walking up and down the hall in them. I didn’t actually wear them anywhere, because I could tell that if I did, I wouldn’t be comfortable. And all the time, a little voice was whispering, “Should’ve bought the 4. Should’ve bought the 4. You’re an idiot. Should’ve bought the 4…”
Finally, I cracked. I bought the size 4. I sold the 4.5. And since I’ve had the right size, I’ve been wearing them almost non-stop.
Which shoes are you wearing today?
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