Monday, June 2, 2008

A Sad Goodbye


It's a sad goodbye to my favorite summer accessory... my orange Birks.  I've had them since my sophomore year at Hendrix, so something like 10 years.   They've been resoled twice, once from wear and the other because I left them in a super hot car and the soles shrank right off the footbed.  (That was sad and really funny at the 
 time!)  I've worn the inside down to nothing, the cork is crumbling, and they need re-soling again.  Of course, they'll still stay in the closet.  (Well, maybe.  They really really stink now, too.)  
It's a sad thing to put them aside, but I have, at last, found a suitable replacement!  These beautiful orange leather flips from Chaco
Soon the mailman will deliver these and my trusty sidekicks will be laid to rest.

9 comments:

Punkinhead said...

Great shoes! My favorite color, too. :)

High Desert Diva said...

Love the orange. Off to check out the Chaco site

dogwood said...

I seriously looked for like 2 yrs. to find new orange sandals... They so should have been replaced last yr, but I HAD to have orange, lol.

La Alicia said...

awwwwww, I totally understand. My well-loved, size 42, denimblue, nubuck, florida birks hang on the wall in my closet above the shoes I still wear. They make me smile. :)

jkziel said...

bye-bye shoes, but the new ones look purdy.

Denise Felton said...

Precious! I want some! *following high desert diva to Chaco*

idyll hands said...

What is it about sandals and getting stinky? They are open, shouldn't they air out and smell purdy?

:)

Pegasus Handmade Soaps said...

I know how you feel. If something is that comfortable for your feet, they are hard to get rid of but I love the new replacements. Now I want a pair. :-)

T.Allen-Mercado said...

I think it'll be easier to send my children off to college than part with my Birkenstock Gizehs!