Rather than depress Weave again (I reserve the right to do so in the future though) today I am going to moan about my feet. Blame Weave, not me.
I am desperately trying to save my three pairs of Crockett and Jones boots for future use. I just cannot bear the idea of never wearing them again but I cannot take three steps in them without bad pain, so as a last ditch attempt I am stretching them to see if they will accommodate my rapidly deforming feet. Something has to change, and it isn't going to be my feet.
All these boots are size 12, but I have just bought a cheap pair of size 13 (below) which I wore for the first time yesterday. They work. They cause no more pain than I am normally in, and what is more I think they look alright.
If the worst comes to the worst, I will sell all three of my C&Js and put the money toward a new pair, size 13 wide fit. Even well-used these boots still command a price comparable to a new pair of ordinary shoes, but my problem is what colour to get.
I use the brown ones the most, but every now and then I have to attend funerals and/or weddings where only black will suffice. I may have to go to these functions in trainers, then slip on the black C&Js is the church when nobody is looking. The congregation will be so overcome with either grief or joy that I should be able to get away with it.
There again, I could always spend about £1,200 on two pairs.