May 29, 2007

Nordstrom (701 SW Broadway)

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If there is one part of me that I could change, it would be my feet. My feet are really wide and any cute shoes that I find shut out my wide paddles as soon as my big toe hits the sole. If I did what was good for my feet, I would be doomed to a life of matronly, orthopedic shoes.

Instead, I usually go to a cheap shoe store and buy a size bigger than what I need in wide, which usually works, since one of my feet is wider than the other. But those shoes don't last long, or fit right, so it doesn't pay off in the long run. I have not been able to find good, attractive shoes that fit me in a really long time. On Saturday, I decided to see if Nordstrom downtown had any possibilities.

Travis, my 20-ish, hip salesperson, listened to me complain about my feet. "So, are you looking for sexy, hot sandals, or casual sandals?" Of course I want sexy, hot sandals. Who doesn't! But, I told him, I am willing to take any shoe that fits my foot - I am not picky. "Awesome - then I'm going to bring you whatever I want. You just have a seat right here and I'll be right back."

Shoe after shoe after shoe went on my foot. Travis made several trips to the back, coming back with stack of shoe boxes 5 or 6 high each time. "No, those don't look right." He was honest about some shoes that made my feet look bigger than what they were. Then, 20 minutes later ... [Hallelujah chorus in the background.] BOTH of my feet fit into cute sandals that made my feet look normal.

$79.95 = a summer feeling awesome in sexy, hot sandals. Nordstrom is great, but Travis rocks.


SteamyKitchen said...

I want a Travis too!!! Send him over to FL! Or maybe we can do a virtual consult and shop at

Hey, It's Ansley said...

New shoes! Yay! Strappy sandals are so hard with wide feet because fleshy bits poke out, glad you found a sexy pair!