I have large feet. It’s ok! I’m not unhappy with my large feet, but, they are, as a fact, large. They could be larger, yes. I wear a 10 or 11 in ladies and an 8.5 in men’s, so you know, it’s not like it is COMPLETELY impossible to find shoes, just not necessarily easy. My life changed forever when I discovered the beauty of the Converse All-Star, also known as Chuck Taylors. I was about 14 or 15 and it was a game-changer for a tall, stick-thin high school freshman who could never find pants long enough or shoes cute enough to fit her needs.
Now, they’re part of my uniform and I wear them almost daily. Even though I’m not 15 any more, shoe shopping hasn’t gotten much easier. Luckily for me, TJ Maxx, Ross, Marshall’s and outlet stores usually carry my faithful friends., often in one fun color at a time – a limited, but acceptable and fun, selection. This means that if I want a pair of my go-to black low tops, I usually have to shell out full price (which still is not bad for a pair of shoes). I have three pairs in rotation right now (which is the most I’ve ever had at one time): purple high tops, red high tops and black low tops. I work in a casual environment, so I can wear a pair of jeans, my chucks and a tee shirt to work. They may not be fancy, but it feels good to have something familiar on my feet. Chuck Taylor + Me = BFFs.