Monday, November 28, 2011

Like New Shoes

Way back in August 2010, I wrote here about buying this gorgeous pair of $65 shoes for $19.99 online from Spiegel.

I never mentioned the shoes again because when I received them, they did not fit.

They almost fit. I could slip my feet into the shoes, but I could not close the zippers on the back of the heels.

The shoes were so gorgeous and so inexpensive that I did not return them. Instead, I put them in shoe stretchers for a few weeks, but to no avail.

They still did not fit, so I relegated them to the back of the closet and forgot about them.

Saturday, during my outfit tryouts, I rediscovered the shoes and tried them on again.

I was very surprised when I was able to close the zippers with little effort.

The shoes surely did not get bigger sitting in the dark in the back of the closet, so I assume that the 12 pounds I lost this year shrank my feet just enough to make a difference.



  1. Excelent, but does that mean that you now have a lot of shoes that are too big?

  2. Dear Stana,

    Congratulations on your weight loss! I am currently on a diet. My weight crept up about 15 pounds over the last 18 months or so. So far, my diet has been very successful. I am 6-1 and medium boned. When I "let myself go" (weight wise), I was averaging about 22,000 net calories (consumed calories - exercise calories) a week. For the last 3 weeks, I've averaged 13,000 net calories per week. I've already lost about an inch around my waist, and my blood pressure has been going down to excellent levels. But, the biggest and most fun weight losing motivator is that I just want to look as trim and stylish as you do in your lovely photos. I look forward to being able to wear my "slimmer" female wardrobe for the first time since my weight gain.

    This Friday our Orlando area support group is having our annual Holiday Girls Night Out at a restaurant, and Saturday is our monthly meeting near Disney World. Oh Joy! Oh Rapture! 2 nights in a row to wear my prettiest, dressiest ensembles (probably a satin chiffon LBD [little black dress] Friday, and my favorite navy blue ultra-feminine cocktail dress on Saturday). As the great song from "back in the day" says "I enjoy being a girl".



  3. If they are leather shoes, forget the shoe stretchers. Instead, fill a plastic bag with water, put it in the shoe, and then put it in the freezer till it turns to ice.

    For plasticy shoes, try a hair dryer: get it nice and hot, stick your foot in there to stretch it out and let it cool.

  4. What a great story, Stana! I hope you like your new shoes!