A few years ago I made a two week trip to Spain. It was pretty awesome. I went to so many different cities it would be ridiculous to list them all. I was able to see where Real Madrid played (I still kick myself for not trying to get inside – I think we just walked by but I should have tried). I ate great food – a ton of different kinds of ham and cheese which made me fat. I saw really old stuff. I also shopped. I really didn’t buy any clothes because quite honestly the sizes were weird and I felt fat in that country.
I had been worried about shoes. They always warn Americans, “Don’t just wear sneakers in Europe – it is a dead give away that you’re American and you’ll look ridiculous.” Well I didn’t want to look ridiculous but I wasn’t going to leave them at home either. Naturally I took my Pumas (a pair to be featured later) along with some incredible Börn sandals. As I walked around Madrid I noticed one thing – Pumas were the sneaker of choice. All that talk that Europeans don’t wear sneakers went out the door. I felt free to wear mine. Now I did stick out because apparently they don’t wear shorts. I wore my shorts and just dealt with the stares.
One day we were down near the beach and went into this big store full of beach wear, clothes, and sneakers. So many sneakers. I had been looking for some red and white Pumas for awhile but hadn’t seen any I liked. Plus, it seemed that most of the time they didn’t make them for women. I went upstairs and it was like a beam of light came out of the sky and landed on the pair featured here. I loved them. Although I’m not fluent in Spanish (especially in Spain) I am pretty good where shopping is concerned. The sales woman brought me my size and they fit perfectly. I believe they were about $80 in Euros but I knew that no one in the States would have a similar pair.
I keep these fairly clean and they still look good 4 years later. They are comfortable and people always comment on them. I like that they are unique and stand out!
I have moments when I buy Pumas because I love how they look. I think we all do that – we see a shoe and it speaks to us. Or we decide we need a shoe in navy because, well, we don’t have one in that color. I often browse shoes with that in mind. Then there are those times when you just need a comfortable shoe. Granted, it helps a whole lot if that shoe also looks good.
One day I was wandering DSW as I often do. I walk around the store dreaming of all the shoes I’d like to own but can never afford to buy. I try on the outrageous heels. I try on the flats that just are boring to me. And sometimes I make it to the back where the sneakers are kept. I don’t go back there that often because it isn’t like they are going to have Clydes or suedes. They focus mostly on athletic shoes. However, I walked back there just to see what Pumas they might have and I saw these brown Pumas. First, I didn’t have any dark brown Pumas. I figured that’s a good color to have. Second, I liked the fuschia accents on the shoes. I love pink so that’s cool. Third, I turned them over and saw that the soles were smooth. I actually thought that perhaps they might work for dancing because of the soles. So I tried them on. Wow. Total comfort.
I walked around a bit in the shoes and went back and forth on if I should buy them. They were fairly cheap so price wasn’t the issue. I don’t buy just to buy. Money is precious – I don’t want to part with it just on a whim. I took off the shoes and left the store. Needless to say I was back the next day buying the shoes. I couldn’t pass up the comfort. As it turned out, they aren’t ready for the dance floor. The sole is the type of rubber that grips. I can’t spin in the shoes so until I wear them around a bit and smooth out the sole, I can’t dance in them. I would say they are the most comfortable Pumas I have ever owned. I don’t wear them too much because I want them to stay comfortable. Kudos Puma for a very fine shoe!!
First post via my phone – I’m pretty excited!!
Ok. So I set up my site and got busy. I’m not busy at work, though, so I figured I’d just update from there. I guess my work doesn’t like whatever theme I picked because after I login, it says my site is a threat. Haha. Yes, Puma site is a threat. I’m unable to update this from work. I don’t have a lot of time at home so that’s been a big, fat, fail as well.
I was going to set this up on my phone but I’m having issues there too. I swear, being a geek is hard sometimes. What’s a girl to do? Buy more Pumas I guess.
I saw this morning that Puma was having their 40% off Friends & Family sale so I took advantage of that to buy Pumas that match all of my gear from the Detroit Lions. I didn’t have any other than my basic white ones. I should be set now. I also got some on the cheap from Left Lane Sports where I had a $10 credit. And on top of that, my daughter is complaining a pair of hers are too small. I tried them on and had no problems with them at all. Score one for Mom! So by next week I’ll have 3 new pairs of Pumas. Reviews to follow.
Thanks for hanging in there with me… I’ll be updating regularly in no time!