Friday photo hunt – New

As far as shoes are concerned, and unlike many women, I don’t have dozens of pairs stashed in my wardrobe. My footwear needs are simple and casual – trainers or sandals in summer, trainers or wellies in winter, with a couple of pairs of ‘going out’ shoes with heels for if I ever do go anywhere which needs me to be ‘dressed up’. As far as work goes it’s trainers all the way and as I recently bought a couple of new pairs I thought they would do nicely for this week’s photo hunt topic. 
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Just over twelve months ago Michael’s girlfriend came over from Ireland to stay with us for three weeks and just before she went back home she bought a pair of boots from our local Asda store. Unable to try them on before purchase she found when she got back here that although they were supposedly her size they were a bit too small, so not having time to take them back she passed them on to me. 
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Although the boots are actually two sizes too big for me they are such a small slim fit that with a pair of insoles they do fit very well although I haven’t been anywhere in them yet. I suppose theoretically they are really second hand as I didn’t buy them myself but as they have never been worn since purchase then I’m classing them as ‘new’.
Well there you have it, a simple post to end the week, and I’ll be hopping over to Kate’s blog later to see who else is taking part in the challenge and what photos they have chosen for the topic.
 

30 thoughts on “Friday photo hunt – New

  1. I like the trainers, similar yet different. I suppose Michael’s girlfriend could have left the receipt with you to collect a refund but maybe she didn’t want to put you to the bother. Your new boots look like they’ll keep your feet comfy and warm.

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    1. My local Asda is about as far away from me as yours is from you so it would have been no trouble to take the boots back as I pass it every day. If I’d got a refund for them I could have passed it on via Michael but she said she wasn’t bothered. I haven’t worn them yet but I will do when I can decide to have a change from trainers 🙂

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  2. I love, love those trainers and wish I could find something similar over here, especially the top pair with the straps. I’m not a huge shoe fan now and having bunions on both feet doesn’t help. My favourite pink sandals finally fell apart at the beginning of this summer and they were bought in Damart UK in 2014, so had a good innings. Take care, stay safe & hugs.

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  3. I got the trainers from a discount shoe shop in town, they are only cheap but they are good enough for work and as it won’t take long for them to get grubby I refuse to pay the price of ‘designer’ ones. Back through the 80s when I worked in the public eye I wore a different outfit every day with shoes or sandals to match but now I live in trainers most of the time 🙂

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  4. I love your trainers … so bright and cheery. I must confess to having a bit of a thing for shoes, though I haven’t bought any now, other than new Converse, for a good few years. I do have some that I probably couldn’t walk more than a few steps in now as heels are definitely something that lives in my past … maybe your post will have inspired me to turn my back on my ‘imaginary’ life and have a shoe purge 😃

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    1. Back in the 80s I had a different pair of shoes or sandals to go with every outfit I had – and I had a LOT of clothes – but these days I only have a total of nine pairs of shoes/sandals/wellies 🙂

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      1. I can report that my cream and black patent t-bar four inch heels have made their way into the … waiting to decide whether to sell or take to the charity shop pile 😃

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  5. You are very similar to me in the shoe department – outdoor shoes, walking boots and not much else. But we differ in that I no longer have any heels. So many years since I wore them that last summer, during a wardrobe clearout, I tried on the remaining couple of pairs and decided ‘no way am I going through this agony ever again!”

    Those little black boots look good. x

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    1. The heels I occasionally wear aren’t that high – only 2ins – but I’m always glad to take them off again when I get home from wherever I’ve been. And to think they are the same type of heels that I could happily dance in for three hours or more when I worked as a nightclub dancer back in the mid 90s 🙂

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  6. Love the boots. I’m only ever to be found in boots, even is summer… no sandals or trainers for me. My sister recently passed a pair of boots to me as they were too small for her; she got them from her ex-boss who bought them and then found the correct size was too small. But lucky me!

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    1. Lucky you indeed in getting the passed-on boots – I can’t imagine wearing boots in summer though, my feet would get far too hot. I’m not allowed to wear sandals at my evening job because of the nature of the work they do but in summer, as soon as I get home the trainers come off and the sandals go on 🙂

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  7. Love those trainers and the boots look very cosy and useful this weather. I too bought slippers from ASDA and they were too small so have had to pass them on to a friend. Keep warm and safe.

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    1. I find these days there’s quite a variation in shoe sizes between different makes and to get something from Asda is a pain when there’s no facilities for trying things on. Luckily my local store is only a 10-minute walk away so to take something back that doesn’t fit isn’t the end of the world but it’s still a faff 😦

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    1. I’ve only had the boots on briefly in the house just to try them and they certainly feel very cosy. The soles are quite smooth though so I don’t want to wear them outside when there’s snow and ice around 😦

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  8. I like the trainers, especially the lace ups. I have a cupboard full of shoes but mainly because I buy things that feel comfortable in the shop and after I have worn them a couple of times I realise they aren’t. I must clear it out. I’ve had problems ever since I broke my foot. However, my cousin put me onto Rieker ankle boots and they suit me admirably. I just buy the same basic style in different colours and wear them more or less year round. Lockdown has worn a few out! I’ve lost count, I’m onto pair 7 or 8 at least.

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    1. I suppose having had a broken foot doesn’t help when it comes to getting comfortable shoes. I wore a pair of my trainers out with all the walking I did last year. The lovely weather during the first lockdown started it – I’m often out walking with the dogs anyway but as the warm sunny days continued I was going to more places and walking more than I normally would. Weather-wise I’m hoping for more of the same this year

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  9. Your trainers in the top photo are cute, so cute that I’m going to keep my eyes open for a pair. I own a few shoes, too. Shopping is no longer my thing so when I need to buy shoes, often I’ll buy 2 pairs.

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    1. I do exactly the same as you, hence the two pairs of trainers in the photos. Shopping isn’t my thing these days either – back in the 80s I would go to Manchester city centre one day every month and spend the whole day shopping but I wouldn’t do it now.

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  10. I’m not a ‘shoes-girl’ either. Two pairs of steel toe cap workboots, walking boots, wellies and doc martens – oh and a pair of sandals. Like your new to you black boots 🙂

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  11. A couple of months ago the boss at my morning job gave me two pairs of walking boots which had been his sister’s, they are brand new and never been worn. I only have small slim feet and anything like that looks really clumsy on me so I’m not sure yet if I’ll ever wear them.

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  12. I hate shopping for footwear, mainly because I have such awkward feet, everything seems to rub me or hurt me so I find something which is comfortable and stick with it. I used to wear a pair of boots in winter and a pair of sandals in summer, and I have my walking boots, and that was it, but I’ve recently bought a pair of Sketchers trainers and they’re the most comfortable thing I’ve ever worn.

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    1. I’ve heard of Sketchers, my friend’s daughter wears them and says they are good. I’ve just had a quick Google but I wouldn’t pay their prices to wear just for work as they would be ruined within a month. Maybe I’ll ask for some for my birthday for ‘best’ though 🙂

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    1. When I think how much walking about I do, both with the dogs and when I’m at work, trainers never last long with me plus they soon get grubby at work, which is why I only buy cheap ones. I’ve had ones like these from the same shop before and they are good enough for work and general use 🙂

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