I hate shopping for shoes. I particularly hate the sixteen year old sales assistants that you get in most shoe shops who seem far more interested in flirting with themselves than actually serving customers. The whole process is made even more stressful by the fact that my feet are quite big which tends to limit my options in most shops.
All of this meant that my heart sank when I found a hole in my trusty old pair of Dr Martens shoes. I could see an afternoon in hell in my future. I planned to go to Oxford Street yesterday afternoon.
But then I had an idea. You can buy anything over the web these days, so why not look for online shoe shops. Now, some of you may recoil in horror at this idea. How can you possibly buy items of clothing online? Surely you want to examine the shoes before buying them, or even try them on? Of course, this plan probably wouldn’t work if it wasn’t for the fact that I knew exaclty what I wanted – a pair of black Dr Martens shoes to replace the old pair.
And within a short time, I had found what I was looking for. I bought them from a place called Cloggs (yeah, crap name isn’t it). I was so happy that I didn’t have to venture into a shoe shop that I even bought a new pair of Converse All-Stars at the same time.
My order was “despatched” [sic] today. Of course they won’t fit through the letterbox so there will be a trip to the sorting office at some point this week. But that’s better than having to go into a shoe shop.
I love the internet.
 UK size 11. Not sure what that is in foreign sizes.