Friday, April 18, 2008

the greatest and best shoes in the world

A tribute. To Chacos.

I'm sure you remember how excited I was when I first bought my Chacos. I knew they were great, but I never expected what they would do for me. See, I got my Chacos in that blissful ante-pregnancy state of ignorance, just wanting a comfortable sandal.

But now, many months later, my feet have way more needs. They still need to be cool and supported-- the two original reasons for buying the Chacos-- but at a greater magnitude than I ever imagined. I've been hot since March 1st, and I tend to put my Chacos on like slippers for cooking or cleaning because they help me last longer while standing.

But what I didn't anticipate, was how my feet are slowly expanding. Any pregnant woman's do, but I just didn't think about it. I'm tying my laces a little looser these days. A few pairs of my shoes are getting snug, and at the end of a walk, I can't wait to get my Asics off.

And here is where the Chaco's shine. As my feet expand, SO DOES THE SHOE! That's right, I just adjust the straps (which are laced through the base of the sandal) and voila! a perfectly fitting pair of supportive shoes. It doesn't matter how wide my feet decide to go, these puppies will go right on with them.

So thank you to the Chaco company for solving a problem I didn't even know I was going to have.


Susan said...

Have to say that my feet went from a normal width to a wide width after Jocelyn's birth...and never went back. sniff sniff....oh well.

Marci said...

I'm sold! I need some Chacos :-)!