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Thursday, 10 January 2013

Walking in Malta and not being trendy

In 2011, I ruined a pair of Danskos in Valletta in two months and my current pairs are getting a beating here. The streets are not necessarily flat-paved, but cobblestone, stone, gravel, or just not there.

The dust lies thick and rocks and stones, from which this island is formed, dig into the leather.



I am glad I have sturdy walking shoes and am grateful for the friends who sent them to me last summer. I am hard on shoes, as I walk everywhere, at a hefty pace, and through all kinds of weather.

Ireland was a test. One pair succumbed to daily rain, mud, uneven pavements, unknown goo, etc.
"Oh, that is sensible." Sensible I am but not trendy, as the trendy footwear in Malta are tight fitting black boots, with pointed toes and tassles, or tiny pumps in various types of bling.

Out I go in a few minutes in my beat-up, well-worn clogs. I am SO boring.............

1 comment:

Emily said...

I don't know, I like that first pair of yes shoes! I like the second too but I'd be too worried about losing the lovely sheen. :) (I do have a pair of shoes like that, heels, and I love them, but I don't wear them all the time.) I also love sensible shoes that I can walk in. I wear heels very rarely.