Then I moved to Nepal and found out that my feet are not middle of the road anymore! Apparently size 8 is not so common. When scanning the shoe aisles, I find plenty of shoes I'd like to try on.
Then when I ask if there is this or that shoe in size 39 (what size 8 is here) I get a look of doubt and am told, "Well, I'm not sure if we have any THAT big, but I'll look." !!!
Many times they're right! Occasionally though, they DO find something THAT big and I have bought several nice pairs of shoes.
Today, we were shopping with Jenny, our student missionary.
She checked out a few pairs of shoes too. She didn't get these:
Ramon suggested these:
...but she didn't take his suggestion. She went with a cute pair of tan sandals.
Here we are waiting for the girls to find us some shoes THAT big. (She wears size 8/39 too.)
Well, I needed some walking shoes and finally found some sturdy looking ones that could withstand the rocks and ruts in the pathways. The girl helping us sent a young man to the back to find, "the big ones" as I heard her tell him. He came back holding a box (later I noticed it was this box:)
(yes, this is the box!!!)
and said very politely and seriously to me, "Are you the one with the big feet?"
Isn't that just too funny?!!!
Well, folks, here are my new Harry Potter walking shoes--
the only walking shoes I could find for my big feet! :)
(By the way, they're SUPER comfortable!)