As soon as I realized I was going to have the chance to spend a week as Elise, I decided I needed to buy a new pair of shoes for the occasion. For a few months I had been admiring a pair of 5” platform pumps on the Payless website, and a few weeks ago they went on sale, so I went to a nearby store to buy them. Typically when I buy women’s clothes or lingerie, I’ll make an excuse about buying them as a present for my GF. That doesn’t work so well with size 11 shoes! So I gathered my confidence, walked into the store, and did what needed to be done. It turned out to be one of the most surprisingly wonderful shopping experiences!
I was the only customer in the store and the lone saleswoman said she would be in the stockroom but call if I needed assistance. I found the shoes I wanted, so I slipped off my shoes and socks and tried them on, walking up and down the aisle several times. I was sitting down and had just taken them off when the saleswoman walked up behind me. She noticed my feet in nude pantyhose and I gave my toes a little wiggle for her. “It looks like you came prepared. Those are really great shoes” she said, then went to the register. I was surprised how accepting and supportive she was, and I pulled my socks and shoes back on, joined her at the register and admitted “I’ve never worn heels this high, but they’re actually comfortable.” “These shoes have been very popular – we sell quite a few of them. Enjoy,” she said. “I will,” I replied, wishing I could have walked out of the store in my new shoes.
What kind of shoes do you wear? Have you ever had a similar shopping experience?Ciao! Elise