Over the years my family has quietly come to the conclusion I’m not a good shopper. What would make them think that?
Stef decided I need new sneakers. She, Helaine and I headed to Orange where the outlets live. Roxie and Doppler stayed behind to guard the house.
We headed to Nike first. Exactly how many styles of sneaker are necessary? Whatever the number, Nike doesn’t feel they’ve reached it.
Footwear is a mature product. How many breakthroughs are left in 2015?
A kid came by and began playing with a large, heavy, metal, foot measuring tool. I played with those as a kid too. They haven’t changed. He was fascinated by it, as I was.
Off Broadway was next. All these stores are purposely spartan. You’ve got to sell the outlet story.
“You’ve never been,” asked Stef? It was the same tone you might use to ask, “You don’t bathe?”
Today I could not describe one item in that store — except for my shoes. They’re blue with broad, soft laces I hope will stay tied.