If I don't see the inside of a Target, Fred Meyer, Sears, etc for quite a while ... I'll be thrilled. Not that bad, but I shop because I need to ... not because it is anything pleasurable for me. To find it on a clearance rack is certainly the aim and goal of the expedition. To need to find it is the frustrating part.
I don't think I've purchased a new pair of shoes in the last 2 years. My arches have gone south ... like so many other things seem to be doing. This getting older thing just sort of stinks in some departments. I love my Danskos and was almost willing to put them on my feet tonite to hit the airport ... but they've been around awhile ... and they look like it ... and they should just stay in the surgery department. I got a pair of slip on things last night. Now we'll see if they are worth or not. I expect a lot of those things .. and many years of use.