file the banana republic outlet store at the grapevine mills mall under “good news”. i happened upon this yesterday and was extremely excited that i could afford stuff in it. i got a fabulous hoodie and a button up shirt for work for about $35. sweet!
now for the bad news. my favorite shoes in the whole wide world remain elusive to me. i walked into a journeys and was laughed at my sales dude when i pointed at my feet to indicate what it was i needed from him.
journey’s dude: “do you know how old those are?”
journey’s dude: “those things are two years old. anytime we got them in stock we sold out.”
me: “yea. i’ve been looking for them on the internet too with no luck”
journey’s dude: “yea, good luck. there are a lot of people looking for those shoes but adidas stopped making them two years ago.”
so i still needed sneakers to replace my shell toes. so i went in a vans store and got the closest substitute i could find. not close but they’ll do. since they stopped making airwalks it was as close as i could get. it’s a shame when i live in 1995 but it’s 2007 everywhere else.
they’ll do. i went straight to the dollar store and got the fat laces and laced them up straight across. they look better now. once i break them in i think they’ll grow on me. and when i need a new pair they won’t make them anymore either and the cycle will continue.