It's pretty sad when my shoe buying hiatus has been so prolonged that I'm excited about a couple of pairs of shoes I had to buy for work. C'est la vie -- I'll take my excitement where I can get it, I suppose. As I had to drive right past the Creve Coeur Skechers store (and stop at the Trader Joe's right next door) for a work-related training, it seemed silly to not take a look, at least. Perusing the selection in the front of the store did not convince me I wanted to spend even $30 on these shoes. I just didn't like any of them. The "work safe" selection was and expensive. I made my way back to the clearance shelves and found a couple of pairs that I actually liked. Not only that, but they were marked $19.97. Score! Then, I noticed the sign saying all these shoes were 50% off the last marked price. Double score! Two pairs of leather Skechers that I don't hate for $21 and change. So perhaps I'm happier at the bargain I got rather than the shoes themselves. Whatever. They're comfy and have nice arch support. Here they are. And it seems that Olive would like her own blog as she keeps inserting herself into my pictures.