OK, I’m not going to show you any pictures of my feet. I promise.
But what I will do is explain why having small feet is a great way to save money!
See, when I go shopping, I’m often in a range of clothing sizes that is pretty common. So, things tend to go quickly especially during sales. Medium shirts in my size are often gone for a really good deal. The pant size I wear, again, is one of the more common sizes, so a great sale means limited selection for me.
But, shoes are a different story. I have, for whatever reason, a shoe size that’s on the lower end of the spectrum
The downside of this is that my wife makes fun of me sometimes for having small feet.
The upside, though, is that most stores are almost always guaranteed to have my size! Shoes my size are common enough where they are stocked regularly, but just uncommon enough that I usually have the pick of the litter, so to speak.
And, when I’m hunting down deals, it’s even better. Let me illustrate the deal I got at DSW this past weekend. When I go to DSW, I almost always shop in the clearance section. Many people aren’t so lucky and it’s because stuff in the more popular sizes gets picked over. In the ten minutes I was back there, I saw at least three people come in but leave empty-handed and frustrated because they didn’t have anything that they were looking for in their size.
But, my size 8 and a half had all kinds of deals. I needed new work shoes. Since guys have it easy and can buy a pair of black shoes and a pair of brown shoes and be all set, that was my shopping list in its entirety. I found a pair of black shoes for $36 (on clearance from $60) and a pair of brown shoes for $35 (on clearance from $50).
Both of these pairs are so comfortable that they didn’t even require the typical breaking in period where your feet are sore for a day or two while they adjust.
But, wait, there’s more!
Plus, in addition to that deal, DSW had sent me a coupon (as a member of their loyalty club, which is free) for $20 off a $50 purchase.
So I ended up with two awesome pairs of shoes for $51 plus tax.
If that’s the upside of having small feet, I’ll take it!