Goodbye, Vic Matie loafers

This is a hard goodbye letter to write. You were one of my most favorite pairs of shoes. You even earned me the nickname "Imelda" in the little town of Uncertain, TX. I still remember the day you arrived: late spring, how bright the sky was, the trees beginning to become full and green, the excitement as I dug through all the tissue paper to try you on, and the bliss my feet felt when I slipped them into the buttery soft leather.

You served me well for a lot of years. Sadly, I have not treated you as well as you deserved to be treated and I have allowed you to slip into a shabby state that can't be remedied. As much as I love you, it's time to take you out of rotation in my closet.

It's proving too hard to say goodbye, so I think I'm going to say "until I see you again" and go put you next to the bed to serve as my slippers to be worn with pyjamas at night after I've showered away the day"s dust and grit.

We had a good run of it out in public. We attracted attention (the good kind), and we walked many many miles together. Thank you for your service, you will be sorely missed.

This post is also published in the youlookfab forum. You can read and reply to it in either place. All replies will appear in both places.


  • efbgen replied 5 years ago

    CINDY- you are the prose and poet laureate of this group!
    A heart felt send off you are giving them

  • replied 5 years ago

    They ARE breathtaking.  

  • Windchime replied 5 years ago

    Those are stunning! No wonder you don’t want them to leave your house.

  • Jaime replied 5 years ago

    They received the eulogy they deserve.

  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    Those are gorgeous. I can understand why breaking up is hard to do.

  • Jessikams replied 5 years ago

    Wow, just beautiful- glad you got a lot of wear out of them.

  • Cardiff girl replied 5 years ago

    Faithful shoes I wish you along and happy retirement as slippers.

  • Style Fan replied 5 years ago

    Beautiful shoes.  They will be lovely slippers.

  • Jenni NZ replied 5 years ago

    Oh. Love! Would break my heart to see them go if they were mine. Long live slippers.

  • The Cat replied 5 years ago

    Love your writing.

  • Ledonna N. replied 5 years ago

    I love your prose also.  What beautiful shoes and can see why you rocked them for so long. 

  • Colette replied 5 years ago

    These loafers are gorgeous! And your good bye stories are very entertaining.

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