Saturday, May 30, 2009

One Year of Pinkness!

WOW! One year of Pink Saturdays! For me, this is my 33rd Pink Saturday in a row, but for many of you it's been a full year, and for Beverly even longer! I hope people have some really special pinks to share this week in honor of Pink Saturday's birthday. Beverly has all of the participants listed on her blog, How Sweet the Sound.
My pink item is something that I LOVE! I look forward every Spring to getting them out and I wear them until I can't take the cold any longer in the Autumn. They're my Birkenstocks! Now, I am not a crunchy, Birkenstock kind of person AT ALL. But as I've gotten older I've become more interested in comfort than in the latest trends. About 9 years ago I had back surgery twice in a two year period. The doctor kept urging me to try Birkenstocks or Dansko shoes, but I would have nothing to do with it. To me they were too pricey and I was nervous about the whole footbed molding to your foot business. What if they were super uncomfortable? You can't return shoes that have been wornThen one day I was watching my favorite channel, QVC, and they were selling Birkies! The price was slightly better than I had seen in stores, but 2 things grabbed me at once. First, I could wear them for 30 days and still return them if I wasn't happy. You can't do that with the ones you buy from the brick and mortar stores. Also, they had much cuter ones than the plain brown and tan suedes I always saw. So I got these adorable thongs with roses all over them, and I've never looked back! This is our 7th summer together.All of these other pictures are from QVC. I just searched Birkenstock and then chose the color pink and got 27 pairs of shoes! Since I bought my rose buds 7 years ago, I've gotten anotherpair in the same style with a denim colored and textured strap and I have a pair of black suede Mary-Jane style for winter.They have been so great for my back and I can wear them standing on those awful linoleum and cement floors, teaching all day.I can't say enough good things about them both for my back and for how they hold up. I know it's not too exciting, but to me these are a major pink plus in my life!
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14 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Okay, I need some comfortable, fun shoes, and I appreciate the tip on these! Happy Pink Saturday to you, Elizabeth, and I hope you are having a lovely, fun day!

In the Pink...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Lynne said...

Those are cute. I wear Birkenstocks all the time - I have plantar fasciitis and they were recommended by the podiatrist. They're the only shoes that make my feet feel good. I wear the Florida style - I have 3 pair right now that I wear. One pair is getting a little "old" looking - time for new ones!

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

I love Birks, but cannot wear them as I have Tibial Tendon Dysfunction in my left ankle. Which means I have to wear a shoe with a wedge that keeps the ankle in line. Yours are lovely though and I would wear them everyday too if I could. Thanks for sharing the pinkness with us. :) xxoo

♥Mimi♥ said...

With our little PINK SATURDAY having a birthday this week, I am on "pink overload" and that is difficult to do to me! I'm lovin' it like crazy!

What lovely pinks this week you have, my dear. The better to see your through my rose colored glasses!☺

Have a great weekend. Not all that warm up in my neck of the woods but the sun is out and that makes the day good. I hope you are surrounded by those you love and that you, too, are bathed in sunshine.

The Raggedy Girl said...

Those are really sweet shoes.

The Raggedy Girl

imjacobsmom said...

Hey Elizabeth, I love my Birkenstocks, too. 27 pink varieties, huh? I'll have to check them out! ~ Robyn

Anonymous said...

I guess the 'Cambridge in You' finally came out ;-)

I've never owned Birkenstock either. I usually go with Clarks or Born.

You've inspired me... I'll have to consider a pair!

~Kari

Justine said...

Wow, Birkenstocks have come a long way, haven't they? I think you need to buy the others from QVC.

Justine :o )

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow.. i believe.. that is very comfy shoes you bought.. i love the one with rose buds.. happy pink saturday and have a good weekend..

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

I need new shoes!Happy Pink Saturday ~ I hope you have a great weekend ~ Susan

Claudia said...

I love my Birkenstocks! I wear them in the summer and I wear the clogs in the winter! They are the best and I agree - wonderful if you have back problems. Happy Pink Saturday!

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Ooohhh those white sandals with the pink flowers are perfect for your feet :-)Pretty!

Happy PS!

Li

someplace in thyme said...

I live is burks, you just can't beat them for looks and for comfort. Just look at how cute yours are, who wouldn't want them, happy pink saturday, Char

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Elizabeth. Thank you for being such a loyal and fun participant. I know I'm late getting here, but I'm still trying.

I haven't tried Birkenstocks yet, but you are tempting me.