A few weeks ago I walked into Steven Madden to see if there were any affordable shoes that I actually liked–a pretty difficult task since I hate thin heels and unnecessary embellishments, both of which seem to be the only thing available at most shoe stores.
After an irritating few minutes browsing the underwhelming selection in a crowded store, I saw a pair of simple mahogany colored oxfords that I loved. I immediately asked one of the salesmen if it came in my size. He stared at the shoes for a minute before shaking his head.
"No, it's not in that size," he said.