I finally went out and bought the new shoes I’d been contemplating for a while now. I had already decided that I really wanted a pair of Birkenstocks, but I wanted something that I could get away with wearing to the office as well as when just hanging out on the weekends. So, I went to Valley Birkenstock (the local Birkenstock store) last night and checked out what they had since I wasn’t impressed with the selection at the various department stores. Wow. This store has all sorts of styles of Birks as well as different colors than you would normally find here in the States. Apparently, they order several of their selections straight from Germany so that they get a wider selection in. When I left that night, I was happily wearing my new pair of shoes. I really love them. The style and color is terrific and they look good with most of the clothes I own which is a definite bonus. These shoes are going to be seeing a lot of wear.