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Holey Shoes With Lost Soles

Most Amoeba’s don’t wear shoes, but mine does.  For the most part I have paid little attention to his footwear beyond noting that he has it.  With the exception of his casually-dressy leather Boat Shoes, Amoeba prefers utilitarian footwear.  He is more into durability and comfort than he is style.  Having said all that, I have no idea why I was surprised to discover that Amoeba’s house slippers are without soles.

I said, “I can’t believe you’re still wearing those!”

He said, “They’re the only slippers I have!”

I said, “We can buy you another pair.”

He tucked his feet closer to the bed.  “But I like these!”

I realized I had a challenge on my hands and immediately started scouring the internet.  Score! I found a perfect match for the slippers Amoeba has on his feet.  Not only did I find the slippers, I found them at a great price!

I also found them in a great clothing catalog.  While I was purchasing Amoeba’s slippers, I got myself a nice light weight wind breaker, too.  I have my eyes on a pair of shoes I am likely going to order myself and a bathrobe for Amoeba.  Since I just found this place I am waiting for our first order to arrive before I purchase anything else.

I am really not worried about the quality of the clothing or their customer satisfaction policies.  I read excellent customer reviews on both of the items I ordered.  I also read a review on another product which was written by a dissatisfied customer who said that even though the product wasn’t what he was hoping for, the customer service was excellent and he returned his item for a full refund.  I love shopping when I have guarantees like that.

Now I need a guarantee that Amoeba will actually accept the slipper exchange.


  1. Ah, yes! That is the big question, isn’t it! I am glad you found just what you were looking for! I love it when that happens and particularly when you really feel you’ve gotten a good deal! Hope your week has gone well!


    1. Susan — I know. I have a new pair right here by my chair and the old pair still on my feet. And I remember when I got the old pair I tossed them in my closet until the pair I had then were literally beyond wear. LOL!

  2. Hey, my slippers look like that. Not so worn, but I am in the market for a new pair. I’ve worn them so long, they’ve definitely become a part of me!

  3. This reminds me of when my children were little and we had to have 2 of the ‘favorite’ snuggly toys because when one was disgusting, the other could slip in. Sadly, they were never fooled. They loved disgusting.

    I tried to click on the clink to the catalog and it goes nowhere…

    1. Kelley — my sister bought a replacement stuffed toy for my niece and she refused it and wailed, but the sawdust stuffing (now you know how old we all are) was literally coming out of the old one. In desperation, my sister made a calico covering for the toy and gave it to my niece. She loved it. Apparently she still recognized the toy, even in different “skin”. Odd yes?

      And thanks for the heads up. I left an important character out of the link. It is fixed now.

  4. .
    Quilly, my slippers look like the ones in your picture. I have had two pairs of them iin the last fourteen years–the second pair are only five years old. Mrs. Jim bought them via catalog from L.L. Bean. I’d buy my next ones in a few years from them too if Mrs. Jim doesn’t take my hints.
    BTW, I still have the old ones to wear out getting the paper when it’s wet or snowy out.

  5. My favorite slippers are also, shall we say, well loved. Eventually I’m going to have to break down and buy new ones, but not yet. Not quite yet.

    Thanks for all your votes this week, I really appreciate it!

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  6. I had to buy new slippers this year, when I noticed the souls falling off as I was walking…. 🙂
    But I´m going to check out that website. Sounds good.

  7. My boy would be perfectly happy if I would immediately buy identical shoes or shirts in the next 3 sizes that he’s likely to grow into.! He’s not big on change@

  8. I love your title on this one! Too funny! The “slippers” in your photo are popular among the men in my family. They wear them outside, to the store, etc…

    We usually purchase ours from LL Bean. They are a little pricey, but the quality is great and they last a long time!

    It isn’t always easy breaking in a new pair.

  9. Blair is a company I’ve ordered from before. Never had an issue with them and the items were nice.

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