Went to the grocery store the other day to pick up a few essentials. J and I were walking around when a woman came up to me. She wanted to know where I got my boots.

These are my wedge-heeled boots: they’re grey and come up below the knee. They aren’t massively comfortable, but they’re good and they’re my size.

It turns out she had a similar pair made in Italy and they’re the most comfortable shoes she’s owned. I had to tell her that mine were more function than comfort. A good, comfortable exchange.

I don’t get a ton of those. I get stared at a lot with some murmuring in the background. But this was a good encounter.