My new Bass Weejun tassel kiltie loafers.
Or, as I can call them, my new "airport" shoes.
Let me 'splain.
The world being what it is today, getting through airport security anymore is a major pain -- laptop out, shoes off, coat and jacket off, dump them in the bins, send them through the x-ray machine, and walk through the magic portal.
Disrobing and divesting like this while in the security line is inconvenient, and making it worse is dealing with tie shoes. "Darn, freakin' knot..." as you hop on one foot trying to get a shoe off.
Then, after you've made it through, you have to go through the reverse process of re-intregrating yourself -- with no good facilities for doing this.
At least, as I observed while flying out to California a couple weeks ago.
Was wearing my Rockport Dressport oxfords, which are just darn comfortable. But realized I need a tie-less shoe for such trips.
Found the Weejuns on Shoebuy -- love that site because: a. I hate clothes shopping; b. they always have my size; c. their prices are good and they ship for free (return shipping too!); and d. I hate clothes shopping.
Ordered, shipped and on my feet in a week.
Comfy and darn stylish. Can't wait unitl the next time I fly -- just slip them off and slip them back on.
Doing my part in the war on terror by keeping the lines moving at airport security.
I guess adapting to a post-9/11 world isn't so tough after all.