Despite my general aversion to shopping, there is one kind of marketing that is 100% foolproof on me (dear advertisers, please stop reading now).
If something is a normal article of clothing but is artisan, made by a master craftsperson, one-of-a-kind, or otherwise different in a non-kooky way, I am sold. Do I want a hand-made dress made from old jeans that someone’s selling on Etsy? No thank you. Do I want a purse that looks like every other purse but was made by a master pursemaker in a bucolic setting? Please let me throw money at you!
This is why I’ve been eying Schier Shoes for a while. Normal desert boots? Maybe. But they’re made BY HAND, by GENTLEMEN in NAMIBIA. YOU GUYS.
I had decided on a neon toe cap pair, but given their long shipping time I was going to wait and buy them in a few months, so that I could actually wear them when they arrive instead of locking them in my closet to wait out winter.
But then they had a sample sale on Instagram, and I saw these:
In my size! So I jumped on them. As I type this, those beauties are headed towards my feet. I might not get much use out of them for the next few months (unless I wear them indoors), but considering that we’re moving to a desert, I thought that they were a reasonable investment.
Do you ever make impulse purchases? Does this count as an impulse purchase, considering that I’ve been contemplating buying a pair for 8 months?