It's not even the middle of June and already the summer's almost over for me; soon I will be hunkered down in graduate student-mode, reading my butt off like I have the past fall and spring. I can't complain, though -- I got to blog whenever I wanted, got to have a really fun birthday/sleep-over for my son, had a barbecue, and got to read and watch manga and anime non-stop for almost two months. I cannot complain.
Now onto some late-breaking updates; remember how I was all happy about my Okabashis and how sustainable they are? Well, they may be sustainable, but they aren't sturdy, and almost a month into getting them they developed cracks and tears in the uppers.
Here's a picture of my poor Okabashis with the tear on the right one. It has since grown a little larger since the taking of this photo, because I had no other slip-ons for taking that walk down the driveway to get the mail (I got another pair soon after, however).
On the left one is a crack near the ball of the foot (there's also one on the right, not shown). Maybe it's because I got a larger size so I could wear socks, and the shifting of my foot caused the tear, or maybe it's just the general design of the sandal.
So now I have a new pair and they seem to wearing quite well -- it's a different style and (I think) one for women, so maybe it'll hold up since it's closer to my shoe size.