I’m itching to go somewhere. Soon. I browse blogs with tales of people I haven’t met – living their lives in places I’ve not been. I thumb through glossy brochures. The exquisite photography is eye candy.
Realistically, I know I need to stay put this year. I logged a lot of miles in 2012. I set the brochures aside…and did the logical thing. Scratched the travel itch with a little online shopping for something to remind me of all I love about discovering unknown places.
While checking out a travel blog, I stumbled upon Tieks. Tieks had me at their tagline (great copy grabs even us marketers – ok, especially us marketers):
“Designer flats you can fit in your purse and wear all day, every day.”
The deal was sealed when I discovered the company foundation has donated almost a half a million dollars to Kiva, providing loans to entrepreneurial women in third world countries with dreams & plans to improve their families’ lives. With my love for everything African, picking the giraffe Tieks seemed just a little serendipitous.
I could hardly wait to get my Tieks blue box dropped on my doorstep. Tieks didn’t disappoint.
My travel itch is now just a little bit satisfied. With my giraffe Tieks gracing my tootsies, I dream of the next time I am racing through terminals on my way to an unknown wonder-filled place. My feet will thank me for wrapping them in comfort & style. Until then, I think I’ll take a walk-about in the 515.