I’d only had my favorite boots for a month when the heel broke, it was a windy winter day, and I was in a hurry to get home, so I didn’t watch where I was stepping.
- The next thing I knew, I was flying off the ground and landed on my bum! Luckily I had my wintertide coat on, so I wasn’t hurt by the fall.
When I stood up, I lost my balance again. My right heel had come loose and was on the verge of breaking entirely from my new boots. It was such a shock because I expected better quality, but that was what I got for shopping online in a store with few reviews. The next day I went to the shoe repair shop to get the boot fixed. When I entered the shop, it was almost as chilly as outside since the AC was faulty. The shop owner had turned the HVAC unit on, but it was blowing a little sizzling air. That meant every customer had to keep their coat on as we waited for our turn. After about an hour, the faulty A/C shut down. The little warm air was gone, and now the store was cold. We inquired if the owner had phoned a HVAC business. He told us he did, but they had told him an AC expert would come by the shop the following day. The shoe repairman didn’t have a standing contract with the AC dealer. Hence never did proper AC service. It was a big mistake since he had to close the shop until the next day when the A/C mechanic came by to service it. I left the boot with him since it was difficult to remain in a store without a finally working heating unit.