After wanting a pair for over a year now… I have officially joined the club. Last night I bought my first pair of women’s black KSO Vibrams.
I’ve currently owned them for less than 24 hours and have been wearing them for less than 3: but so far they are amazing. What kept me from purchasing them sooner, however, was their price tag. I’m still a college student, living on a college budget. I make $150 a week and dropping $85 of that on a pair of shoes barely leaves me with enough money to afford my primal groceries, let alone my not-so-primal vodka.
This got me thinking: is being frugal a primal instinct that I should embrace? After all I doubt ancient cavemen were blessed with excess resources. Why waste two spears hunting down a saber-tooth tiger when you can get the job done with one? I really wanted these shoes, and since I didn’t feel like foregoing groceries for a week, I decided it was time to go on a hunt of my own… a hunt for a bargain.
I found that bargain via craigslist. A lady named Theresa was selling a pair of BRAND-NEW Vibrams (still in the box with the tags and everything) for $45. Unfortunately for her – but fortunately for me- she had bought them a size too small and was no longer able to return them. Maybe I’m crazy but finding these shoes gave me a natural high so intense that I’m convinced smart-shopping is a primal instinct. I know Cavemen didn’t have to shoe shop… but I’m certain they would be frugal if they did 😉