Tuesday, February 9, 2016
I'd often wondered why nearly all of these slippers had that decorative shoelace in front. So far as I could tell, the only thing it was good for was entertaining cats (and that it was very good for!). But this time I got to looking closely at that shoelace, and noticed that it wrapped all the way around the opening for my foot. Somehow in all these years I'd never noticed that. I thought it was just sewn into the front top of the slipper, a useless decoration.
So I tried an experiment: I yanked hard on those laces and ... it made the foot opening smaller. In fact, with just a little trial-and-error I was able to adjust the opening to precisely the right size to keep the slipper both comfortable and secure.
I could have done that on the 30 or so other pairs of slippers I've owned. And I never knew it...
Now we'll see if I can remember this little lesson :)