A Short Rant About Shoes

Today, I will complain. I live in a fairly big city. That being the case it seems reasonable to me to expect lots of options for getting basic things, like, say, shoes. A big city ought to be able to support at least a couple of shoe stores, right? Even in the age of Amazon, it's common to need to try shoes on to see if they will fit—a feature of brick and mortar stores that ecommerce can't replace. And yet, and yet... There are no shoe stores in a shockingly large radius. There's just big box stores with a few cheap shoes none of which are in your size.