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Some people have their holy grails; items that they simply adore. Well, Plainview Oxford by Eastland is definitely my holy grail shoes. I have been exclusively wearing them for eight years now!

Plainview Oxford
Not the same one, of course, just the same style. Otherwise, they’d be super stinky.

stinky!

This madness started when I was a freshman in high school. I went to a high school that required uniforms. My mother bought me the cheapest shoes at a local Target that met uniform requirements.

Little did she know a legacy was born!
a legacy!
Each year, I would purchase a new pair of Plainview Oxford. Nothing else was as comfortable.

Eventually, Target stopped selling it. I began to travel further and further to other retailers to buy it. Even when its price rose faster than gasoline rates, I gladly handed over hard earned money for a pair of my beloved shoes. I was an addict.
exponential rates increase!
Last year, the unthinkable happened. I couldn’t find Plainview Oxford at any of the local retailers!

What should I do?
Should I buy it from the internet?
What if Eastland discontinued this style?
the horror!
My fears were very real. My previous pair was utterly ravaged. I had no idea what would tie me over till my new pair, if I had ordered from the internet.

Then, when all hope was lost, I found the stash! Due to my mother’s infinite wisdom, we had purchased extra pairs when they were on sale. I had just found El Dorado.

I savored the opening of the box.
treasure!
There it was, the bright, shiny new Plainsview Oxford.
holy grail!
Cue Hallelujah.

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