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!
Not the same one, of course, just the same style. Otherwise, they’d be super 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!
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.
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?
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.
There it was, the bright, shiny new Plainsview Oxford.