Many years ago during the early years of my career the airline that I was working for made an earnest effort at enforcing the dress code to include high heels for our required footwear. Fortunately, after a few years of policing somewhat unsuccessfully, they resigned themselves reluctantly allowing more comfortable, sensible footwear for us airport agents.
I probably jumped the “dress code Nazi ship” earlier than most of my colleagues and started with the purchase of my first pair of SAS walking shoes. The shoe is certainly not going to win any awards for fashion design however they are practical, durable and very comfortable. To make a long story short, I have since recruited Bob to wear them as well over the past several years.
Since we are visiting San Antonio and this is where the headquarters and factory is for the SAS shoe, we paid a visit to the store for a new pair of shoes for each of us. What a surprise we received. This is by far the most interesting shoe store we have ever been into.
The grounds of the SAS Factory is like stepping back 75 years in time. There are old classic cars, vintage clothing, antiques, reconstructed service stations like this picture above, old fashioned ice cream shop, very old advertising signs, cobble stone street, as well as an area to watch the stages of shoe making.
Remember the classic Burma Shave signs…they are here too.
For the first time in years Bob was asking to go shopping just in order to see the sights.
If you are in the San Antonio, TX area this is a fun stop to add to your list of things to do.
Have a good day, we did !