June 29, 2011
Trouver chaussure à mon pied
It's sale time in France --- les soldes!!!! I desperately needed a new pair of running shoes. My little toes are sticking out of my old ones.
Monsieur Titi promised me that we'd go sports clothes shopping during the sales. It's been so hot here that we didn't get out until today.
But there was nothing to worry about, still lots of stuff on the shelves. I found "mon pied" or my happiness in this New Balance beauties. They're a 41 (or probably about a 9-1/2 in the US). I've got BIG feet! They only weigh 300 grams! And, they were 1/2 price! Only 69.95€ rather than 140€.
Can't wait to go out running to try them out.
It might interest you to know that in French, we say "prendre le pied" (take the foot) to mean that we had a good time, or made ourselves very happy. I've heard that this expression comes from the time of the pirates who'd get their share of the booty at the end of an expedition. It would be dealt out in the measurement of the time = the foot. So, you see that the French used the foot as a measurement too, before they adopted the metric system.
And, when we say to find a shoe for your foot (trouver chaussure à son pied) it means that you've found a perfect fit (usually in men...).