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I have a pair of flats. They are black with gold and silver metal studs on the tops and heels. I absolutely adore them. They are the most comfortable pair of shoes I own. I wear them with everything I own. And I wear them everywhere.
The main place I wear them is to court when I go to court for my CASA cases. CASA stands for Court-Appointed Special Advocate for children. I am a Peer Coordinator for CASA and supervise three other CASA volunteers and must go to court with them when their cases come before the court. I have to dress up and I always wear my black shoes, which look dressy.
I also wear them when I go to Staffing meetings for CASA at Family and Children Services. These are pre-court meetings to update everyone on the status of the case. They aren’t as dressy as court but I always wear my nice shoes because they are comfortable.
When I go to tutor my child in reading at the elementary school in my neighborhood, I wear my black shoes. I help a second-grader learn to read by reading with him or her once a week at school for an hour. I do this all school year. By the end of the school year, the child is reading better. I do this through a program for senior citizens called OASIS. We are trained as tutors and then work with the schools and our assigned children at the school. I always wear my black shoes because they are nice and they are comfortable.
So you see my shoes have seen a lot of wear and a lot of use. They have served my well in my life. I hope they don’t wear out, but if they do, I have a pair of brown shoes just like them that I will use instead.