Back in the 1970’s Keebler made a wonderful quarter-size sugar-and-cinnamon cookie called “Dutch Apple”. They came in white fold-over bags. We ate them by the handful—until one day when they disappeared from supermarket shelves.
So why was I so surprised about my shoe saga? A few years ago, I discovered an amazing walking shoe. It was made by women who left Keen Shoes to start Ahnu, a company that made women’s shoes exclusively. Not only were they comfy, women found them so attractive that they often would ask me who made them. Walking shoes!
The other day, I decided it was time to order my third pair. Guess what? Teva bought Ahnu and discontinued my shoe. I was devastated.
I ordered the recommended "substitute". The shoes had different eyelets, were a dreary gray color, and difficult to put on. Yet again, a product I depended upon had disappeared.
On the other hand, once I got them on, they were pretty darned comfy.