Elementary ‐Daily Life ‐ Buying Men’s Shoes(C0229)
Mom: Hi! I am looking for a pair of shoes for my son. Salesgirl: Sure thing! Here we are! If you’re looking for dress shoes, we have several different styles of Oxfords for boys. We also carry athletic shoes, hiking boots.
Mom: Oh Jacob, how about these sneakers?
Jacob: Mom? They’ve got Velcro.
Mom: Well, then how about these? What is this style called?
Salesgirl: They’re tennis shoes. They’re very popular with teens and young adults.
Jacob: Oooo, Mom, can I get these?
Mom: What are those?
Jacob: They’re Chuck Taylor’s! Everyone has them! Can I, please?
Mom: I don’t know. Would they go with your clothes? The backs are really high. and the way the tongue just sticks up. They’re almost like a boot. And the sole doesn’t look like it would have a very good grip.
Jacob: They’re only forty-five dollars! And they’ve got cool fluorescent orange shoelaces! Mom?
Mom: Ok, try them on.
Salesgirl: What size are your feet?
Mom: He is a size nine.
Salesgirl: We’ll try a size forty-three on you first and see how that fits.
Mom: A what?
Salesgirl: They come in European sizes. He should be a size forty-three. I’ll be right back.