Pair no. 36 So here is a pair of Sam Edelman boots that called me from across the store. I saw them at Nordstrom in Chicago and didn’t buy them. I’m not paying full price for shoes I can’t work in for 8 hours! But, when I went back to Chicago (Oak Brook actually), they were on the sale rack. I sighed and knew that it was meant to be…just like when I saw my military coat in Burlington coat factory in Albuquerque in May. Just meant to be…like me and my darling husband, who contributed a military web belt to complete the look. Yup, military goes non-utilitarian in my closet.