How $57 Hiking Boots Cost Me $623

Spending money hurts. When you see a pair of hiking boots on clearance for $57, good fortune must be smiling down on you.

They’re not the perfect fit, those boots are $300-something. At roughly ⅓ of your rent, that’s too painful to consider.

Buying the $57 boots is the financially sensible decision. That’s what I did.