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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Reader Beware!
Mundane post!

Orthopaedic issues are on the mend!
I've been instructed in building my walking duration over the next couple of months
and have some simple exercises to do to build strength in the muscles 
that support the bony structure of my feet.
And ... be cautious.  DO NOT ROLL YOUR FOOT!  
(Read stepping on the little Cypress knees in the back yard). 

In the meantime, it's a search and conquer mission
to find shoes that are cute AND comfortable 
and don't add to the ever present pain when walking, standing, sitting.
You get the picture!.  (the mere fact that I always have an extra pair of  
sensible shoes nearby to change into regardless ... is beside the point!).

My foot structure has changed a lot over the last few years.  
No cutesy shoes.
No heels over 1.5 inches (and that's pushing it).
No squishy bottoms (i.e. crocs).
Nothing that ties or buckles over the highest part of my foot (i.e. most kicks).
Sandals must be scrutinized .... often rejected.
Anything I can't tolerate wearing from one end of my house to the other (the test), Gone!
I've pulled about seven pairs of shoes (hardly worn) from my closet.
Shoes I can't even wear just walking thru the house before the pain sets in.

So far, it seem Merrills are the only shoe that fit the requirements.
Seen any cute Merrills?  Nope, can't wear the cute strappy ones.
Not enough foot support (for my feet).   Only the slide-style will do.

Alas!  I found Bare Traps at the shoe store last week.  They were comfy in the store.
I knew the true test would be "the test" at home.  Yay!  So far, so good!

I know!  I know!  Who cares?  I do.  
Pain is pain. And pain with 90% of the steps you take ... not fun. 
When something as simple as putting a pair of shoes on becomes a challenge,
it also becomes stress.  Wedding invitations, Mardi Gras Balls 
and other special events present a challenge.  Dress-up?  Add appropriate shoes? 
Therein lies the rub.  The shoe dilemma.  {sigh}   

Carpe Diem!
In my new shoes!  

Afterall, we all know shoes are a sign that 
God loves us and wants us to be happy!!  Right?!!


  1. I so feel your pain. This is why so often I don't dress up because the shoe issue is a nightmare, especially with dresses. The ones in your pic are cute!

  2. So glad you found some comfeys! Woo Hoo for pain-free! :)


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