I finally had to break down and buy a new pair of sneakers yesterday. I wore my old sneakers until they were unwearable. Which, believe me, they are. I took them off yesterday afternoon, and after I put them on again, I was limping around for the rest of the night. They had no more structure; they have holes in the top of them, and I’ve worn holes through the bottoms. But, I was still wearing them! I have to admit that walking in the rain really sucked. Yes, I do hate shoe shopping that much! I’ve never liked shopping, period, but shoe shopping for me is a new level of hell.
I’ve had this issue all my life, as I’m one of those “lucky” people who have two different-sized feet – one is a 7 and the other is 7-and-a-half. Since I don’t have a bunch of money, I’ve got to find a pair that will fit my large foot, while at the same time not fall off my small foot. Not an easy prospect. On a side note, I also have wide feet (read, flat feet), and as if that isn’t enough, I really need to have surgery on one of my feet, but I’m refusing to even think about it, since I’ll have to pay a large portion of the price out-of-pocket. So, I’m apparently waiting until walking is simply too painful to accomplish. Right now I like my world-view where I can say, “Oh yeah, my foot hurts – give it time and it’ll go away!” As we all know, if you ignore something, it will go away, right?
So, I’m pleased to report that I did indeed find a reasonably-priced pair of sneakers that I can wear without walking out of one of them. Yay me! So, I should be all set for shoes until around the same time next year (maybe in two years?)