Shrinky-Dink Feet

I have three pairs of shoes in my closet that are more than twenty years old. My glittery boots and my party girl shoes from the 80’s and those clunky things in the middle that I got right before I moved up here. I’m certain that’s the last pair of non slide-on shoes I bought. (Besides exercise shoes.)

My feet have changed too much to wear the heels. The shoes are gigantic now. I can’t even fake it. I once desperately needed some heels and I thought I’d wing it with those but they don’t work. It’s hard to believe I used to wear those for a late night out. I could run uphill in those things. (Not that I ever needed to … )

I wore the boots a couple of years ago to a fancy function. They fit okay. I should wear them again.

The middle pair I decided to wear on Friday for no particular reason. They were perfectly comfortable but felt weird on my feet.

Other than exercise shoes I only wear Danskos. I like to be able to slide my shoes off. I don’t wear shoes when I drive. I kick my shoes off at the office or pretty much any place I can get away with it. I like to sit with my legs folded under me which I’m sure is the source of most of my back trouble but I can’t get comfortable with my feet on the floor.

I still need heels but I hate shoe stores. You have to have someone help you. They hover. And it’s hard to tell if something is comfortable just by trying it on and taking a lap around the store. I don’t need to wear heels much but it would be nice to have one pair of shoes that isn’t frumpy.

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2 Responses to Shrinky-Dink Feet

  1. LuLubelle says:

    Those middle shoes are totally in style again right now, though you have to pair them with a blazer and golf shorts.

    Go check out my shoe blog for all your shoe-shopping needs. 😉

  2. Marvin says:

    They make Crocs that almost look normal, these days. My darling wife swears by them. I have good luck with Skechers and with Avias. Nikes used to work well but that was decades ago.

    I don’t think I have any shoes older than two years old. I usually wear one pair out, then switch to another and wear those out.

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