It might seem like I have a shoe problem buying them up in three's, I assure you I do not. I buy shoes only when I have too, it's agony for me.
And I also assure you..... I had too.
But I probably didn't need three, unless I wear them for 10 years to be cost effective like my last pair.
I looked down at them and why yes, it was dried blood. I was wearing those sandals when I had the run in with the barber chair that was dropped on my big toe.
Guess I got used to looking at them and no longer noticed the dried blood - which really was the least of their problems.
I will spare you a picture of that, but here is the chair.
Those old sandals hurt my feet anyway, but they were better than the other ones.
The ones that make that squishy air in and air out sound when you walk, that resembles something my son's do and then look around for someone to high five.
I know Beth at Unskinny Boppy knows exactly what I'm talking about. And there are others of you shaking your head in agreement - you know the sound I'm talking about.
I also have a pair of those .99¢ kind, the ones we called thongs when I was a kid. I have never wore them anywhere other than my feet.
Back to my story of why I needed new ones.... (besides the blood stained old ones).
A couple years ago I danced the night away, and when I got up the next morning I couldn't walk. I assumed it was my age showing.
Until six months later and my heels were still sore.
I learned dancing for 4 hours on a cement floor in socks is not a good thing to do. I was introduced to plantars fasciitis.
This is not something you get in the spring from dirt on your face.
I enlisted the help of my faithful companion to narrow down my internet search.
The sandals also had to get good reviews from folks who had previously danced all night on cement.
About twice as much as I usually spend, especially when multiplied by three, but my heels are worth it.
Here is my review, and no I was not compensated for any of this. Darnit.
Nothing rubs in the wrong place on the Clarks sandal and the strap is adjustable. I was worried I wouldn't like the toe thingy, but I am happy to report I can't even feel it.
How do you feel about toe things?
Nothing rubs in the wrong place on the Aerosoles either, however I do have a concern with them... they have that squishy soft base like the kind if it gets wet will leave you with the sound of walking farts.
Not cool. I won't be taking any chances with having my shoes morph into Gremlins when they get wet, so I will not be wearing those by water!
My least favorite are the black ones from Vionic. Again, nothing rubs, the fit was spot on and they are comfortable, just different.
I'm keeping them because I decided I didn't want to keep them after I took the tags off, got rid of the shoe box and wore them for a day. Maybe I should look up their satisfaction/return policy?
Operator error, not the fault of the shoe.
But if I break my ankle the whole point of comfortable sandals will be lost.
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