"A grandma is just an antique little girl"...unknown
Friday, January 21, 2011
I read recently that the expensive walking shoes actually are hard on the knees. This gave a slight bit of vindication. I do have walking shoes that I wear out on a regular basis. I have always hated spending the money for somethng that just does not last very long.
Part of the problem, perhaps, is the shape of my feet. With narrow heels and wide forefoot (Hm, sound duck-like), something is always rubbing or pinching. Holes wear into the shoes OR (worse) into my feet. In either case, out those shoes have to go.
However, a couple of years ago, I bought these Speedo brand flip flops. They are by far the most comfortable things I have ever had on my feet except warm, cozy socks. And I can wear them while walking, even a brisk exercise walk, if the weather permits bare toes. They cling to my feet--no rubbing, no pinching. There is enough cushion on the bottom and a quick swish in sudsy water and a rinse off keep them fairly clean.
The problem is that I have worn them so consistently that they are starting to fall apart. I can't quite bring myself to throw them out. At least not until I find another pair that are just as comfy.
These "toner" style sandals are not too bad, but they do take an adjustment. I get a pain running up the nerves in my right foot when I first wear them after a long break. They do have the high set strap that I like, but I do have to say that they have not reshaped the butt in quite the way the ads on TV would have you believe. True, the ads on TV feature twenty-somethings.