Driving Shoes

November 16, 2007
I recently bought a pair of shoes. I rarely ever buy shoes that have too much design on them. I like my shoes simple and functional. Anyway, I saw these and I thought I might change things up a bit and go a little crazy. At $19.99, how could I go wrong?

I soon found out exactly how I could go wrong. The first day of wearing the shoes, my feet ached. So here's the deal. I have flat feet and I usually wear my orthotics but it was too much of a hassle to put them into these shoes. These shoes also have very thin soles so they don't provide much cushion when I walk. Anyway, so after that day, I decided these were going to be my driving shoes - shoes I'd wear only when I drove.

But these shoes kind of grew on me and I wanted to wear them everywhere. I wore them on long shopping trips and I wore them to work (and that means I wear them for a fair bit of walking). Now, after a week or two of walking around in these shoes, my legs are dead. I waddle around the house like I have no ankles.

Going against everything I've learned in my Injuries in Sport and Workplace class, I gave those shoes another chance at being functional walking shoes and they failed me big time. If my lecturers knew, they'd totally say "I told you so". Darn them.

2 comments:

andrew said...

maybe you can put your orthotics inside

andrew said...

you don't drive that much anymore anyways :)

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