I’ve worn one pair since I got my post op AFO (which somehow became the everyday AFO).
The other pair was purchased some time ago but it just making its way out of the box.
I’m not the biggest fan of shoes, at all. But I do buy more than 1 pair at a time. I stockpile. It started in college when more walking was required. Now that I wear an AFO it’s good to have a spare on hand.
I’ve needed to switch to the “backup pair” for a while but I’ve been putting it off. Finding a new pair of shoes that fit gets more difficult each time I go shopping, even if I’m not really looking. It really gets to me, more than it should.
Making matters more complicated is that this style of shoes is discontinued. The “new” pair I have was the last pair in the stock room, which were over in some corner, probably never to be seen again if I hadn’t asked for “This very same pair. I NEED this very same pair.”
The experience made me so drained I’m pretty sure the guy thought I was some chick obsessed with shoes, or completely mentally unstable (to be honest I was hanging on to my sanity with my fingernails that day anyway)
Now that there’s no bottom left to my current pair of shoes it’s past time to start breaking in the new pair. There’s just one problem.
The new pair doesn’t fit. I can get them on my feet, but they can’t stay there for long without some pain & obvious signs of pressure. I’ve been trying to stretch them any way I can think of but nothing has worked to create a long term solution.
They’re just shoes. Why can’t they be just shoes? Why does it have to get complicated?
If you follow me on twitter the timing of this post will make more sense tomorrow. Yes this is indeed intended to be a tease.