I have been having an exceptionally hard time lately finding shoes that are comfortable. I can tell, usually right after I’ve slipped a shoe on, and before I even stand up on it, whether or not my right foot is going to like it. It’s my right arch that’s giving me fits, and thankfully, this particularly pair of Asics seems to feel pretty decent. I did ask if I could return these if I don’t wear them outside, but discover that they aren’t actually as comfortable as I’d hoped.
The trick, I found, was to quit shopping in the women’s shoe section and look at the men’s shoes. I hate having big feet. They are long AND wide, which means nothing cute fits. Or feels good.
(Oh, except my Keen’s. I have a deep and abiding love for my Keen sandals…) (oh, and I’ve added a red pair since that post last March…)
I realized later, that I won’t need to return them if *I* don’t like them. Because…yeah. The boys are wearing 9s and 9.5s. (These are a 9.5, which, for those of you keeping track, means I wear a women’s size 11. Like I said: big feet.)
I’ve started exercising, and I’ve needed something to wear for that torture that doesn’t make my feet feel like they need to be amputated (which is what is going on with my current Nikes). I do need to lose weight, but my goal is not weight-loss. No, my goal is this: we are planning our summer vacation, and that vacation will include a fairly significant amount of walking/hiking, that will require a level of fitness that I do not currently possess.
In other words, when we hike the Grand Canyon, I don’t want to get left to die IN the canyon because I was so out of shape that my family left me behind.
It’s good to have goals.