Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Let me start by saying I love shoes.  I really puffy heart shoes.  Shoes shoes shoes make my world go around.

Whew.  Now that I have told you how I feel about shoes.  Imagine going to see a foot specialist and he says "you will have to wear orthopedic shoes."  What?

No.  Those are the kind of shoes my Granny wears.  She has a black pair, brown pair and a white pair.  Yikes..

A little background.  I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis the first part of this year.  I had totally torn all the ligaments in the bottom of my left foot.  I came home with a pretty boot I had to wear every night.  Was told not to go barefoot around the house, only to shower and go potty in the middle of the night.  One month of therapy and wear orthopedics in my shoes.

I faithfully did all these things.  I went back in a moth for my check up.  Wear the boot on occasions when I've had a stressful day on my feet.  No more therapy and I brought home my own personal tens unit.  It basically stimulates your nerves.

I was told no more flip flops.  Oh but I could purchase some special orthopedic ones from a prescribed website. 

Okay for starters I love shoes.  I can't be limited to orthopedic shoes.  Have you seen those things.  Uggh.

I actually did get on the website.  Ok they really don't look like I had pictured in my head.

I recently went to a shoe store in our town and bought some shoes.  These are not orthopedic, but they are really supportive of my high arch and keep my foot from sliding around.  I do cheat and wear some regular flip flops once or twice a week.  I can really tell the difference.

This is the black pair.

The bronze pair I went back two days later and bought.

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