What has happened to shoes? I had to buy new shoes earlier in the week. Not only do I have to wade through name brands, colors, and leather/canvas, but now I have to think about other materials and designs? I spend less time figuring out the reason my serial killers kill than I do buying shoes. Here’s the problems:
Do I buy memory foam insoles? Regular insoles? Goga (yoga mat material) insoles?
Do I want a walking shoe? Running shoe? Fitness shoe?
Do the different tread patterns really do anything? If so, do I want the little balls or do I want the ones with the breaks that make it flex?
I bought some Sketchers. With Goga insoles. And little balls for tread. They feel weird. Like the heels are lower than the toes. And for some reason, the muscles in the back of my thighs hurt after two days, like I’m wearing reverse high heels. Are my shoes toning the muscles in the back of my thighs without my knowledge? (They could use it, don’t get me wrong, but it seems like there should be a warning label – May Remind You That You Have Muscles In The Back Of Your Thighs, Wear Responsibly)
Also, I had to buy them a size too big. I’m 34, my feet stopped growing a long time ago. In the past, I’ve bought 6 1/2 or 7 in women’s shoes. The 7’s are usually boots or dress shoes. Nope, I had to buy a 7 1/2 in this strange, goga-soled, heel’s are lower, with stretchy shoelaces shoes. After two days of wearing them, I’m thinking a 7 1/2 wide would probably have been better. I’ve never needed “wide” shoes. I have tiny feet (it’s why I’m clumsy), so did the shoemakers of the world decide to resize all their shoes just to screw with people?
Why do we have to make everything so complicated?