Walk in my shoes

I am getting awfully worried and concerned.
I’ve said before that I hate shopping, especially for clothes and shoes, but the time is coming around again for me to replace some footwear.
The boots I bought last year   are fine, in fact I haven’t worn them as much as I thought I would, having purchased a rather comfy pair of trainers which I’ve worn practically every day.

I have been looking in shop windows recently and gagging at the prices of things to put on my feet, and I reckon that 50% off means you only get one.
In short, there is no way I can afford what they are asking, unless I go into a chain store and buy cheap, which would last, say, a month or so, not taking into account the lack of ankle support and possible damage to my feet/back in the duration.
flat shoesI’ve done this exercise before, and the sums speak for themselves.
Going the cheap route, I can purchase a pair of deck shoes/plimsolls for around a fiver.
The thing is, they will probably pinch my toes, rub my heels and after two or three days, the inner lining will either ripple or come out altogether when I take them off as I have, er, rather sweaty feet.
deck shoes
Several years ago I purchased 4 such pairs in various colours for the office to go with whatever I was wearing (blue, brown, green or black).
Once I’d worn my feet in to fit them, they lasted less than a single summer and Hubby ended up taking them all outside to be shot, they were that disgusting.

I used to wear moccasin type footwear, purchasing several like pairs at a time from our pet shoe shop, but even this simple style will now set me back almost a hundred pounds!
The question is, do I fork out a fiver every few weeks, or bite the bullet and part with seventy plus quid in one go and hope they’ll be comfy and last a year (budget juggling will have to be done to accommodate such a large outgoing).

work bootsSadly, we haven’t found an outlet locally for work boots, otherwise I’d go back to them (by the way, the pair I put by the rubbish bins disappeared within hours, so hopefully someone is getting squeakless wear out of them).
uncomfy feetAs for something like strappy open toe sandals, with my hooves?
Totally impractical for the boat and walking the dog!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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11 Responses to Walk in my shoes

  1. colinandray says:

    Based on the old “you get what you pay for” saying, and acknowledging that your feet are not only your only way of staying upright and being mobile, but can also trigger problems in other parts of the body (i.e. lower back issues) ………. bite the bullet and get whatever is best for your feet! They are extremely valuable in the overall scheme of things and you should always get the best possible. 🙂

    • Exactly. Hubby and I are always careful and practical when it comes to health issues. I just don’t understand why they are charging such gastronomical amounts of money for a necessity!
      Mind you, if we can find me another pair of work boots, no contest, and practical with it!

  2. scifihammy says:

    It is ridiculous what they charge for footwear these days; even without a brand name! Get the best quality you can afford, and hope they last 🙂

  3. Impractical, but think of the looks you’ll get walking the dogs in heels. So much to blog about! (Though hopefully NOT anything about tripping on them).

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