Feet……….. those things at the end of our ankles

Sitting in the waiting room yesterday, the only reading material available was fashion magazines.
In my 8 year old bootleg jeans, 25 year old tee shirt from the market that is presentable, comfortable and still fits plus my trainers, I was a far cry from the bedazzling and diamond-decked celebrities on the front covers and within.
Two of the three magazines showed Meghan Markle, and I am fed up with seeing her in the spotlight. With Baby Sussex due in the next few weeks, she will take headline space over the fiasco of Brexit so I passed on those.

What drew my attention was a photograph of a particular celebrity who has rather large feet (a size 11), though I didn’t realise that. IMO she has horrible feet and I just hope it was a trick of the light and they aren’t really that bony and sinewy!
I don’t like feet, sweet smelling or not. I don’t even like my own, but admit to wearing high heels when I was younger, though nothing like the height and angle celebrities wear today.

We don’t look after our feet though do we. I mean I’m not one for foot massage (I’m more than likely to kick the person doing it as I’m ticklish), moisturizer or pumice stone scrubbing, I cut my nails straight across and never paint them, make sure to dry inbetween my toes after a shower or bath, but don’t use talcum powder, sprays or deodorants.
And on the subject of nails, these just make me squeamish!

Which brings me nicely on to the subject of shoes, as how the hell these celebs crammed their feet let alone nails onto shoes and walk is beyond me.

While we were out yesterday, we went into a sports shop so that I could replace my Skechers which are starting to wear on the inside.
I’ve worn them every day since purchase last July and as they have memory foam insoles, they are so comfortable I decided to get another pair.
For once, an assistant was free to assist rather than talk to a colleague about his weekend and kindly pointed me upstairs to the ladies section. Why is the ladies always upstairs???
I had a look round and nothing stood out other than the prices which started around £50. Ouch. I didn’t remember paying that much last time, but as we consider it a matter of health because of my diabetes, once I find something that works, I stick with it.
I found another assistant who was prepared to help me.
One thing about a pair of comfy shoes is the label. Read that and it’s half the battle, especially when you hate shoe or any other kind of clothes shopping as I do.
Taking my shoe off, I read the label to her.
‘Oh, I don’t think we have anything in a ladies 7½, and certainly nothing like you’re wearing. Are you sure they’re not mens?’
Back downstairs I go to see the original guy.
‘Apparently these are mens trainers.’ I announced.
Looking at my feet, recognising the logo thereon, he nodded and I trotted after him down into the bowel end of the shop.
He put his hand straight on the style, waved his magic wand |(stock confirmation app), confirmed my size and went out back, coming back less than two minutes later with a box.
Leaving me to try them on, they were a perfect fit, so I went to pay, thanking him as I went.
All done and dusted in less than ten minutes.
Even better, they were £37, so cheaper than any of the ladies option to boot (sorry, couldn’t resist).
I’ve worn them round the park this morning when we walked the dog as we plan to give her some quality time today after yesterday. Bless her, she’s still catching up on her sleep.
Ah, comfy!

 

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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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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14 Responses to Feet……….. those things at the end of our ankles

  1. OMG those feet with big nails are scary 😱, how they manage?

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    Nothing’s more important that comfortable shoes. When my feet hurt, everything hurts and I’m miserable.

  3. Paula Light says:

    Feet can be icky!

  4. blindzanygirl says:

    I’m REALLY careful about my feet after catastroohes in the past. Not from wearing high heels though. I never did. But just got VSRY broad feet. Now though, I can’t wear shoes at all. Since the cancer. I wear sandals all the time, even in snow lol. Well, being in acwheelchair it doesn’t matter so much. I always used to waer either trai ers, soecific ones that suuted my feet, like you, Di. Or proper walking boots or shoes. Living in Derbyshire I climbed the hills a lot so gad decent gear. Oh but WHAT a lrice! Broke the bank!

    • My previous pair was the same price, and the trainers I bought before also around £35 – £40, but I get my money’s worth as I live in them.
      Walking as much as we do with the dog, I need comfort, and the memory foam reallky helps with that.
      Hoe you’re having one of your better days Lorraine. 🙂

      • blindzanygirl says:

        Thanks Di. Bad morning but better afternoon. I often used to buy men’s shoes or trainers too. Great idea about the memory foam. 😊

  5. iScriblr says:

    Ouch.. Those long nails are so impractical and uuuglyyy!😱😱

  6. colonialist says:

    Feet are leg ends in their own time, aren’t they?

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