Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Pesky feets

Today I've come to a depressing conlusion. I can no longer wear cheap shoes.

In my mere 33 years, I have already been plagued with plantar warts (not since college, thank heavens) flat feet (though frankly my arches seem to have become slightly more pronounced over the years), occasional bouts of plantar fasciitis, and most recently, growing bunions. The fasciitis first occured about 4 years ago, and since then I've purchased my athletic and specifically running shoes very carefully.

Lately the bunions have been nattering at me. At a towering 5'10", I didn't have the confidence to wear heels much until about 5 years ago. I think the combination of higher heels, flat feet, and genetics have caused the bunions to grow, especially on my right foot. I knew I should pay more attention to it when they even started hurting while I was exercising in my expensive sneakers. I'd almost come to the conclusion that I may have to give up heels nearly altogether, but today I'm wearing some very well-made high-heeled boots that I picked up at a steal from the Nordstrom Half-Yearly sale, and the feets are fine. Given, I've also been massaging the bony masses and doing toe exercises, but I think the nicer shoes do help.


So while there will always be exceptions made for shoes like flip-flops, I think I'm going to need to stick to well-made shoes like those recommended by the Manolo from now on if I don't want my feets to end up looking like these. Sniff.

6 comments:

chelene said...

Is this just an excuse to buy Pucci? ;)

Slave to the dogs said...

It's a pretty good one, isnt' it? :)

The Prophet said...

I'm trying to keep from puking as I type this. That picture is hideous! I'm flat footed too, we're a dying bread... I mean breed.

Slave to the dogs said...

Pretty foul, isn't it, prophet? Beware those flat feet, or that could be you someday. ;)

PrettyRandomThoughts said...

Please tell me that these are not YOUR feet.

Slave to the dogs said...

Not yet, prt. Not yet.