Shoes Blues


Some of my distraction from creativity lately has been a pain in my foot. Apparently either my feet have expanded a whole lot or all my shoes shrunk. None of my shoes fit anymore, and I’m sadly giving them away to a lucky sister.

Although I’d heard of Birkenstock before, now they are the only shoes I seem to be able to wear. I’m trying to treat my toes more kindly, because they have to last me a lot more years. Getting back into my yoga routine (daily now) helps also. Now I know why my yoga teacher was always encouraging us to stretch and have “happy toes!”

4 thoughts on “Shoes Blues”

  1. it’s essential to select shoes by size, so you have to try on both shoes. It may seem obvious, but many people suffer discomfort because they don’t know their exact shoe size. Every man’s feet are different, and the generic sizes don’t necessarily give you the best fit. Like clothing manufacturer’s sizes, men’s shoe sizes can vary dramatically – a size five in one shop or retailer may be very different from a size five from online shoe stores. Transfer weight from heel to toe, to check whether your fingers are not ends. Particular attention should be paid at the height of the heel. Safer for women’s health is considered to be the heel height of up to five centimeters. The optimum height of the heel in men’s shoes – 1,5 cm.

  2. Hi Gerrie,

    It’s hard when every step hurts! But I think it’s finally getting better, yay.

    And I do have an idea for a new quilt that I’m itching to start based on shoes of course! Either that or the new yoga one….

    Judy, I agree, Merrells are good too, I just have to buy some bigger ones!

  3. I used to love my Birks, but now I have trouble wearing them, unless I have socks on……so, my knitted socks are essential! I’m now addicted to Merrells: bought 3 pair of their sandals today and am loving them.
    Yayy for yoga! 😉


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