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Monday, 6 December 2010

New Shoes

First, an apology, I didn't notice that blogger now does a spam filter, of course some genuine comments ended up in the wrong place, I've now sorted it out - sorry if your comment hadn't appeared, I do enjoy reading them.

For quite a few years now I've had trouble finding comfortable shoes.  I can no longer wear anything with heels and the width has to be quite roomy.  It was years before I eventually sought medical advice about my feet and, as usual with me, the NHS doctor I go to was no help at all.  I don't think I make enough fuss with doctors, they just don't take me seriously, but that is beside the point here.  Anyway, I eventually went to a private hospital and saw an excellent podiatrist who diagnosed me with Morton's neuromaThis is an extremely painful condition and it prevented me from doing much walking so I rapidly became very unfit.  I used to walk a lot and would think nothing of walking instead of getting a bus anywhere.  The podiatrist gave me two cortisone injections in my right foot.  This did help and I can now be on my feet for quite a length of time before I feel any discomfort.  But - I do have to be careful about my footwear.

A couple of weeks ago I visited a mill shop at Moffat and bought some lovely, comfy shoes

They are Hotter shoes and are wonderful.  I used to wear very fashionable shoes and that could have added to the problem with my feet, apparently the bones in my feet are naturally too close together (I do have a trouble with my spine too).  Nowadays I don't care how fashionable my shoes are as long as they are comfortable.  This can be quite a nuisance when it comes to wearing skirts and dresses but I think my new shoes will look fine.

One of my aunts, who was quite superstitious, said that putting shoes on a table would cause a death.  I'm not superstitious so I'm not bothered by this but I did look it up (on the internet of course).  One theory as to how this superstition came about is from when photography was first used.  Apparently the deceased would be photographed and so would have their shoes on while lying on a table - thus the superstition came about.  Ridiculous!!!


Sweet Homestead Alabama said...

That is a ridiculous superstition! As they all are... But, I LOVE your new shoes! They look comfy and stylish at the same time. Mary Janes have long been one of my favorite styles of shoe. Very feminine with the strap and I like the rounded toe.

I, too, must be careful of my footwear. Heels are out (except for the smallest sort). I enjoy wearing Born brand shoes. They have a very cushiony footbed.

Peggy said...

Hi Ann,I was wondering where my comments were going to!Your new shoes look not only very comfortable but stylish as well.I have heard of not putting shoes on a table too but not the theory behind it.We all destroyed our feet wearing stilletos and pointy toes back in the swinging sixties!!

nic@nipitinthebud said...

those shoes are made for walking...
my mum swears by Hotter shoes too and gets them for her, my dad and my 93 year old nan!

Anonymous said...

The shoes look very comfortable...I'm always on the look out for smart looking shoes that are comfortable. I'm going to have to research HOTTER and BORN to see if they're available in the states.
I don't wear shoes with heels anymore was fun when I was younger but now...not so much. And you're right Peggy that's exactly what I did, my toes look exactly like a pointed toed shoe...LOL