Why Finicky Feet?

Why Finicky Feet?

Look beyond the badly needed pedicure.

Look beyond the badly needed pedicure.

Well, look at this foot.  Aside from the fact that it’s ugly and hairy.  This foot has problems.  My feet don’t like shoes.  They also don’t like to be barefoot.  They don’t like flats, flip flops, boots, heels, or even tennis shoes.  They don’t even particularly like Uggs.  Whose feet don’t enjoy the plush comfort of an Ugg boot?  Yeah, yeah.  Mine.  Not enough arch support for me to wear Uggs for very long.  I consider a shoe a good buy if I can walk all over Disneyland in it without complaint.  Buying shoes is the most stressful part of any shopping trip.

This is what it looks like when I go shopping for running shoes.  Why, oh why, am I so difficult to fit?

Wore out the salesman at Road Runner's Specialty Running Store. He probably quit his job after I left.

Wore out the salesman at Road Runner’s Specialty Running Store. He probably quit his job after I left.

Blame it on the “Morton’s Toe.”  The second toe on our foot is supposed to be shorter than the big toe.  Clearly I have prehensile feet.  My big toe is resentful of the second toe’s height, so they fight with each other like siblings, gouging out chunks of flesh in the soft middle parts of my toes.  It’s so painful!  These blistered toes kept me up all night, howling out every time they accidentally brushed against one another.

So how do you keep fighting toes apart?

A midnight engineering project for me to keep my toes from touching each other so I could sleep.

A midnight engineering project for me to keep my toes from touching each other so I could sleep.

Too exhausted to get up and look for bandaids that I know we don’t have, I got up and instead wrapped a washcloth between the toes and fastened it with a ponytail holder.

At long last!  Relief!  Finally!  I could sleep.

I understand how difficult it can be to find comfortable shoes. Finicky Feet will endeavor to keep us all informed of the latest and greatest in footwear.  For the very finicky foot, naturally.

 

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