Thursday, June 22, 2006

Sole survivor

My feet are freakin' killing me.

A few months ago (has it already been 10 months?) I bought a nice pair of black Kenneth Coles to wear at work. I needed them to replace my black Sketchers, which I really liked.

Anyway, when I tried on the KCs at the shoe store, they felt pretty good. So I took them with me on a business trip to San Francisco. After wearing them around the city for a day, I ended up with two huge blisters on my heels, but I just chalked it up to the shoes being new and needing time to "break them in."

So I kept the Sketchers in the rotation, easing into the KCs eventually. Now they're my only black work shoes. But the thing is, even though they're broken in, they are still killing my heels. And it's not that I'm getting blisters. The actual bone and tendons of my heels are aching every day.

So I have to ask myself, why do I continue to wear cruel shoes (as Steve Martin would call them). Probably because I'm too cheap to go buy new shoes before my current ones are worn out.

But it does prove an age-old point: Time wounds all heels.

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  1. Dude, SanFran does evil things to your feet if you wear dress shoes. I know from my dotcom-boom experience that SF can tear feet up, especially if you're hoofing it between and (only 3 blocks apart...but damn, what a hill) in a pair of Florsheims...which feel like they have wooden soles. I wore only my socks to the hotel lounge that night....and then proceeded to drink a fifth of Bookers bourbon. I feel for you, but it's all about what looks good, right?

  2. Get inserts until your shoes wear out then go online and buy some more sketchers. I buy straight from their website. Get some gels or some Dr Scholl's - I think that's how you spell it. I heard they make your feet feel good. Don't mess with your tendons dude. Once they are stretched they don't go back. You may think they do but they don't. That's why sprains are easier to injure again...b/c the ligaments and tendons stay stretched. Hope your heels heal! Keep those puppies smilin'!

  3. Best decnet shoes I've found that don't jack your feet up are Steve Maddens and Nunn Bush. The Nunn Bush are really good as they have gel soles in the heels


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