Archive for September 4th, 2008

Feet and Shoes

 

I’ve got fat feet.  The rest of me isn’t wide by any means, but my poor feet are pretty darn fat.  That, or my bones are totally messed up.  I have feet that are, by shoe standards, ridiculously wide for a lady.  Which sort of makes me feel like I have man feet!  Though they don’t look like man feet.  Just sayin’.

Then I have these high arches that don’t translate well to heels that are made of stiff leather.  My arch is actually so high that i have to usually buy one size up so that I can jam my freaky feet into a boot.  And yes, the boot is unzipped.  And yes, I have tried a shoehorn.  My crazy-ass feet are so arched that all the pressure in a heel goes to my big toes.

Then there’s my poor bunion on my left foot.  My mom had a bunion and had to have surgery!  And then there’s me and my foot.  In college I had this pair of black flat boots that I am pretty sure are the cause of my poor bunion.  Strange how a pair of flats managed to kill my feet.  Sigh.

Then I had a pair of flats in college that I wore during my time in Banff, and they messed up my poor pinkie toe on my right foot!  All because my feet are seriously too wide for ridiculously thin women’s shoes.  Aw.

I don’t know anyone who has actually complained about women’s shoes before who had somewhat normal feet, you know?  It’s all these people who are either extremely overweight, or other people who are basically missing a toe or something.

Does anyone else have problems with women’s shoes?  Some of them are so thin in width I don’t know if anyone could get their foot in the shoe without cutting off their pinky, and the associated bones just to get the shoe ON!

For instance, I am currently wearing a pair of flat Oxford shoes, and I can feel my poor feet throbbing at the knuckles ever so slightly because my feet are wider than these shoes, thus making all my toe bones jam together.

Actually, I  ought to just get rid of those pesky pinky toes.  What have they done for me lately?  I’ll tell you what: NOTHING.  Though they are so darn cute!  Maybe I’ll just get rid of a middle toe– no one cares about the middle toes!

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