Robin is hosting Fun Monday this week, so please drop on by, sign up with her, and join in the fun! She wants us to: Shoes tell a lot about a person and we wanna delve deeply into your sole/soul. Photograph your favorite pair–or pairs–of shoes and tell us a little about why they’re near and dear to your toes/heart (I can’t wait to see how Swampy ties this in to Breast Cancer Awareness!). Follow in Jenny’s footsteps and make a foot-family portrait…show us your baby bronzed booties…let us see the shoes YOU HAD TO HAVE (but have never worn)…or all those grotesquely dyed-to-match formerly white satin bridemaid’s shoes that were worn ONCE…the reinforced steel-toe boots that saved your big toe from being hacked off in that industrial “accident”…or, just take pictures of your nekkid feet–gnarly bunions, twin toes, or perfectly OPI-pedicured tootsies.
Well, I guess I’ll take the plunge. Here are my feet. Yes, they are short/small. I KNOW. Okay. Enough comments about them in elevators (ever notice all you do in an elevator is look at the floor, and people’s feet?) Sorry for the bad polish. I need to redo it. Something you might or might not be able to tell is that I have a left foot size 5 WIDE and a right foot size 5 1/2 WIDE. My feet are also “tall” at the toes. So even if I get wide shoes (which do not usually start in US shoes until size 7), the shoes are too “short” from insole to top of shoe, for my feet. This really comes back to light, because I just went and tried on at least 2 dozen pairs of shoes. I thought I had ones that I could order (6 wide) in black, navy, and brown. They would be PERFECT! Except that you can’t order them in anything smaller than 7W, but the stores could get them in 6.5 wide. WHAT?!? Yeah, so I got some from a different store that are a little too tight (6W) on my right foot, but fit my left fine. There are other shoes I could have worn, but you couldnt get them the right dimensions… If you check out my big toes, I’ve had 3 of the 4 sides of them operated on. I had extreme ingrown nails for more than a decade. Last year, I got all but one side fixed. It involved twice daily foot soaking and going through 2 boxes of bandaids for a month, and lots of limping, BUT! I can WALK! Again! Unfortunately, the last side that’s not been done is acting up. And our insurance is not as good. Eck. I wonder if I can hold out until we have different insurance? Basically, they numbed me (worst part) with about 3 shots, then cut down the side, scraped, etc. I had 2-two week checkups for each time and was given a clean bill of health. Oh, did I mention the megadoses of antibiotics? Luckily I got smart and asked for a “yeast killing” pill with the last 2. No horrible side-effect infection! Yes! More than you wanted to know? Sorry 🙁
Okay, so now that you know the full story on my feet, here’s some shoes. I just purged a lot of my shoes, so I dont have a lot to show. They were too small and never fit, it was just in desperation to wear something for a special event. So here’s the pared down compilation the 2 pair of shoes I wear for dress, the rest are tennis shoes and flip flops: