I have been having foot problems. BAD foot problems. The problems started back in May. I had lots of pain on the side of my feet and the heel. I finally went to a podiatrist a few weeks ago. The prognosis: I walk on my feet wrong! I walk on the outside of my feet therefore putting all of the pressure on that area. The Dr. recommended that I go out and buy shoes that would help me to both correct the way I walk and also to give me some much needed relief. Specifically, I need to find shoes that have a bigger toe box, an elevated heel, support in the ankle and a straight line on both side of the shoe. That is a tall order!
I was not happy to hear this because special shoes in my mind equals too much $$$$$!!! I bit the bullet though and visited a local store called Shoes That Fit. The sales clerk had me jump up on a computerized device that scanned my feet and then he was able to recommend some appropriate shoes for me. I was looking for a sandal. I needed something that is appropriate to wear at school, would be comfortable and cute! There were two shoes that I really liked.
Finn Comfort and the other by Kumfs. I settled for the Kumfs because they cost $150 while the Finns were $220. OUCH!
I went back to the store the next week because I needed good workout shoes. After trying on several differnt shoes I chose a pair of Brooks.
Zappos and they were priced at $123.95 with free shipping! Darn!
This past weekend, I went back to the store with my mom. She also is "foot challenged!" She was looking for a pair of tennis shoes as well and she found a pair of New Balance 1010's that she really liked. While we were there, my mom asked to try on a couople of pairs of MBT's. I told her about these shoes not too long ago after a friend of mine invested in them.
For this shoe, there was no price difference. :-(
I have been quite upset about the fact that I have had to resort to wearing such expensive shoes. Who has that kind of money to spend on shoes? I will need several pairs of shoes too. I can't just have one shoe - this is going to be an expensive investment. I have to say though that now, after 2 weeks with the right fitting shoe, I have little or no foot pain. It is really miraculous. WOW! What a change.