Hello blog readers, (if you're still out there)
Almost a year ago to the day, I posted about my issues with finding fashionable shoes for my super particular feet. And then I disappeared. I'm happy to report that I am alive and well, and I finally purchased some new shoes...this morning. Yes, it took me a whole year to make the purchase! I'm a funny sort when it comes to buying things. I have to really want it, and I have to be in the mood to buy it, otherwise I don't.
I finally purchased my custom-made turquoise Converse Chuck Taylors. I've been wanting them for about two years now, so the fact that they're on their way to being made and in my hands soon makes me giddy!
I'm really excited about this purchase because these will be my first pair of boots. Cerebral Palsy often makes the muscles in feet pull in one direction making feet tense and taunt, making it especially difficult to relax feet long enough to slip them in to boots. For this reason, I've known that if I ever tried boots they'd have to be the shorter variety, with a zipper to allow for as easy as possible slip-onage (like my new word?)
These are the boots I purchased. Another big plus about these is the almost non-existent heel, which if you spend any amount of time in a wheelchair is a very important feature. Your heels are much less likely to ache at the end of the day without a pronounced heel adding pressure.
Jump in: Any recent purchases you were really excited about?
So I got my boots in the mail yesterday. Unfortunately, they didn't work out. Turns out that what I thought was no-heel boots were actually hidden-heel boots with quite the heel. My feet looked like an S trying to deal with the heel and the tightness overall. Poor things didn't know what I just did to them. They achingly screamed, "What the...!"
So it looks like we're back to square one with the boots. But, I'll let you know when my Converse come in. I'm still super excited for those!